Top
10
Doctor insights on: Why Does An Obese Person Have Poor Wound Healing

Share
1

1
Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Can happen but: not common in all , will heal in couple of wks, and pain will go away once heals completely , don't worry you will be fine. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
4,511 doctors shared insights

Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


2

2
Is osteomyelitis related to poor wound healing?

Is osteomyelitis related to poor wound healing?

Can be related: Open wound over a bone can lead to osteomyelitis. This happens most commonly with underlying peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, or diabetes. With an open fracture (compound fracture), the bone that punctures through the skin is exposed to bacteria. This increases risk of osteomyelitis.Recent surgery or injection around a bone can also expose the bone to bacteria and osteomyelitis ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Not sure why resident used a term like poor wound healing then left. I really need to know what that means.?

Not sure why resident used a term like poor wound healing then left. I really need to know what that means.?

Need more info: Likely this means that you have not had the expected outcome. Poor wound healing can be caused by many factors including infections, malnutrition, diabetes, renal failure, smoking, anemia, medications like steroids or chemotherapy, poor blood supply etc., not offloading appropriately, and occasionally poor surgical technique. Next time ask him exactly what he means. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Do poor healing wounds often have connection to marphan or eds?

Do poor healing wounds often have connection to marphan or eds?

Yes: These disorders as well as several others can be evaluated by overall clinical picture and genetic testing. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Do poor healing wounds often lead to diabtetes?

Do poor healing wounds often lead to diabtetes?

Symptom not cause: Diabetes is a cause of poor wound healing. Occasionally an otherwise seemingly asymptomatic case of diabetes may be discovered due to a poorly healing wound. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What diseases cause poor healing wounds (other than diabete)?

What diseases cause poor healing wounds (other than diabete)?

Many causes: Venous disease of the legs, severe infection rare (necrotising fasciitis, aids), auto immune (vasculitis, bullous pemphigoid, pyoderma gangrenosum), unrelieved pressure, arterial disease, poor protein intake, dialysis (calciphylaxis), lipodermatosclerosis, skin cancer, injected drug abuse (methamphetamine), and many less comon causes. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
What diseases cause poor healing wounds (other than diabetes)?

Wounds and diseases: These are too numerous to list all of them. The most common cause of lower extremity wounds is hypertension of the veins -- venous hypertension. This is due to a problem with the blood flow in the veins as the blood tries to return to the heart. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Scott Bolhack
2,958 doctors shared insights

Wound Healing (Definition)

Wound healing is a field of study in which a person looks at factors that helps wounds heal and factors that are harmful to wounds trying to heal, in order to find the best treatment for each wound. Wounds can be from infections, surgeries, accidents, etc... Poorly healing wounds can occur where there is inadequate blood circulation, such ...Read more


Dr. David Hardin
34 doctors shared insights

Poor Healing (Definition)

Poor healing (poor skin healing) is a symptom in which a person's skin does not heal properly after cuts and scrapes, or after surgery. The skin may take a long time to heal, or it may form a weaker/thinner type of skin or scar. Poor skin healing can be due to poor ...Read more