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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See doctor: Non-healing skin ulcer needs to be evaluated to rule a local malignancy. A year is too long to ignore a non-healing ulcer.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
Get it checked: 33 year olds don't have sores than don't heal unless something else is wrong. If you were older, skin cancer would be a good bet. Get it looked at.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See dermatologist: A sore that does not heal can be a warning sign for skin cancer. Please see a dermatologist for an examination.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Dermatofibroma: That small bump may just be scar tissue from an earlier infection. We can also get what we call dermatofibroma's in the skin that are usual small lump ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
38 years experience Podiatry
Need more info: There are many reasons for sore legs. Understanding the cause is dependant on knowing the exact location, duration of symptoms, quality of pain, what ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Red sore on leg.: Several possibilities. May try antibiotic ointment e.g. Neosporum twice per day for ten days to see if that helps. If not relieved then see your doc ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
A scrape heals: depending on the depth, size and location. When a scrape removes the outer layers of skin, new skin will form in the bottom and heal from the bottom u ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Chipps
17 years experience Dermatology
See your dermatologi: A sore on the leg may be many things, from eczema to skin cancer. I recommend that you see a board-certified dermatologist to evaluate the lesion and ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
That's not good: A person in his late 60's usually does not have the fast healing power he had back 40 years ago. Any infection or wound that doesn't follow the expect ... Read More

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