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How often do you need to go to the doctor to check on your venous stasis?

How often do you need to go to the doctor to check on your venous stasis?

Regularly: If you have not had a full work-up to determine the cause of your venous stasis, then you should see a vein specialist asap, as there may be issues that can be improved or even cured to resolve the problem. If you are currently undergoing tratment and are stable, then you should be followed regularly, perhaps every 6-12 months for monitoring. Any sudden change should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Venous Stasis (Definition)

Venous stasis is the backup of venous blood flow due to malfunctioning(refluxing) of the venous valves. These valves occur in the superficial , perforator and deep venous systems. When these valves malfunction, the back pressure builds up in the veins leading to venous hypertension and symptoms of leg heaviness, cramping or tiredness. Signs of venous stasis would be ...Read more


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I have venous stasis ulcers. Which kind of physician should I see about this?

I have venous stasis ulcers. Which kind of physician should I see about this?

Treat the cause: Although a wound care center or a vein specialist can treat your ulcer, it is important to make sure that you treat the cause (venous insufficiency) of the ulcer. Treating your vein problem will help your ulcer heal more quickly and will also help to keep it from coming back once it is healed. ...Read more

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Are venous stasis and stasis dermatitis the same thing?

Are venous stasis and stasis dermatitis the same thing?

Venous insufficiency: Actually venous stasis and stasis dermatitis are misnomers. Venous stasis means that venous blood isn't moving and we now know that really doesn't happen. As dr. Bolhack said, the cause of the problem is venous hypertension which occurs because of venous insufficiency or reflux (blood flowing backwards), not stasis. Chronic venous insufficiency causes inflammation which causes dermatitis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic venous stasis and chronic arterial insufficiency?

What is the difference between chronic venous stasis and chronic arterial insufficiency?

Significant: Chronic venous stasis (cvi) is a result of long standing venous insufficiency due to malfunctioning of the valves of either the superficial, deep or both systems of veins. Chronic arterial insufficiency is due to long standing decrease arterial blood flow into either the legs or arms. Venous problems cause leg swelling and discoloration while arterial problems cause pain and even gangrene. ...Read more

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How do you treat venous stasis?

Get the blood moving: Venous stasis is sluggish flow due to venous insufficiency (valve damage) or calf muscle dysfunction due to bedrest, improper gait/footwear or injury. Ambulation with good calf muscle contraction, enhanced by compression stockings and correcting the vein problem (varicose vein disease/insufficiency) also helps. Those at risk for blood clots (heredity, surgery, malignancy) may need blood thinners. ...Read more

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What can I do for venous stasis pain?

What can I do for venous stasis pain?

Venous stasis pain: Lying down and putting your feet up higher than your heart helps. Compression is essential but you might need 30-40 mm hg stockings. The easiest way to do this is usually to wear prescription graduated compression stockings or circaids. If you can take anti-inflammatory medicine, that can help too. The best thing though is to see a vein specialist and treat your underlying venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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What can I do for pain of venous stasis ?

What can I do for  pain of venous stasis ?

Compression: The best way to deal with pain and aching often associated with venous stasis is to prevent it! compression stockings are the mainstay of therapy. Most commonly knee high garments with at least 20-30 mmhg compression. Weight loss, leg elevation, and excercise all have important roles. People that have symptoms despite conservative therapy may need other interventions. See a vascular specialist! ...Read more

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What can I do for the pain of my venous stasis?

Venous stasis pain: Lying down and putting your feet up higher than your heart helps. Compression is essential but you might need 30-40 mm hg stockings. The easiest way to do this is usually to wear prescription graduated compression stockings or circaids. If you can take anti-inflammatory medicine, that can help too. The best thing though is to see a vein specialist and treat your underlying venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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What can I do for the pain of my venous stasis ?

Get evaluated: Venous stasis can be from failure of the superficial veins ("varicose veins"), the deep veins (almost always after a dvt), or both. If the superficial system is involved then treatment can offer at least some symptom improvement. The first step is evaluation by a phlebologist, or an interventional radiologist or vascular surgeon who is committed to caring for vein disease. ...Read more

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