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Can wearing compression stockings too tight cause a Deep Vein Thrombosis ?

Can wearing compression stockings too tight cause a Deep Vein Thrombosis ?

Probably not: these stockings are devised to distribute force or compression equally. As such they are meant to retard and not foster DVT formation ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Unilateral lower leg swelling. Wear compression socks and elevate feet for saphenous reflux, leg remains same size. Might swelling not be vascular?

Unilateral lower leg swelling. Wear compression socks and elevate feet for saphenous reflux, leg remains same size. Might swelling not be vascular?

No: you have venous stasis. Any other swelling can be like abscess formation, muscle herniation. Fracture, and if you have the above trust me you will know it right away. My advice if you have good arterial flow get 30-40mmHg compression sock and use them. Cut salt from diet and elevate feet when at rest ...Read more

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Does wearing ankle weight can increase height (lower body- legs)? Or hanging? Am 18 (weight-54)

Does wearing ankle weight can increase height (lower body- legs)? 
Or hanging? 
Am 18 (weight-54)

No: There is not a way to increase your height from what it is predetermined genetically to be. You can not be "stretched". ...Read more

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Is the size 6.69 inch length and 5.11 inch girth large size penis it is means I need large size condom ?

Is the size 6.69 inch length and 5.11 inch girth large size penis it is means I need large size  condom ?

Try how it may fit..: Using a fitting-well condom is advised so to minimizing possible rupture. To sort such out, you may try moderate to large size gradually up to extra-large. So. try, watch, see, and decide. ...Read more

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I'm 22 years female, weight 37kgs height 4'9. I've flat chest. Want to increase my breast size. Suggest cream, oil, exercise to increass the size.

I'm 22 years female, weight 37kgs height 4'9. I've flat chest. Want to increase my breast size. Suggest cream, oil, exercise to increass the size.

Snake oil sales.: Creams, oils, topicals, exercise... None of these snake oil products will do anything. Don't waste your money or time. Short of surgery there isn't anything you can do to change size. ...Read more

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Can weight loss affect penis size specially (penis width)?

Can weight loss affect penis size specially (penis width)?

No.: Wt loss does not affect penis size. However wt loss in the abdomen/pelvis region may make the penis look proportionately larger! ...Read more

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Could i wear compression stockings to bed?

Could i wear compression stockings to bed?

Compression stocking: When you are in bed there is no need for compression hose as your legs are on the same level as the heart When your legs are dependent you need to use compression ...Read more

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About lymphedema, thighs only, after skin reduction surgery: medical graduated thigh-high stockings don't compress above the knee; they only cling. ?

About lymphedema, thighs only, after skin reduction surgery: medical graduated thigh-high stockings don't compress above the knee; they only cling. ?

Lymphedema specialis: You really need to go to a lymphedema specialist who will be a physical therapist with extra training who can fit with appropriate compression garments, teach massage techniques and excercises and recommend any newer technology that may help in your situation. You should get a referral from your doctor and insurance may cover some of it. ...Read more

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The size erect penis pressing fat pad :6.9", no pressing:4.7". I need to lose 88 lbs. Why after lose all overweight i can't see all 6.9" usable length?

The size erect penis pressing fat pad :6.9", no pressing:4.7". I need to lose 88 lbs. Why after lose all overweight i can't see all 6.9" usable length?

Good for you!: There are many far better reasons to lose that weight than simply to see your friend again. And the world's best lovers know how to use their entire bodies to bring mutual pleasure. You're still a young man. Join a group of like-minded friends and work out and (more importantly) take your meals together. ...Read more

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Bloodclot below knee hard, size of large bandaid?

Bloodclot below knee hard, size of large bandaid?

Vein or artery?: is your door warm? Is there pain? Some people will get thrombosis of the varicose vein at that spot, but safest is to get a suede on who fixes veins/arteries to check on it. ...Read more

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Till what age does wrist circumference increase? 20, wrist size 6.7 inches,height 173 cm, ankle 8.9 inches.

Till what age does wrist circumference increase? 20, wrist size 6.7 inches,height 173 cm, ankle 8.9 inches.

Varies somewhat: The mechanism by which the circumference of the wrist increases includes the growth of the bones that make up the wrist, the joint spaces in the wrist, and also the soft tissues of the wrist as well. Bone growth in males can vary quite a bit anywhere usually between 14 and 21. Muscle and tendon size vary with use. Even elderly patients can have increase in wrist circumference due to arthritis. ...Read more

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6'1, 160 LB male. Echo showed Aorta root diameter of 32 mm. Normal size? Exercise heavily and regularly, can that cause Aorta to enlarge?

6'1, 160 LB male. Echo showed Aorta root diameter of 32 mm. Normal size? Exercise heavily and regularly, can that cause Aorta to enlarge?

Aorta : In general normal aorta won't progressively dilate from exercise alone. That said some inherited problems with the aorta are relatively silent and go undetected in families. Discussion with your doctor who knows your history can give input more specific to you. ...Read more

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Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?

Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?

No help now: There are some repairs in the literature that have shown a benefit in preventing seromas by using a compression garment, but once one forms, it will most likely not help make it go away faster. I less it is causing problems, such as pain, or enlarging significantly, i tell my patients to proceed about their usual activities as it should resolve within 6 months. No need for ct scans or ultrasounds. ...Read more

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Can i use elastic bandage instead of compression socks for diabetic nerve irritation?

Can i use elastic bandage instead of compression socks for diabetic nerve irritation?

Careful: those bandages can be very irritating and I have seen them lead to constrictive problems because they do not remain in place very well. I would caution you to be very careful when using those type of bandages with diabetic neuropathy ...Read more

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Have poor circulation from sedentary lifestyle can I use compression stockings?

Have poor circulation from sedentary lifestyle can I use compression stockings?

Compression stockings: these can be very useful, they need proper sizing and to be worn properly so they don't cause problems ...Read more