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Dr. David Hardin
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Poor Wound Healing (Overview)

Poor healing (poor skin healing) is a symptom in which a person's skin does not heal properly after cuts and scrapes, or after surgery. The skin may take a long time to heal, or it may form a weaker/thinner type of skin or scar. Poor skin healing can be due to poor circulation, diabetes, infections, etc...


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Not sure why resident used a term like poor wound healing then left. I really need to know what that means.?

Not sure why resident used a term like poor wound healing then left. I really need to know what that means.?

Need more info: Likely this means that you have not had the expected outcome. Poor wound healing can be caused by many factors including infections, malnutrition, diabetes, renal failure, smoking, anemia, medications like steroids or chemotherapy, poor blood supply etc., not offloading appropriately, and occasionally poor surgical technique. Next time ask him exactly what he means. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
35 doctors shared insights

Poor Wound Healing (Overview)

Poor healing (poor skin healing) is a symptom in which a person's skin does not heal properly after cuts and scrapes, or after surgery. The skin may take a long time to heal, or it may form a weaker/thinner type of skin or scar. Poor skin healing can be due to poor circulation, diabetes, infections, etc...


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Is osteomyelitis related to poor wound healing?

Is osteomyelitis related to poor wound healing?

Can be related: Open wound over a bone can lead to osteomyelitis. This happens most commonly with underlying peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, or diabetes. With an open fracture (compound fracture), the bone that punctures through the skin is exposed to bacteria. This increases risk of osteomyelitis.Recent surgery or injection around a bone can also expose the bone to bacteria and osteomyelitis ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar Dr. Markzar
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Poor wound healing (Tip)

Is the treatment necessary? Is it a selective procedure? What are the consequences if no treatment? ...See more

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Do poor healing wounds often lead to diabtetes?

Do poor healing wounds often lead to diabtetes?

Symptom not cause: Diabetes is a cause of poor wound healing. Occasionally an otherwise seemingly asymptomatic case of diabetes may be discovered due to a poorly healing wound. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt Dr. Bobbitt
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Poor wound healing (Tip)

Will my medications affect the treatment or outcome? Will they interact with pain meds? ...See more

Dr. Benjamin Lerner Dr. Lerner
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Treating a Puncture Wound (Checklist)

Remove the foreign body, if possible
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Clean the wound with soap and water
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Apply pressure if there is any bleeding
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Update your tetanus vaccination
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What diseases cause poor healing wounds (other than diabete)?

What diseases cause poor healing wounds (other than diabete)?

Many causes: Venous disease of the legs, severe infection rare (necrotising fasciitis, aids), auto immune (vasculitis, bullous pemphigoid, pyoderma gangrenosum), unrelieved pressure, arterial disease, poor protein intake, dialysis (calciphylaxis), lipodermatosclerosis, skin cancer, injected drug abuse (methamphetamine), and many less comon causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Kessler Dr. Kessler
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Poor wound healing (Tip)

Ask why to avoid smoking. When it comes to any surgery as it impairs the healing process. ...See more

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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What diseases cause poor healing wounds (other than diabetes)?

What diseases cause poor healing wounds (other than diabetes)?

Wounds and diseases: These are too numerous to list all of them. The most common cause of lower extremity wounds is hypertension of the veins -- venous hypertension. This is due to a problem with the blood flow in the veins as the blood tries to return to the heart. ...Read more

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Do poor healing wounds often have connection to marphan or eds?

Do poor healing wounds often have connection to marphan or eds?

Yes: These disorders as well as several others can be evaluated by overall clinical picture and genetic testing. ...Read more

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Hyperhidrosis, irregular cycles, poor healing wounds, stretch marks since childhood now faded, irreg cycles, cystic acne, hirsutism, is it cushings?

Hyperhidrosis, irregular cycles, poor healing wounds, stretch marks since childhood now faded, irreg cycles, cystic acne, hirsutism, is it cushings?

May be endocrine: Your symptoms are certainly suggestive of a possible endocrine diagnosis even if not cushings. Polycystic ovary syndrome, pcos, could also cause those symptoms. Start with your primary who may be comfortable doing all the evaluation and treatment for pcos and may send you for consult if labs are more suggestive of cushings. ...Read more

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Can strong bounding pulse cause poor circulation which cause delayed or slow wound healing?

Can strong bounding pulse cause poor circulation which cause delayed or slow wound healing?

Not a chance: You are 22 and should have strong pulses. This means you do have good circulation and should heal well. If not look for other causes. ...Read more

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Poor healing.What is causing this?

Poor healing.What is causing this?

Many causes: Poorly controlled diabetes can cause poor wound healing. Other possible causes: cancer, cushing's syndrome, poor circulation, malnutrition, increasing age, infection or ineffective treatment, poor wound packing/protection... ...Read more

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Poor healing.What is causing this? Diabetes?

Poor healing.What is causing this? Diabetes?

Could be: Diabetea can be the culprit of poor healing specially if the blood sugar is poorly controlled. Also vitamin deficiencies can be the culprit. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of poor healing?

What are the most common causes of poor healing?

A variety of things: Poor healing can be due to diet deficiencies (protein, vitamin), diabetes, drugs (corticosteroids, coumadin, (warfarin) chemotherapy) inappropriate treatment (wet to dry, dakin's, continued pressure) bacterial load or biofilm, osteomyelitis, age, disease (infection elsewhere, heart or arterial, metabolic) autoimmune (lupus, psoriasis, pyoderma, . ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wound Healing (Definition)

Wound healing is a field of study in which a person looks at factors that helps wounds heal and factors that are harmful to wounds trying to heal, in order to find the best treatment for each wound. Wounds can be from infections, surgeries, accidents, etc... Poorly healing wounds can occur where there is inadequate blood circulation, such ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more