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Undermining wound

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Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Subtle difference: Only real difference is appearance. Both involve extension of the wound beneath the skin. Tunneling is generally narrow, and in one direction, while... Read More
Dr. Dennis Dass
Plastic Surgery 15 years experience
They are similar: A wound with undermining means that the wound is larger than the skin defect, ie the deep aspect of the wound extends beyond the skin edges. This can... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 38 years experience
Extent: Tunneling means that a small cavity is present, think that a Q tip could be pushed into the body, into a void like a cave in the tissues. Undermining ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Swelling: Not a lot of information from your question. Going to presume the weeping is clear liquid in which case it's likely that the wound is near a swollen l... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Part of healing: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the... Read More
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Healing: The body will naturally try to heal itself. Swelling is a normal reaction by the body, but excessive swelling (weeping) could be an infection. Let y... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
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Sore bottom: Small tears are very common, especially with a first baby. Most women require a few stitches. Larger tears may require stitches in the muscles of th... Read More
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Depends on degree: If the question is in reference to a vaginal delivery, it depends on the location and extent of the tear or laceration. The results may range from no... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Aqueous humor: It is the fluid in front of the lens. Not tears.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Yes: All open wounds need to be dressed with an appropriate dressing. You may need a wound specialist to determine the cause of the weeping. This has a b... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sorry to: hear that..It will have to heal ?by secondary" means (Gradual "filling in") thus leaving (usually) a prominent scar! REPORT THIS TO THE PRACTITIONER ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Urine is Sterile: Nothing. Urine is sterile. It is free of disease or other dangers in general.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Shoulder labrium: Posterior and superior labrium tear to the shoulder. Usually a degenerative tear of the shoulder joint.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
That is a: rather broad question and begs many answers depending on specifics. Generally, one treats a wound to maximize the individual's inherent healing rates... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
A Verified Doctoranswered
48 years experience
Keloid: If a wound heals uneventfully (not evidence of infection) but forms a thick rope like pink colored scar it may represent keloid. The formation of kel... Read More
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