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What might I do to heal a venous ulcer?

What might I do to heal a venous ulcer?

Compression: The keys to healing a venous ulcer is compression to counter the venous hypertension . Also the treatment of the underlying cause of the venous hypertension help prevent the ulcer from recurring and help the ulcer heal faster. Please see and experience vein specialist. ...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


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Are black edges on venous ulcer serious?

Are black edges on venous ulcer serious?

Black ulcer: The black area is dead skin. This is not particularly common in a venous stasis ulcer, especially if it has clean. Other things to consider are diabetes, arterial inflow disease, autoimmune disorders, and calciphylaxis in a dialysis patient. ...Read more

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Is there a way to relieve pain from venous ulcers?

Is there a way to relieve pain from venous ulcers?

Pain with veins: There are many types of pain syndromes related to venous disease that require different approaches. You should see a clinician to review the findings and make suggestions: for example, the pain from leg swelling requires a different approach than the pain from an ulceration. ...Read more

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Do you know of a way to relieve pain from venous ulcers?

Do you know of a way to relieve pain from venous ulcers?

Treat venous ulcer.: Venous ulcerations are usually due to chronic venous insufficiency secondary to refluxing venous valves in the saphenous or perforating systems of veins. Once ulcers form they are difficult to heal and are painful. Medication may help to control the pain but the best way to eradicate the pain is to heal the ulcer. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a sonogram. ...Read more

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For how long will a venous ulcer using compression bandages take to heal?

For how long will a venous ulcer using compression bandages take to heal?

Venous disease: A great and common question that is asked. We cannot tell without additional information and seeing how each patient responds to our treatments and modalities. There are so many intervening factors (other diseases, infection, acceptance of recommendations, etc.) ...Read more

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How much time will a venous ulcer using compression bandages take to heal?

How much time will a venous ulcer using compression bandages take to heal?

Temporary fix: Venous ulcers are the result of major underlying venous disease which usually can be corrected. If done properly, the ulcers will heal in most cases and rarely return. Compression can heal ulcers but 40% of them return in the first year. ...Read more

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Approximately how long does it take a venous ulcer to heal whilst using a multi-layered compression bandage?

Approximately how long does it take a venous ulcer to heal whilst using a multi-layered compression bandage?

Depends: Healing depends on the size, depth, and underlying cause of the ulcer. Most small ulcers can be closed in days to a few weeks. Large ulcers may require much longer. It is very important to have the underlying source of venous pressure (often varicose veins) treated to potentially speed healing and (more importantly) to be help prevent the ulcer from reappearing. ...Read more

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How can I treat a high exuding venous ulcer?

How can I treat a high exuding venous ulcer?

See a vein specialis: Leg ulcers are 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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Are there any herbal help for pain with venous ulcer?

Are there any herbal help for pain with venous ulcer?

Vein ulcers: There are limited studies showing whether any supplements help with this disease process. There is some positive literature concerning horse chestnut seed extract. While this is available in healthfood stores, the production (and quality) cannot be guaranteed, making specfic recommendations for these supplements difficult as to brand and strength. Consult with your wound specialist. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best dressing choice for a high exuding venous ulcer?

Help please? What is the best dressing choice for a high exuding venous ulcer?

Aggressive treatment: Venous ulcers can be healed but they require many combined modalities of treatment. The most important factor is to treat the cause of the problem which is the high venous pressure due to mafunctioning valves. This can be done with catheter ablation. Next the wound must be cleaned and kept clean, compression bandages or stockings are necessary and, most importantly, see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What are differences between arterial and venous ulcers?

Physical exam.: There are many differences between arterial and venous foot ulcers but there is also overlap. The standard answer is that an arterial ulcer usually occurs on the toes which would be the areas most distal to the heart and, thus, receiving the least arterial blood while medial/lateral ankle ulcers are usually venous. Physical exam should be the keyv to distinguish the underlying cause of the ulcer. ...Read more

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Can a person lose his leg if he has a venous ulcer and it gets infected?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely to lose a leg from a venous ulcer. They are very painful and cause significant discoloration of the ankles. You are far more likely to require an amputation from an arterial ulcer. The best way to treat an infected venous ulcer is with antibiotics and compression dressings. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best dressing choice for a high exuding venous ulcer?

Can any doc tell me what's the best dressing choice for a high exuding venous ulcer?

See a vein specialis: Leg ulcers are 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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Are venous ulcers always preceded by a blood clot?

No: venous ulcers typically happen when the skin breaks down often from swelling or pressure from an underlying vein ...Read more

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Could I have papers about the role of laser in treatment of venous ulcer?

Could I have papers about the role of laser in treatment of venous ulcer?

Aggressive treatment: Venous ulcers can be healed but they require many combined modalities of treatment. The most important factor is to treat the cause of the problem which is the high venous pressure due to mafunctioning valves. This can be done with laser ablation. Next the wound must be cleaned, compression bandages are necessary and, most importantly, see a vein specialist.You can get more info at phlebology.Org. ...Read more

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Could a venous ulcer lead to a staph infection?

Could a venous ulcer lead to a staph infection?

Ulcer/Infection: A venous stasis ulcer has the potential to become a very serious problem and can certainly become infected. These ulcers require aggressive treatment consisting of wound care, cleaning, and sometimes antibiotics.In addition, a full venous evaluation to evaluate the status of the venous valves for reflux is necessary.Fortunately these ulcers can be treated with a high success rate. See a vein md. ...Read more

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Can you get a staph infection from a venous ulcer?

Can you get a staph infection from a venous ulcer?

Yes you can.: Venous ulcers are due to a breakdown of the skin usually overlying the medial or lateral ankle due to venous hypertension due to , usually, venous valvular reflux in the saphenous system of veins. These are very prone to bacterial infection and staph can be a component of the infecting organisms. Often times, multiple bacterial will be cultured from these ulcers. ...Read more

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Which vitamins or supplements can a person take to prevent venous ulcers?

Which vitamins or supplements can a person take to prevent venous ulcers?

Vein ulcers: There are limited studies showing whether any supplements help with this disease process. There is some positive literature concerning horse chestnut seed extract. While this is available in healthfood stores, the production (and quality) cannot be guaranteed, making specfic recommendations for these supplements difficult as to brand and strength. Consult with your wound specialist. ...Read more

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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