Ask now
Rated 5.0/5 based on 13 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Do Leg Ulcers Look Like

Share
1

1
What is the difference between venous and arterial leg ulcers; and how do they look?

What is the difference between venous and arterial leg ulcers; and how do they look?

Clearly different : Arterial ulcerations appear necrotic. No evidence of pink healing tissue at the base and the wound edges are grey or black. Venous ulcers usually have clean pink bases with pearly borders. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

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

Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
14 years in practice
251.0K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
2

2
My legs feel like they are burning when i elevate them which i need to do as I have leg ulcers.?

My legs feel like they are burning when i elevate them which i need to do as I have leg ulcers.?

See vein specialist: 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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
14 years in practice
251.0K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
Treating Peptic Ulcers (Checklist)

Get checked by a gastroenterologist
Monthly
Do not self medicate
Once
Avoid foods that cause dyspepsia
Once
4

4
I am looking for a specialist who knows anything about gravitational leg ulcers and how to treat them or cure them?

I am looking for a specialist who knows anything about gravitational leg ulcers and how to treat them or cure them?

Wound Clinic: Look for a wound clinic where these type of ulcers are treated routinely. Wound clinics are typically multispecialty and you can get the input of doctors from different specialties on your particular case. Ask you local hospital for help in finding one. ...Read more

5

5
Does anyone know the best way to treat leg ulcers?

Does anyone know the best way to treat leg ulcers?

Yes: Prevention is always best! accurate diagnosis is critical. Venous stasis -post phlebitic syndrome is cause of a large number. Cure is possible but management and stabilizing is most common. Vascular surgeons are the usual specialists. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Treating Peptic Ulcers (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
Once
Take prescribed medications carefully
Once
Avoid OTC pain medicines
Once
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
14 years in practice
251.0K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
7

7
What's the best way to treat leg ulcers?

What's the best way to treat leg ulcers?

Depends: There are many causes for leg ulcers, and depending on the cause, ther treatment will be different. You should be seen by a vascular surgeon our a round clinic. There are many topical therapies. Swelling, if present, needs to be treated and it is important to net sure there is adequate circulation. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Do sun and air help leg ulcers heal?

No: Leg ulcers are a very complicated problem that needs specialty care. Leaving a leg ulcer exposed to the elements may cause more harm than good. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Treating Peptic Ulcers (Checklist)

Avoid irritants
once
take your meds regularly
once
maintain ideal weight
once
10

10
What are the symptoms of leg ulcers?

What are the symptoms of leg ulcers?

Open wound: When you have an leg ulcer there is a breakdown of the skin and an open wound forms. This could be painful, draining and even infected. If you have any concerns you should see a vascular specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Scott Bolhack
70 doctors shared insights

Leg Ulcers (Definition)

Leg ulcers is a common term for when blood pools in the superficial veins of the legs leading to compression and inflammation of the skin. This damage to the skin causes the skin to breakdown and hence a ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
1,848 doctors shared insights

Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
14 years in practice
251.0K people helped
Continue
65,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook