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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


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Which type of doctor would i see to treat a stasis ulcer on my leg?

Which type of doctor would i see to treat a stasis ulcer on my leg?

Best outcome: This type of problem is best dealt with by a specialist in wound care or vascular disease. The person you pick should be board certified and certified in wound care. They should practice in wound care or vascular disease as the major part of their practice, not a family doc working in a wound care center a few hours a week. They should do a workup and have a diagnosis before treating you. ...Read more

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How can doctors in philippines perform a dressing for leg ulcer?

How can doctors in philippines perform a dressing for leg ulcer?

Ulcer/Philippines: When I was in the Philippines we treated leg ulcers with dressing changes just the same as we would in the US or the UK or Asia??? How depends on what kind of ulcer. An ischemic ulcer is treated differently than a neurotrophic ulcer and differently than a venous stasis ulcer. ...Read more

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My wife has a bad venous leg ulcer & she was told by her doctor of this cream that is very expensive?

My wife has a bad venous leg ulcer & she was told by her doctor of this cream that is very expensive?

See a vein specialis: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read more

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I have a leg ulcer and my doctor dresses it with gores soaked in saline solution, then wraps it in compression bandages, however i am in severe pain?

I have a leg ulcer and my doctor dresses it with gores soaked in saline solution, then wraps it in compression bandages, however i am in severe pain?

Ulcer Pain: Shelly, assuming that your dressing is applied properly (not too tight) many leg ulcers are painful because the loss of the outer layer of skin exposes the superficial nerve endings. You might ask your doctor if you are a candidate for one of the acellular dermal matrix products or skin substitutes such as OasisĀ© . These can help to speed wound healing and may decrease your pain. ...Read more

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My dad is diabetic, angioplasty and overweight. He has developed a leg ulcer about size of fist doctors only dressing it help it's getting big/worse ?

Needs more treatment: If a diabetic ulcer is not getting better with dressing changes as they are being done then more treatment is needed. See a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Unrelated symptoms: and sketchy picture, you need to be examined, tell your doctor what you are anxious about, you might need an STD testing, trust your doctor, your information is confidential, good luck ...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