The Use Of Bandages After Injecting Varicose Veins In The Legs?
Hello, I’m 18 years old. Yesterday I was injected with varicose veins, and my legs were bandaged. The doctor said the bandages on the legs were opened after 10 days u0026amp; no contact with water. But after 5 days, I open the bandage u0026amp; my feet got hit with water. So may I open the bandage before the specified time? Or how many days should I use it? What are the uses of the bandage dressing?
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Varicose veins are dilation of veins caused by the accumulation of blood in the venous lumen. The buildup of blood in the veins is caused by a disruption in the venous valve, so that blood that should not return to its original point, eventually returns to the previous point so that blood accumulates and cannot flow optimally.
Risk factors for patients with varicose veins are obesity, heredity, prolonged standing habits.
Management of patients with varicose veins can be done with medication, using special stockings, surgery, laser therapy, or sclerotherapy / varicose injection treatment.
In connection with your question, varicose vein injection is a standard action and has a standard treatment after injection that has been determined, so, it is expected that by following the existing treatment procedures, the process of recovery and complaints of varicose veins can run better.
If your doctor recommends that you remove the bandage after 10 days and avoid contact with water, then you should follow your doctor's advice, because after all your doctor understands your clinical condition and possible risks. If you open earlier and contact with water outside of the doctor's recommendation, you may be at risk of causing the injection results to be suboptimal so that the risk of treatment results is not optimal. The bandage used is expected to help compress the veins in the varicose area after the injection, so that the vein recovery process is better.
In general, the injection area can contact with water after 2 days of the procedure. However, it is necessary to use water that is cooler than usual. However, this is relative to the patient's condition and the development of varicose veins according to the results of the varicose veins injection, so following the instructions of the doctor who treats you is a wise step to get the appropriate treatment results.
For more details, discuss with your doctor regarding the treatment you are taking and other risks that may occur.
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