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Bleeding Leg 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 ...Read more
Bruises Leg Ulcers: When the injury is severe enough --and this may not be evident for days-- to the lower legs (and elsewhere), there may injury to the surface of the skin and then a hematoma forms under the superficial break in the skin. As the hematoma matures, it swells (think of jello in the refrig) and the pressure then breaks through the skin and begins to ooze currant colored material. Seek wound care! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heavy vaginal bleeding for 3 weeks with clots. Upper abdominal swelling midline. Pelvic Cramps. Leg swelling. Lower back pain. What can this be?
See GYN: you need to see a specialist for that ,it could be a very simple problem, but needs to be checked by a GYN, for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Rectal bleeding after hematoma and stomach ulcer diagnosis? It's bright red and seperated from stool
Related ?: With exceptions, bleeding that is red and not part of the stool suggests something lower like hemorrhoids or a tear in the anal lining. Bleeding up high like from the stomach has to pass through the intestines and so is usually mixed in with the stool and black. It may be tarry due to digestion. You need to see a doctor who should evaluate your bottom as this is more likely the cause. ...Read more
Not likely: Though possible. In general, ulcers that bleed do not cause pain. And there are many many causes of abdominal pain, other than ulcers, that are much more likely to cause pain. If this is a single episode, it is unlikely that you have a serious problem. If it recurs, consult a doctor immediately. And, depending on location, it could be from your heart too. ...Read more
Not likely: But consult your surgeon, just to make sure. ...Read more
Silent stomach ulcer: Not always. Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property. Sometimes ulcers in the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, don't wait for it to become overtly painful before you seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Had an ulcer for years, abdomen tight and distended. Pain constant. Could this ulcer be bleeding internally without any symptoms?
Seek help: A tight and distended abdomen with pain is not something to take likely. It could be obstruction, reflux, a bleeding ulcer, gastritis etc- the list goes on. Please see your doctor asap for this- particularly with you history I would possibly consider going to the ER today. Other conditions can mimic this such as heart disease, diabetes (gastroparesis). You need a full work-up and exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulcer under foot, no significant pain. Walking normally, running etc. Could still be arterial ulcer?
Dressing: Sometimes if you add Normal Saline to the dressing where it is sticking to the wound, it won't pull and tear the skin. ...Read more
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