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Legal Blindness (Definition)

Legal blindness (20/200 in the us, 6/60 per the who) is defined as a) 20/200 or less visual acuity in the better-seeing eye with best correction, b) a visual field of 10 degrees diameter or less in its greatest meridian, or c) a combination of visual acuity and visual field loss equivalent to a or b. Anyone who says "you are legally blind without your glasses" is coercing you ...Read more


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Is someone able to be hired who has had a leg cut off?

Is someone able to be hired who has had a leg cut off?

Yes: Many people with amputations of the leg are gainfully employed or able to find work. That being said there may be types of work that are no longer possible. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check your cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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When u have a leg cut do you always feel it right away?

When u have a leg cut do you always feel it right away?

Sends on the depth: When there is a cut there is usually sensory perception of pain and there is associated withdrawal of the limb involved from the injury source. The pain can be greater if the depth of the wound is more. ...Read more

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If you cut of circulation in your leg, could that lead to needing your leg cut off?

Possibly: If circulation is entirely cut off, it needs to be repaired immediately. Otherwise, the tissue further away from the blockage will be starved of oxygen and nutrients leading to gangrene (death). This can threaten your life and at that point, amputation will be necessary. ...Read more

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How long can you live with your leg cut off before you exsanguinate or will tourniquet help?

How long can you live with your leg cut off before you exsanguinate or will tourniquet help?

Minutes: If a leg is sharply cut off then exsanguination and death from shock will occur in minutes. A tourniquet in this case would slow the blood loss until the severed artery could be closed and likely be life saving. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for leg cut?

What is the treatment for leg cut?

Cover it: Most superficial left cuts can be treated with a thorough rinse with clean water , a mild soap, and an sterile bandage cover. Deeper cots may require cleaning with peroxide, then clean water, a mild anticeptic, and sterile bandage. For any cut wher fat or muscle tissue is exposed; seek medical attention if possible as a tetanus injection may be advisable. ...Read more

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My son has a small lump under his skin on his chest. It appears purple like a bruise . He had one on his leg +cut it open, inside was a black round ?

My son has a small lump under his skin on his chest. It appears purple like a bruise . He had one on his leg +cut it open, inside was a black round ?

Angioma?: It sounds like an angioma, but i would strongly suggest that you not cut open lesions; that's how infections happen. And if it is in fact an angioma, it will bleed like stink. Let your doctor or a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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How do I figure out what is wrong with this unhealing leg laceration?

How do I figure out what is wrong with this unhealing leg laceration?

See your doctor: Non-healing wounds are a concern, depending on how long your are talking about. One needs to rule out poor wound healing conditions, such as infection, foreign body, decreased blood flow, etc. Worst case scenario, a non-healing wound can be due to an underlying squamous cell skin cancer. Your best bet is to have it evaluated by a physician to make sure there are none of these issues ...Read more

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Leg laceration, may be infected, who do I see?

Leg laceration, may be infected, who do I see?

Doctor : I would see either your primary care doctor or go to the nearest emergency room. They can check you for infection and refer you to a surgeon if necessary. ...Read more

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My back leg laceration with heat and swelling?

My back leg laceration with heat and swelling?

Leg cut: If there is a leg laceration with heat and swelling, there may be an infection. Wash it with soap and water, cover it with a sterile bandage with an antiseptic and go to your physician ASAP. ...Read more

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Could you get DVT 6 months after a leg laceration?

Dr. Amy Reed Dr. Reed
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Could you get DVT 6 months after a leg laceration?

Yes: Dvt can occur after trauma. Depending on what else happened around the time of your laceration, there could have been injury to veins as well. Ask your doctor to order an ultrasound of your veins to look for DVT and valve function in the veins. ...Read more

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Can i drink nutrilite protine powder while I have a dibetic foot and also left leg is cut off?

Read below: Nutrilite protein powder is still a protein supplement. Excessive protein in your system may lead to blockage of the arteries in your good leg. To be on the safe side i would consult with your endocrinologist or a nutritionalist. You don't want to lose the other leg. ...Read more

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What is the best way to repair a deeply cut leg?

What is the best way to repair a deeply cut leg?

Medical Intervention: Depending of depth and cause - it may need to be explored & sutured. Many need tetanus shot. ...Read more

Hand Cut (Definition)

A hand cut is a break in the skin in the hand. The hand is the part of the body past the wrist creases but includes the wrist bones or carpus, the metacarpal region or the palm and the fingers and thumb. Hand cuts or lacerations if deep to the deep dermis can involve nerves, blood vessels , tendons, muscles and joints. The hand has a very densely packed vital anatomy so a hand ...Read more


Cutaneous (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are ...Read more