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Should I wear compression stockings at night?

Should I wear compression stockings at night?

You can: If you have a venous ulcer, then wearing a low compression stocking at night is often recommended. Otherwise, there is probably no need. It is important to remember that the compression you should use at night (15-20 mm hg) isn't adequate for when you you are up and walking around. Then you probably need 30-40 mm hg.

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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?

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.

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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

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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.

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I was diagnosed in ER today with Chronic superficial venous thrombosis of lower left extremity and sent home. Can I wear compression stockings now?

I was diagnosed in ER today with Chronic superficial venous thrombosis of lower left extremity and sent home. Can I wear compression stockings now?

Yes: Superficial veins drains into saphenous venous system has valves in the veins that prevent embolism. Make sure to see your doctor to evaluate deep vein thrombosis, then you need aggressive treatment (s) to prevent pulmonary embolism.

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Can I wear compression stockings to reduce the swelling in my leg and ankle? I have a simple fracture of the left lower fibula

Probably: If it is truly an isolated fibula fracture, then wearing a compression stocking can be helpful to reduce swelling, as can the application of ice and elevation of the ankle above the level of the heart. You would want to check with your doctor and make sure it is an isolated fibula fracture rather than an unstable ankle injury before doing so. Thank you for the question.

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Post DVT compression stockings do I need to wear 24 hrs?

Controversial: The role of compression stockings is to help to squeeze the calf veins to improve the venous return of blood to the heart and prevent venous stasis. When ambulating, the calf muscle pump does this. When recumbent, the calf muscle pump is not working. I, therefore, feel that compression hose should be worn while sleeping to improve the venous return. A lesser compression could be used at night.

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I just had a surgery. My physician told me to wear compression stockings. Can I wear them overnight?

I just had a surgery. My physician told me to wear compression stockings. Can I wear them overnight?

TED hose: Thrombo embolism deterrent stockings are made to be worn over night and have a low enough pressure that they can be worn safely.

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After having a DVT where clot is behind knee, is it better to wear compression stockings below knee or above?

After having a DVT where clot is behind knee, is it better to wear compression stockings below knee or above?

Depends: Once a diagnosis has been made, and anticoagulants (blood thinners) have been started and the patient's condition is stable, the md may recommend ambulation (walking) and compression stockings to prevent other clots. The stockings are graduated in pressure starting at the ankle. The md most familiar with you current condition should be consulted on thigh high or knee high hose.

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How long after dvt should I wear 30-40 compression stockings after dvt and not on coumadin (warfarin) almost 2 yrs past clot?

How long after dvt should I wear 30-40 compression stockings after dvt and not on coumadin (warfarin) almost 2 yrs past clot?

It depends: Do you know the status of your deep venous system? After a DVT there may be damage such as obstruction or reflux. If this is the case you are at risk for skin changes developing in your legs. These can result in ulceration. You should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. Long term compression may be advisable for you. Good luck. David Fox, MD, FACS www. FoxVein. Com

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If you wear compression stockings too tight can that cause a DVT? I have the thigh high one and I took them off next day thigh hurts! What is this?

If you wear compression stockings too tight can that cause a DVT? I have the thigh high one and I took them off next day thigh hurts! What is this?

Yes: You need to get the right size If too tight you can have pain after taking them off The muscles and skin rebound causing discomfort make sure they are the right size

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Is it safe to wear a 18mmhg compression stockings while recovering from leg injury caused by Running? Like swollen muscles & visible spider veins?

Is it safe to wear a 18mmhg compression stockings while recovering from leg injury caused by Running? Like swollen muscles & visible spider veins?

Should be: Given your age, and your sex, arterial disease is unlikely. Also, this level of compression should not inhibit blood flow. I think you can safely use them. However, if it hurts to wear them, your toes turn blue or black, etc. Stop immediately.

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7 days post lumbar laminectomy. Up and about. Any need to continue compression stockings at night?

Risk benefit: The risk for a blood clot decreases with mobility, as soon as you are moving well okay to discontinue compression.

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