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Should I invest in compression stockings if varicose veins and pregnant?

Should I invest in compression stockings if varicose veins and pregnant?

Compression: The use of stockings can be very helpful for the symptoms of swelling of the lower extremities associated with pregnancy. But you need to confer with your clinician about the use of the stockings to make sure that they are aware of the symptoms and your plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

Varicose veins are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins usually have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to te heart. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves so blood moves forward and back which causes the enlarged vessels. These varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for a ...Read more


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Can compression stockings get rid of varicose veins?

Can compression stockings get rid of varicose veins?

No: Varicose veins are broken and compression stockings can't fix them. Stockings can, and usually do, make your legs feel better while you wear them though. They can also help to keep you from getting new varicose veins too. The best place to get compression stockings is from a trained fitter who can make sure that the stockings you get fit properly. You also don't want to use ted hose. ...Read more

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Are compression stockings, as a first line of defense for varicose veins, just putting off the inevitable resultant surgical procedure in most people?

Are compression stockings, as a first line of defense for varicose veins, just putting off the inevitable resultant surgical procedure in most people?

Yes: Stockings are not curative. They may slow progression and improve symptoms. See a vein specialist or phlebologist to learn what your options are. If someone tells you hat you require vein stripping, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can compression stockings make varicose veins worse?

Absolutely Not: In fact, compresssion stockings are often the 1st line of management for treatment of symptomatic varicosites, along with daily elevation of the limbs and an adequate exercise regimen - known as "consevative care". The stockings act to help keep blood flowing through the limb, and diminsh the venous pooling, which leads to venous hypertension, eventually causing the bulging, dilated varicose veins. ...Read more

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What do compression stockings do for varicose veins? In what way do they help?

What do compression stockings do for varicose veins? In what way do they help?

Pressure: By providing external pressure to the veins, they don't allow them to have as much blood flow backwards as would otherwise be the case. This reduces swelling and pain. The treatment is not curative. See miamibeachvein.Com to learn more. ...Read more

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If I wear compression stockings only at night can it sill help my varicose veins? What are a good least cumbersome kind to wear ?

Not really: At night I assume you are sleeping. The fact you would be in bed and not standing would negate the need for the compression as no gravity there.....you need the compressn hoosiery when standing to counteract gravity. Of course if you work at night and are not sleeping then that would be good time to wear them. ...Read more

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Can a surgeon remove a blood clot in a varicose vein if it is found by ulrasound testing? What happens besides compression stockings and thinners?

Can be: It can be done, and that procedure is called thrombectomy or embolectomy. However, in the veins of the calf or upper legs, blood thinners are more standard of care treatment once diagnosis made. Compression stockings can help prevent , although best prevention is use of muscles by regular exercise and activity. Blood thinning prevents clot growth and the body will break it down (fibrinolysis). ...Read more

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My surgeon recommends compression stockings grade II for my varicose vains. How much?

My surgeon recommends compression stockings grade II for my varicose vains. How much?

Compression: Yes, so long as this is directed from your clinician. We need to know that your arteries are okay and then we can determine the correct level of compression. The levels of compression are measured in millimeters of mercury pressure. ...Read more

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Have varicose veins & saphenous vein valve not working. Why worse when using compression stocking or sitting/elevating leg? Heaviness, tingling foot.

Have varicose veins & saphenous vein valve not working. Why worse when using compression stocking or sitting/elevating leg? Heaviness, tingling foot.

Due to something els: You may have pelvic venous obstruction that would be made worse by support stockings and sitting. You may not be able to elevate you legs high enough without being bed to give relief. A venous ultrasound which usually looks at the legs would not necessarily diagnose your problem. You should consult a physician who specializes in venous diseases. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more