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I got leg ulcer , blood clots and varicose veine.Is it alright to wear compression stocking?
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Mark Nielsen
Phlebology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Most likely
If the cause of your ulcer is venous in nature, compression stockings generally would be of benefit for patients with ulceration, blood clots, and varicose veins.
However, you should contact your physician for his recommendation.

In brief: Most likely
If the cause of your ulcer is venous in nature, compression stockings generally would be of benefit for patients with ulceration, blood clots, and varicose veins.
However, you should contact your physician for his recommendation.
Dr. Mark Nielsen
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Related problems
The blood clots aka deep venous thrombi and/or phlebitis, the visible or bulging varicose veins, and ulcer are all late effects of your advanced venous hypertension.
You will need more than compression. An ultrasound of veins performance, a soft cast weekly until your wound heals and removing the bad vein will likely help you. Anticoagulants are also possible. See a vein specialist.

In brief: Related problems
The blood clots aka deep venous thrombi and/or phlebitis, the visible or bulging varicose veins, and ulcer are all late effects of your advanced venous hypertension.
You will need more than compression. An ultrasound of veins performance, a soft cast weekly until your wound heals and removing the bad vein will likely help you. Anticoagulants are also possible. See a vein specialist.
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ulcer
First off get that ulcer to heal wearing an unna boot.
Go see a doctor asap.

In brief: Ulcer
First off get that ulcer to heal wearing an unna boot.
Go see a doctor asap.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It is essential
As long as your ulcer is coming from chronic venous insufficiency and isn't due to pad, then compression is essential.
It will help to promote healing of the ulcer, reduce your pain and swelling, and decrease your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome after the blood clots. You have a complicated case and a proper venous ultrasound evaluation needs to be done, as dr. Berg said.

In brief: It is essential
As long as your ulcer is coming from chronic venous insufficiency and isn't due to pad, then compression is essential.
It will help to promote healing of the ulcer, reduce your pain and swelling, and decrease your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome after the blood clots. You have a complicated case and a proper venous ultrasound evaluation needs to be done, as dr. Berg said.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If the ulcer you have on the inner aspect of your leg above the ankle then most probably it is related to your venous problem and you need a high pressure compression stocking 30-40 mmhg.

In brief: Yes
If the ulcer you have on the inner aspect of your leg above the ankle then most probably it is related to your venous problem and you need a high pressure compression stocking 30-40 mmhg.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, it is.
It is not only ok, but good for you to wear compression stockings in your situation.
The stocking will help keep the swelling down in your legs which will tend to build up because of your blood clots and the varicose veins. It will not only reduce your pain that you have with the swelling but reduce the risk for further complications occurring.

In brief: Yes, it is.
It is not only ok, but good for you to wear compression stockings in your situation.
The stocking will help keep the swelling down in your legs which will tend to build up because of your blood clots and the varicose veins. It will not only reduce your pain that you have with the swelling but reduce the risk for further complications occurring.
Dr. Vineet Choudhry
Dr. Vineet Choudhry
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