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what is the definition or description of: ulceration?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Ulcer: Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters are covered with fibrin.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ulceration: An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; skin, mouth, stomach, etc.

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I think I have a ulser.Can you tell me the singns.And if I do have one what can I do to get rid of it?

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Dr. Karen Shackelford
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Pain, dark stools: Pain in the area below the notch where the ribs end is often associated with gastric ulcers. This pain can be referred to the shoulder. If the ulcer is bleeding, dark and tarry stools are a sign of a bleeding ulcer. Sometimes, people mistake cardiac, or heart, pain for the pain of indigestion. See your doctor if it is associated with exercise, exertion or stress, if you smoke, orhave heart disease.
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Please let me know if there is any preventative measures for livedo reticularis with ulcerations?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Livedo Reticularis: There is no treatment for livedo reticularis. Rewarming the area in idiopathic cases or treatment of the underlying cause of secondary livedo may reverse the discolouration. However, over time the vessels become permanently dilated and livedo reticularis becomes permanent regardless of the surrounding temperature.

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