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Could skin tears turn into venous stasis ulcer?

Could skin tears turn into venous stasis ulcer?

Yes: Venous stasis is caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-pressure veins to enter low-pressure veins just under the skin. These veins enlarge, letting fluid through the walls (swelling), letting blood through (discoloration) and finally having so much back pressure that nutritious arterial blood cannot enter an area of the skin resulting in ulcers or inability to heal minor wounds. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Venous Stasis (Definition)

Venous stasis is the backup of venous blood flow due to malfunctioning(refluxing) of the venous valves. These valves occur in the superficial , perforator and deep venous systems. When these valves malfunction, the back pressure builds up in the veins leading to venous hypertension and symptoms of leg heaviness, cramping or tiredness. Signs of venous stasis would be ...Read more


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How do you stop a venous stasis ulcer from weeping?

How do you stop a venous stasis ulcer from weeping?

Compression: The most important treatment to a venous stasis ulcer is compression wrap or hose. The compression of the wrap must sufficient to counterbalance the underlying venous hypertension. The venous hypertension vhtn is the cause of the weeping and ulcer. Vhtn pressure is the result of gravity and faulty valves.Once proper compression is applied weeping and proper wound care is applied weeping will stop. ...Read more

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What does black tissue in a venous stasis ulcer mean?

What does black tissue in a venous stasis ulcer mean?

Black in ulcer: 'black' tissue can be several things in an ulcer. It can represent decayed tissue, infected tissue, affects of silver based dressings, etc. Please go to a wound center to be seen. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can skin tears turn into venous stasis ulcer?

Help plz! Can skin tears turn into venous stasis ulcer?

No: Skin tears alone don't cause venous stasis ulcers. Wounds can heal poorly with several medical conditions, including severe varicose vein disease and severe venous insufficiency -in which case they may need to be treated like a venous ulcer. A venous stasis ulcer can occur without prior skin injury and can take months to years to heal. Treatment of varicose veins before an ulcer occurs is best.. ...Read more

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I have venous stasis ulcers. Who has the best website for easy to understand information on this subject?

I have venous stasis ulcers. Who has the best website for easy to understand information on this subject?

Website for venous : I have not come across any sites that i would consider best. Use healthtap™ to ask any questions and review the comments by the physicians that post answers here using the key words: venous stasis, chronic venous insufficiency, veins, etc. ...Read more

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Can stress cause venous stasis ulcers to worsen?

Stress Veins: Not specifically. Stress is never a helpful thing--we do not recommend stress to help cure our patients no matter what the disease may be. Venous stasis ulcers will worsen if the underlying pathology, increased pressure of the veins, is not addressed nor treated appropriately. Other causes of worsening ulcers can include an infectious etiology also. ...Read more

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I have edema and a venous stasis ulcer. Help please?

I have edema and a venous stasis ulcer. Help please?

Vein hypertension: You need an evaluation by a clinician that understands this disease process. Seek help from your internist , wound care physician, vascular surgeon etc. ...Read more

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Can I swim in a chlorine pool with venous stasis ulcer?

No: Open wounds in a public swimming pool is discouraged for public health reasons. If it is your pool, then subjecting the ulcer to chlorine should not influence the healing process. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis code for open venous stasis ulcers?

Coding: Not sure why codes are important to you. There are a group of codes that describe venous hypertension, with and without inflammation, and with and without ulceration. There are another set of codes that describe ulcerations and these vary depending on the location along the lower extremity that they are found. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

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; ...Read more