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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a infected, venous ulcer on the bottom inside leg, just above my ankle. What treatments are there?
My mom, 50 yrs old, (no diabetes), have old wound (10 y) on both side foot, some doctor diagnosis as venous ulcer, . Is there a medicine to cure it?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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