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undermining wound

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Undermining: Undermining is open space under another tissue surface, most often the skin see diagram caused by pressure enough to break down the softer connective ... Read More

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Dr. Jay Stylman
38 years experience General Surgery
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
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Dr. Dennis Dass
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
37 years experience General Surgery
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
21 years experience Podiatry
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
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Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
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
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Wounds: There are many types of wounds. Some of the major categories of wounds are: trauma, surgical, venous, arterial, neuropathic, burns and pressure. The ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to guess: Wouldn't want to guess, anyway. Best if examined, either in-person or online. You have posted your question on our free, public, informational forum.. ... 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends where: The bullet entered, the caliber and proximity the injured person was to the weapon. A bullet wound to the head is treated differently than one to the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Aqueous humor: It is the fluid in front of the lens. Not tears.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Natural Process: 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
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
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