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Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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What does it mean if my bed sore is bleeding?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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What does it mean if my bed sore is bleeding?

Considerations: The real question to ask is...Is the bed sore getting better? Are the dimensions decreasing, is the patient feeling better, is there less "non-healthy" tissue, is there more granulation tissue (new capillaries) ? Bleeding can occur even with great healing as new capillaries get formed and injured with dressing changes or simple movement. If the wound looks and measures better, all else is trivia. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


Dr. Milton Mintz
Board Certified, Geriatrics
62 years in practice
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I'm bleeding from a bed sore. How do I treat this?

Dr. Milton Mintz
Board Certified, Geriatrics
62 years in practice
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I'm bleeding from a bed sore. How do I treat this?

Your young: For bed sore- usually starts with pressure sore followed by ulceration if untreated- get to wound care physician or your pcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
35 years in practice
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Stage 5 renal failure, now bed-sore on my left heel, very painful and bleeding sluff, now a very red, sore lump just came out of the blue 2 days ago, ?

Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
35 years in practice
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Stage 5 renal failure, now bed-sore on my left heel, very painful and bleeding sluff, now a very red, sore lump just came out of the blue 2 days ago, ?

Needs Treatment ASAP: Recommend that you get in to see an Orthopaedist very soon. Hopefully, may not require surgical debridement, but needs checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Michio Abe
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
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How can I treat bed sores?

Dr. Michio Abe
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
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Bedsores: Bedsores fall into one of four stages based on their severity. The appropriate treatment would depend on the stage of your bedsores. The first step in treating a sore at any stage is relieving the pressure that caused it. See a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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How do you treat bed sores ?

Dr. Kenneth Lee
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
16 years in practice
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How do you treat bed sores  ?

Pressure wounds: Pressure wounds are all about pressure off loading. Alleviation of the pressure / decreased blood flow is the key. Therefore environmental modification of beds, turning routine, and wheel chairs are of paramount importance. Wound care with adequate surgery to clear the bad tissue is also important. Nutrition should be optimized. Occasionally flaps are done on full thickness wounds. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
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Want to under stand to treat bed sores?

Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
2M people helped
Want to under stand  to treat bed sores?

Pressure sores: Pressure sores are due to pressure which needs to be relieved in order to prevent further damage to the area in question. Seek assistance for other treatments from a clinician that is familar with this type of skin injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
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What kind of medication is prescribed to deal with bed sores?

Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
2M people helped
What kind of medication is prescribed to deal with bed sores?

Bedsores: Bedsores are due to pressure over bony prominences. The best way to prevent bedsores, once they occur, is to keep pressure of these areas. That means that you need to constantly move the person into different positions to relieve the pressure. Seeking professional help like with a wound center is a great option since depending on the depth, stage and location of the uler, your options will differ. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
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What do bed sores normally look like?

Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
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What do bed sores normally look like?

Redness: Initially persistent redness, then denuded skin and next open would which gets deeper and larger the worse it i. Prevention is important. Rotate nd special mattresses are a mainstay. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
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What causes bed sores?

Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
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Bed sores: Bed sores are due to pressure injuries to the skin. There are two sides to the equation: the length and type of pressure on the one side; and the vulnerability of the skin on the other (moisture, edema, arterial disease, prior disease, etc.). The types of pressure injuries include friction, shearing, and pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
17 years in practice
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What are effective ways to treat bed sores?

Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
17 years in practice
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What are effective ways to treat bed sores?

Frequent turning: Once a pressure sore develops it needs the specialized care of a wound specialist such as a plastic surgeon. It may need to be cleaned and may need coverage with special dressing, a skin graft or even an advancement of surrounding tissue surgically. Prevention is overall the best treatment. Turning, dry beds, minimal pressure among other things are needed. See> http://www.Npuap.Org. ...Read more

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