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Compression Stockings

12 Jun 2018 21:27

A weird question. I’ve worn compression stockings for four weeks post hysterectomy. Also had 28 days of blood thinning jabs. Now I’ve taken them off my legs ache particularly if I walk a lot. Is this usual?

Compression Stockings

12 Jun 2018 23:34 in response to Sundial

Hi Sundial.

I'm afraid that I hated compression stockings so much that after my prostatectomy I only wore them at night, and then only for two weeks. I continued with the blood thinning injections, though. 

It seems entirely reasonable that your legs should ache, and not necessarily due to no longer wearing the stockings. After my op all I wanted to do was sleep and I hardlly put my nose out of the door for two weeks. The idea of walking any distance was out of the question.  So if you're like I was, I suspect that you haven't done much walking and your legs are now a little out of condition. 

I would give it a week to see if your legs recover their usual condition.  If not, then maybe see your doctor.  Of course, if you get any hints of a blood clot then seek immediate medical attention. 

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12 Jun 2018 23:52 in response to telemando

Thank you. My legs are not swollen or hot and the aching goes off after a while. Could be just my muscles getting sctive again.

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13 Jun 2018 00:08 in response to Sundial

That would be my guess. Your legs are probably out of condition.  If it doesn't improve in a week or so then discuss with your doctor. 

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14 Jun 2018 01:57 in response to Sundial

Its to help to stop thrombosis ask your dr they are very important regards p

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14 Jun 2018 03:03 in response to Paulus

I was told to wear them until I reckoned I was back to almost normal activity.  In my case, about 5 weeks post op.  


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14 Jun 2018 04:47 in response to Paulus

The only advice is c your gp only they a qualified to give you medical advice

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14 Jun 2018 08:59 in response to Paulus

Thanks for your response. I wore the stockings for the 28 day’s I was told to - day and night, it’s just now my legs ache. Not all the time just when I’ve walked a distance. Both legs ache but are not hot or swollen in any part.


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14 Jun 2018 10:34 in response to Paulus

Well ime not a dr but i would at least spk to practice nurse but thats just me being safe with this forum people can be from other countrys .its entirlye up to me i would just have word with practice nurse especialy from what ive seen just lately they give you them for a reason best wishs to you and hope you get well soon.paul