Veins after TKR

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Hi I'm 2 weeks post TKS and just today noticed a large bunch of veins have popped out on my calf. Will they 'pop' back does anyone know? They are horrible😂

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    Just a guess that maybe you are sitting with you feet hanging down instead of elevating them. At 3 weeks the usual mentality is to try and be back to normal and start doing way to much. Rest and elevate, slow down and ice more. I would expect to see the veins go away. They probably didn't tell you but the apply a tourniquet to control bleeding during surgery and that can affect blood flow for some time post surgery. Give the veins time and treat them right. They will go back where they came from eventually.

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    Hi, watch out for comments here, not all are professional.  Make an appointment with a vein doc and get his/her opinion.

     

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    We are none of us professionals on here, that’s the point of this forum!

    Trust OFG & Chico when they comment, these guys know what they are talking about, not from being medics but from their own hard experiences!

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    A vein MD will do a ultrasound to make sure there are no blood clots. A blood clot could travel to our brain and that would not be good.  So while you wait a few weeks, things could be getting worse, not better.  This is nothing to putz  about.  My own experience in 2014 was a bilateral PE and right leg DVT after driving back and forth a few times 2000 miles each way after my my mom was hospitalized and passed.  Then I was hospitalized a few days, first time, and told that this was a death causing experience. My legs were red and swollen and felt warm and hard. And was discolored red. I was told this was caused by sitting for long periods in a car while driving and not getting out and walking and not drinking enough of water.  This was because I wanted to be with my Mommy. So I am passing this info of my own experience regarding veins, and taking my time to type this, Hope this helps and you are well.   
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