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Doctor insights on: Leg Lymphedema Compression Stockings

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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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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

Lymphedema is a medical condition in which the tiny amount fluid and protein that normally seeps out of blood vessels as it flows by cells cannot be returned to the blood vessels due to abnormalities in the lymph system, or the collecting ducts ...Read more


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Can every day usage of compression stockings cause numbing in legs?

Can every day usage of compression stockings cause numbing in legs?

Yes.: Compression stockings can cause many symptoms if they are not properly fitting. I have seen over the years a multitude of complaints from wearing compression hose including numbness, cramps, itching, rash and even spasms. If you are having any discomfort following the wearing of compression hose, then you should try a new pair or get a custom fitted stocking. ...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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Will compression stockings prevent signs and symptoms of a blood clot in the leg?

Will compression stockings prevent signs and symptoms of a blood clot in the leg?

NO: While compressions stockings help in the prevention of vein blood clots, their use typically does not hide or mask the signs and symptoms of a leg blood clots. But unfortunately many people with blood clots do not have any symptoms in their legs to let them know that the clot is there. Sometime a pulmonary embolus occurs to the lungs without any warning, even though the clot began in the leg. ...Read more

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Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

Swelling and pain: Compression garments can help to relieve symptoms of heaviness or swelling or edema. They can help in cases of varicose veins or if you are standing for long periods. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg usually in the calf and can be associated with minimal symptoms usually swelling and crampy pains. ...Read more

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Bad leg swelling, both legs, I've tried water pills with no luck, I've tried Compression Stockings (30-40) with only a little luck.. Any other idea's?

Nature of swelling: Does the swelling go down when you lay down? Agree you need a full work up, not only for clots, but also cardiac evaluation as well as evaluation for lymph edema which is another cause of leg swelling. Don't delay!, ...Read more

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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

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

Consult: you should see a Vascular Surgeon or Interverntional Radiologist who specializes in venous diseases. You might benefit from further intervention to remove chronic clot or stent open narrowed veins. You can find more information at www.sirweb.org or www.vascularweb.org ...Read more

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