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What Should Or Should Not Be Eaten To Hasten The Healing Of A Diabetic Leg 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 ...Read more
Should endoscopy be done to see ulcer is healed or not or of symptoms go off , that means ulcer is healed?
The relationship of: symptoms & actual internal status is complex, very individually variable & categorically unreliable. Fact that humans have so many ways of compensating for internal problems is one of the reasons the medical system is focused on symptoms of advanced Ds, not health. So, while impossible to offer any certain answer to your question, no, I would not rely on absence of symptoms in & of themselves. ...Read more
Simple answer: First, diabetic neuropathic ulcers only occur below the ankle. If yours is not there, it is not a diabetic ulcer. The key is to keep all pressure away from it, called offloading. It may need debridement (sharp cleaning) to keep only healthy tissue exposed to the dressings which should be every other to every third day. Watch for infection and keep the air away from it. A wound specialist helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could foot swelling be caused by uric acid sintered in the tissues but can't be shown in examination? What would you recommend to do or take?
Difficult to say: Buildup of monosodium urate crystals (aka uric acid) in tissues of the foot is frequently difficult to diagnose on x-ray and clinical exam alone. Often a blood test +/- joint aspirate (if symptoms centered around a joint) is required for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When should you see a doctor after ingesting a chicken bone by accident, what are signs to be concerned of ?
Pain & Vomiting: Generally it is more likely than not that bone will be partially digested and then passed out in the stool without any problems. We see this happen with items like glass and safety pins with semi-regularity. Injury to the oesophagus would cause throat or chest pain made worse with swallowing. Obstruction of intestine would present as abdominal pain +/- distension, nausea & vomiting ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If your kidneys are damage due to elevated CPK because of a small injury in your calves...What should a person do and if this is a serious matter?
I have fistula in ano. Is it possible to heal it without surgery? Are there any diet which could hasten the healing process or any topical meds?
Got a broken toe and been told by a doctor that it does need any sort of immobilisation or foot support to help with the healing. Is that right?
Broken toe: Your doctor is wrong. There are specialists who will examine your toe and begin appropriate care. There are foot specialists who will do this well. Please go on line and try and find a foot specialist near you and/or ask a friend to recommend someone. Things will go well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With a hernia, what are the first signs indicating the bowels blood supply has been cut off? And how do you prevent it from occurring?
Get it fixed: This kind of problem is very serious and dangerous. If you have a piece of bowel in a hernia, it needs to be fixed asap. Don't wait until the blood supply is cut off. Pain, aching, naseua and vomiting are some indications of blood supply being cut off. This is very dangerous. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cut on arm from 21st. Cleaned the wound not sure whether it would be considered deep but white can be seen. How to care asap and minimize scarring?
Can you tell me what you suggest if its normal at all for some skin to be developing and closing the wound from the top?
Wound closure: Wound closure can happen from various directions. ...Read more
What if i proceed for anal fistula surgery, is taking fiber supplement temporary for the healing to not cause a trauma and not develop again?
What is the risk of a wait and see approach to an injury that may be either a bad swelling bruise or possibly a fracture?
Depends: Depends on where it is and how much it hurts some more minor fractures can be treated with "benign neglect" for a good result and others cannot the risk is that a fracture could displace worse in some situations if you had a really bad fracture you would most probably know it right off the bat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have orthodics.. Some relief. Dr. Rec is debridement and the clipping of the nerve at the toe. Wondered if it would be worth it to do and what c ?
Prostaglandins: NSAIDS interfere with the production of prostaglandins. This family of chemical mediators is critical in the inflammatory process and the benefit of this drug class is to mitigate this process thereby limiting inflammation. The same prostaglandins are necessary elements in the healing of bone process. A week of taking NSAIDS will not likely curtail regular bone healing; 2 months might. ...Read more
Can blood clots come from the upper extremities? If so, other than a p.E., what would be the proper diagnosis? Thank you for your help.
Yes: But it is quite rare, and when it does happen it is usually in a patient with a vascular access device in the arm or neck. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a penetrating peptic ulcer? Will I have to go to the hospital for relief?
Expert help: Treating and healing wounds is not something that should be attempted by those not specially trained in wound care. There are many related factors, treatments, diagnostics, etc. The complications of failure are so horrendous, that you should take time to identify a real wound care expert, not merely someone who works in a wound center. Use the internet and healthtap to find us. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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