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Dr. Barbara Toppin answered:

After having a DVT where clot is behind knee, is it better to wear compression stockings below knee or above?

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Once a diagnosis has been made, and anticoagulants(blood thinners) have been started and the patient's condition is stable , the MD may recommend ambulation (walking) and compression stockings to prevent other clots. The stockings are graduated in pressure starting at the ankle. The MD most familiar with you current condition should be consulted on thigh high or knee high hose.
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Dr. Neil J. Halin answered:

Have Pain in the back of my knee, no swelling redness or warmth, havent injured it; could it a blood clot or dvt?

Could be a cyst

You can get an ultrasound to look for "bakers cyst".
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Take aspirin if i think I have a blood clot in leg dvt? Pain on inner leg just above knee, and hurts when palped. Is it safe to wait till tom for Dr.

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Aspirin won't hurt, but it won't dissolve a thrombus (clot) if that is what you have. You should see a doctor ASAP and get an ultrasound. If you do have a clot and it breaks free, it could travel to you lungs and cause serious problems (pulmonary embolus). It may not be a clot after all, but I wouldn't want to take any chances.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered:

Compression stockings don't help pain what else can I do? I had a DVT in my right leg 2 years ago. It went from my groin to ankle. I still have pain in this leg, and when I walk any distance or even a 50 yards I get excuriating pain in my leg, specific

You may

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Have developed another DVT are you on blood thinner. I would consider this an emergency and suggest you get it checked right away!
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Dr. John Landi answered:

Are compression stockings enough to prevent a DVT when you fly?

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I advise patients to do several things when they fly or drive for greater than 2 hours. Wear knee length compression stockings 20-30mmHg. Get up and move around every 2-3h hours to exercise the calf muscles to increase the calf muscle pump and improve the venous return and I also advise taking a baby aspirin the night before the trip and day of the trip so adequate levels are present.
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is there any benefit to wearing compression stockings without a dvt. I think I have a lymphatic problem but docs here say nothing can be done...... ?

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Support stockings can help your legs feel less heavy and sore by the end of the day even if you do not have a DVT or even varicose veins. Often, only knee highs are needed, and are much easier to put on. The stockings will not cure the lymphatic problem, but you will feel better, and that is fine.
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Dr. John Landi answered:

Post DVT compression stockings do I need to wear 24 hrs?

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The role of compression stockings is to help to squeeze the calf veins to improve the venous return of blood to the heart and prevent venous stasis. When ambulating, the calf muscle pump does this. When recumbent, the calf muscle pump is not working. I, therefore, feel that compression hose should be worn while sleeping to improve the venous return. A lesser compression could be used at night
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Are profesionally fitted/made compression stockings best to prevent DVT?

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Walking with gradient compression helps a great deal. Avoid inactivity and to monitor the INR. If at risk use anticoagulant.
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Today I'm trying compression stockings for pitting edema. But when i put them on i feel pressure in my face and head, WHY? -DVT, -CHF, -CKD, +HBP, +DM

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The hose are likely working pushing fluid into the venous system and the central venous pressure increase is being felt in your face
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