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Compression Stockings After Surgery
I just had a surgery. My physician told me to wear compression stockings. Can I wear them overnight?
WHY/HOW can you still get a DVT/PE during/after surgery even after compression stockings, massage boots and blood thinners? How is this possible?
Stuff happens: Most of the time in life, we are lucky and bad things don't happen to us after we take the proper precautions. But, the world is not a perfect place. Stuff happens sometimes. Should we stay at home and never go out to try things? No! We look at the risks and the benefits, and then go out and live life. Look both ways, have faith, and then cross the street... you'll ALMOST never get run over. ...Read more
RN, T1DM, hypoglycemic collapse 7mos ago, colleagues gave D50 very quickly in lesser saphenous, phlebitis x7mos now cord-like/red despite NSAIDs + compression stockings, neg Homan's, US next but likely heparin or surgery? Am an avid runner as well
Not easy: this requires a coordinated team responds local caretakers. My 2 cents: investigate a clotting disorder such as the prothrombin gene mutation, factor V Leiden, etc. There are about 7 different tests needed. Although perhaps unconventional, instead of heparin I would treat you with NOAC = Xarelto or Eliquis, In addition, I'd use topical, not oral NSAID, HRS www.thepmc.org ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Following extensive back surgery 7 months ago, I woke up with bilateral swelling in the medial part of my instep and ankles (like wearing too tight half gaiters). It has worsened with compression stockings, and aquasizing and is now difficult to walk. Th
Call doctor ASAP: With back surgery, you would likely be more sedentary post-op. I am concerned that you may have develop a blood clot in your legs and you need to call your doctor ASAP since this may be a life-threatening issue. There may be other reasons for your problem, but this is likely the most urgent problem to be ruled out. ...Read more
The year old periosteal hematoma on my shin is larger than a golf ball. Heat or compression stockings do not help. Can I have surgery on this?
Hematoma: Periosteal hematomas do take a long time to be reabsorbed . But a year is a very long time and size is worrisome. You should really see physician obtain radiographs. ...Read more
Compression: Yes, so long as this is directed from your clinician. We need to know that your arteries are okay and then we can determine the correct level of compression. The levels of compression are measured in millimeters of mercury pressure. I work every day in a wound center and wear compression every day! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Styling: There are dozens of companies that sell lines of stockings. You will need to investigate your choices carefully; what may look nice, my not be quality. First, understand what level of compression you need from your clinician. Then make it to a store that carries multiple brands so that you can feel the differences. From there you can begin to make choices for yourself. Follow the care instructions ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more
Absolutely: There is no harm in wearing your compression stockings while they exercise & it could prove useful. But many people find them too hot during exercise, especially the higher styles. Compression is most important when standing & sitting without movement & least beneficial when lying down or exercising (the "muscle pump" helps venous return during exercise so there is less need while exercising). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have venous insuffiency, I wear compression stockings. Am I more prone to get DVTs from venous insuffiency ?
You can: If you have a venous ulcer, then wearing a low compression stocking at night is often recommended. Otherwise, there is probably no need. It is important to remember that the compression you should use at night (15-20 mm hg) isn't adequate for when you you are up and walking around. Then you probably need 30-40 mm hg. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Forever: They help as long as you use them but do not cure the underlying problem. ...Read more
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