Recently Posted Vein Directory Questions: Lakeshore Veins Responses

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Question: Where does the excess fluids go when wearing compression stockings?

milwaukee_vein_and_laserAnswer:  Compression stockings are designed to have graduated compression and are tighter at the ankle than they are at the knee.  Therefore, the fluid is pushed up from the ankle towards the center of the body.  The fluid is then redistributed.  Some of the fluid enters the circulatory system and is excreted through the kidneys.  Some fluid is redistributed and is less noticeable.
shutterstock_134458769 ID:36289 Question: I have a history of clotting due to DVT, should blood thinners be given during or after ELA (endovenous laser ablation)?
Procedure: Endovenous Laser Ablation

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milwaukee_vein_and_laserAnswer:  You should certainly discuss your DVT history with your physician.  Depending on your history you may or may not need anti-coagulation (blood thinners) around the time of your endovenous laser ablation.  For example, if you were on anti-coagulation in the remote past, for deep venous thrombosis occurring after trauma and are no longer on anti-coagulation, you may not need anti-coagulation.  Conversely, if you have a known coagulopathy (clotting disorder) you may need anti-coagulation.   An endovenous laser ablation can be performed while a patient is on anti-coagulation

ID:36130  Question: After having radiofrequency occlusion on one leg, how long before the same procedure can be performed on the opposite leg?
Procedure: Radiofrequency Occlusion
Question Detail: I have minor reflux on both calves (small saphenous vein) and will be scheduled for VNUS radiofrequency occlusion. My doctor said we could do one leg first and another leg the next day. Is it too soon? I’m worried about the chance of blood clot (DVT). After having the procedure performed on one leg, how soon can the same procedure can be done on the opposite leg?

milwaukee_vein_and_laserAnswerRadiofrequency ablation can be performed on the opposite leg in the next day or two, but there is also no rush.  Some patients have work or other constraints and need to get the procedures done in a short time frame so they can return to normal activity.  Other patients prefer to completely recover from one procedure before having a second procedure.  Both timelines are medically appropriate.  We suggest you discuss with your physician your concerns and preferences

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