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A 31-year-old female asked:

can you get a skin ulcer from loose hanging fat flab of skin?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Possible: If the skin is so loose and it constantly causes a friction and rubbing with sweating and wetness, etc. the skin may start to breakdown and eventually may ulcerate.

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How long does it take to fully heal from skin ulcer?

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Dr. Richard Mueller
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Treated, 6-8 wks...: Without treatment, can be 4-6 months or more, sometimes never... With effective treatment by a vein specialist, usually 6-8 weeks... Its the most severe form of venous disease, highly advise see a vein specialist experienced in treating ulcers asap !
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What does a skin ulcer look like?

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Shallow skin crater : A skin ulcer in an opening in the skin that shows exposed tissue. Although they are generally round, the can be linear as well.

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