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Can anything be done about Deep Vein Venous insufficiency?
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Can anything be done about Deep Vein Venous insufficiency?

So today I went to the GP about the swelling in my legs, feet and blood pooling.  He DX'ed me with Deep Vein Venous.  
I was wondering if there was any treatment other than walking and wearing the stockings?  Any alternative treatments that work?

Thanks.

Sue
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I'm more curious as to how the diagnosis was made. Was there a duplex doppler exam or phlethysmography performed? Was is yoour history that could explain this? If this is accurate, about the only form of management is compression to counter-balance the back pressure.
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No, he examined my legs.  took a pulse reading and said it was DVI.  After reading I was wondering if this was a correct diagnoses.  I have swelling in both feet and legs...tingling sensation and the bottom of my feet feel extremely weird, almost like a hardening sensation. oh and if I stand to long or sit a certain way both feet will turn blue or purple.
I did purchase some compression socks and they do seem to help.
I am being tested for MS but the neuro said the swelling was something else and not related.
thanks

Sue
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I'm not sure exactly what you are referring to with the term "deep vein venous" but I would think they are talking about deep vein insufficiency which would be unusual without a history of prior deep vein thrombosis. A Doppler duplex exam would address this and also demonstrate superficial venous reflux which would be a more likely diagnosis. The other test that would demonstrate deep insufficiency is phlethysmography. One cannot just look at a leg and check a pulse for these diagnoses.
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Thank you for your reply.  I will definitely follow up on this.  

sue
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