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Cause and treatment: Dr. Crabbe gave you an excellent answer. Although the cause is still unknown, we find they often occur with patients under stress where the area more easily ulcerates even with minimal irritation such as from a toothbrush, hard food, etc. There are numerous otc and prescription medications that speed the recovery slightly or alleviate the pain by forming a temporary covering. ...Read more
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 are covered with fibrin. ...Read more
What?: If you tell us what type of lesion it is to which you are referring it might be possible to answer the question. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy and it said findings terminal ileum two small areas of shallow ulceration not otherwise normal just wanted. To know what that?
Possibly nothing: We sometimes see these. They may be nonspecific and related to preparation artifact. They may also be related to medications you may be taking such as nonsteroidal medications (ibuprofen, naproxen, advil). Inflammatory bowel disease is also a consideration but is less likely based on your description. Make sure to followup with your doctor who did the procedure. ...Read more
A serious problem: A corneal ulceration refers to the cornea surface (clear tissue in front of pupil) breaking down through inflammation or infection. More common are corneal ulcerations secondary to infections (bacteria, fungus, etc) which are related to contact lenses or trauma. These infections require immediate evaluation with an ophthalmologist for strong topical antibiotics. ...Read more
Corneal ulcer: A corneal ulcer is an infection of the clear surface of the eye covering the iris. This can be a significant problem and should be managed closely by an ophthalmologist. Usually an ulcer is treated with aggressive antibiotic drops but you should follow whatever instructions you are given by your eye doctor. ...Read more
Find the cause: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more
Eroded area in mouth: Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral etiology (e.g., herpes simplex virus [hsv]; rarely herpes zoster [vzv]). Oral ulcerations may be caused by fungal, parasitic, or bacteriologic pathogens; malignancy; or other systemic processes. ...Read more
Corneal infection: A corneal ulcer is usually a spot of infection on the surface of the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye.). Most commonly it occurs as a painful irritation under a contact lens, and the eye will usually be reddened. If this occurs, remove the contact lens and see an ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more
No: The ulceration with associated livedo reticularis is generally the result of poor arterial circulation, and this implies that the blockage in the arteries are already present. Seek medical evaluation and treatment for this. Vasculitis can cause similar changes, and do the same for this. ...Read more
Oral ulceration: The most common form of occasional ulceration in the mouth is a canker sore (aphthous ulcer). There is no really good treatment for these (although lots of things have been tried); most people just wait them out for 4-7 days. Unless you have unusually severe symptoms you do not need to be treated. If, however, an ulcer were persistent and chronic rather than occasional, then it should be checked. ...Read more
Does finding a 1-2 mm ulceration in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis mean I have crohns?
Get an exam...: The list of things that cause vaginal ulcers is pretty short. If it is a painful ulcer, the most likely cause is herpes. Syphilis causes a painless ulceration. There are a number of other causes. You could drive yourself crazy wondering about it. The best thing to do is see your Gyn and have it evaluated. Best wishes! ...Read more
It can: Radiotherapy can cause skin redness, hair loss, and in some situations ulcerations and blistering. These skin changes only occur in the region of the body being treated, and they typically progress during the course of radiotherapy and gradually improve in the weeks after treatment. Depending on the location and type of treatment, these side effects may be unlikely or expected. ...Read more
GABA + ulcers = good: I actually looked this up in the british journal of pharmacology (bhargava kp et al. 1985, march). The upshot of this articleis that "gaba in the central nervous system exerts an inhibitory effect on stress-induced ulcerogenesis." that is, it calms you down, and what's eating you mentally (stress effects), stops eating on your gastric lining. There are other citations that support this. ...Read more
Be careful: The use of steroid eye drops should only be done under very close supervision of an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Nope: Never use Lotemax (loteprednol) unless ophthalmologist says so. ...Read more
Low: The risk of recurrence is low, about 5-10%, over 10 years. Although melanoma can recur 10 years later or more, most recur within the first few years. Perform self skin and lymph node exams monthly, and see your surgeon or dermatologist every 6 months for the first 5 years and then yearly. You are also at risk of a 2nd melanoma, so monitor all of your skin. ...Read more
Ulcerated: Ulcerated means that there is a sort of crater in the middle of the mole. This warrants further evaluation with biopsy. If you google picture of ulcerated mole you will see ...Read more
Please let me know if there is any preventative measures for livedo reticularis with ulcerations?
There is no treatment for livedo reticularis. Rewarming the area in idiopathic cases or treatment of the underlying cause of secondary livedo may reverse the discolouration. However, over time the vessels become permanently dilated and livedo reticularis becomes permanent regardless of the surrounding temperature.
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See your dentist: The ulceration can be caused by systemic abnormalities and also be confused with other pathologic conditions that present as ulcers, it is important to see your dentist if lesions do not resolve within two weeks. Oral cancers are more common in people over 40, particularly men. ...Read more
Intestinal ulcers: Without being able to have access to your records and the tests that have been run it is impossible to say what is going on. Intestinal parasites seldom cause ulcerations, and would also have to ask where you have been to get parasites. You must be seeing a gastroenterologist. Have them continue their evaluation. ...Read more
Not normal: Vaginal ulcerations are not normal & tampons should be avoided to allow proper healing, to keep bacteria from being kept in constant contact with the vaginal tissue, & to keep the ulcerated area from tissue trauma. See your gyn for a clear diagnosis; herpes, chancroid, or other stds are a concern & treatment is available. Take care. ...Read more
Near full thikness cartlidge ulceration in knee what can I do im only 45 yrs old and extremely fit and active?
Protect your knee: That is a problem that is not likely to get better. The best thing to do is keep your weight down, avoid high impact activities and activities where you twist your knee, and then use nutritional supplements that help protect the cartilage. The easiest supplement to use on your own is glucosamine with msm. You can also go to a doctor to discuss hyaluronic acid injections. ...Read more
Had a myomectomy surgery a week ago want to know how long it will take for the swelling to go down. And am experiencing ulceration too. Help!
I'm a med student with previous pilonidal cystectomy 4 years ago. A new cyst has resurfaced with some ulceration and drainage. Should I be worried?
High recurrence rate: Recurrence rates for pilonidal cysts even after extensive excision are high. Preventative hygiene practices such as daily to twice daily washing with antibacterial soap (one of the very few reasons to use the stuff) or even use of a decolonization protocol with Chlorhexidine or very dilute bleach baths per your doc or surgeon's instruction can be helpful. ...Read more