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How long should you wear the stockings after leg operation?

How long should you wear the stockings after leg operation?

Depends: The need to use of compressions stockings after leg surgery varies depending on the type of surgery you have. If it is for an orthopedic procedure, wearing them until you are able to resume normal activity makes sense and helps prevent dvts. For varicose vein procedures it is important to wear them regularly for at least one to two weeks after the procedure to ensure the procedure is successful. ...Read more

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After surgery how long do you have to wear surgical stockings for?

After surgery how long do you have to wear surgical stockings for?

Well...: You can stop using them once you are physically active and walking around... If you are sedentary or in bed most of the time, you should keep them ...Read more

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Should i wear compression stockings after having cellulitis on my leg?

Should i wear compression stockings after having cellulitis on my leg?

OK after resolution: Compression stocking is useful to help reduce edema (swelling) of the legs. However, if you have active cellulitis (infection of the skin), the pressure from compression stocking may cause further inflammation. Instead, during an active infection, i generally recommend leg elevation to reduce swelling. Once the infection is resolved, then you can resume using you're compression stocking. ...Read more

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All the clots in leg had been dissolved.But my leg still be swollen at night(morning is ok) even thoigh i wear the stocking all day. Why?Is it normal

All the clots in leg had been dissolved.But my leg still be swollen at night(morning is ok) even thoigh i wear the stocking all day. Why?Is it normal

Vein valves: Once you have had clots in the veins, the valves are often "messed up" even though the clot is gone. Swelling is common...Wear your stockings daily. Consider seeing a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I stop compression stocking from pulling my leg hair ? And keep them from being so hot ? I'm need to wear them but these issues make it hard.

How can I stop compression stocking from pulling my leg hair ? And keep them from being so hot ? I'm need  to wear them but these issues make it hard.

Stocking trouble: Cotton compression stockings are cooler than synthetic. There are also lighter, thinner stockings that are available. If you are wearing thigh high stockings and really only need knee high, the shorter ones will be cooler. Your best resource is probably the medical supplier who fits stockings. They can tell you what is available. The hair pulling thing might actually be trickier. ...Read more

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Can compression stockings help alleviate tired legs and feet on a long flight?

Can compression stockings help alleviate tired legs and feet on a long flight?

SURE!: But so can getting up and walking around the cabin when safe, and while sitting contracting your calf muscles and stretching your legs every 30-60 mins. ...Read more

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Varicose veins, 2 weeks ago had the stripping done to his leg, it swells up once in a while and it hurts to wear the stocking that was given to him.

Varicose veins, 2 weeks ago had the stripping done to his leg, it swells up once in a while and it hurts to wear the stocking that was given to him.

Could be normal: Occasional swelling after vein stripping is not uncommon and generally goes away with time. Unfortunately, stockings can sometimes be a problem with comfort. I would recommend that, at the very least, you put in a call to the doctor who did the surgery and let him or her know that you have some concerns. ...Read more

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History of DVT in left leg with bilateral pes, now wear jobst stockings, since last feb, had hysterectomy in sept, lately, i'm having bil. Groin pain?

History of DVT in left leg with bilateral pes, now wear jobst stockings, since last feb, had hysterectomy in sept, lately, i'm having bil. Groin pain?

Groin pain: It is important to get a Duplex vein scan but this rarely shows anything above the groin. In thin patients, the iliac veins may be visualized. Duplex waveform analysis of the common femoral veins may suggest if there is iliac vein obstruction. b mode component of ultrasound will also show if there are lymph nodes in the groin. An in person exam will determine if there are hernias in the groin. ...Read more

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