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Varicose veins with a ulcer how long does the leg take to heal to normal with compression bandages ?

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Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Compression alone may heal many venous ulcers but there is a high rat of reoccurrence because the underlying problem with the venous system is not treated.
It is like putting a splint on a broken arm. See a venous specialist who can treat the underlying cause of the ulcer.

In brief: Depends

Compression alone may heal many venous ulcers but there is a high rat of reoccurrence because the underlying problem with the venous system is not treated.
It is like putting a splint on a broken arm. See a venous specialist who can treat the underlying cause of the ulcer.
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Dr. Douglas Joyce
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Healing a leg wound

You will need to have the vein(s) that are incompetent (i) treated to heal your venous stasis ulcer. You will need a doppler study of the veins of your legs.
When you find the i vein(s) underneath the wound, these will have to be treated. Compression stockings do not resolve the i veins, sclero or laser therapy of the i veins are the only things that will help you heal your leg wound. Good luck.

In brief: Healing a leg wound

You will need to have the vein(s) that are incompetent (i) treated to heal your venous stasis ulcer. You will need a doppler study of the veins of your legs.
When you find the i vein(s) underneath the wound, these will have to be treated. Compression stockings do not resolve the i veins, sclero or laser therapy of the i veins are the only things that will help you heal your leg wound. Good luck.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Dr. Jack Rubin
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Multifactorial

Wounds need to be addressed in several ways.
Some factors include: infection control, wound debridement, and compression therapy.

In brief: Multifactorial

Wounds need to be addressed in several ways.
Some factors include: infection control, wound debridement, and compression therapy.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology

In brief: It varies

If your doctor gets to the root of the problem and the ulcer has been there a short time, might be weeks.
If it's just bandages and the wound has been there for a long time, might be months or years or never. See a vein specialist and get a proper standing ultrasound. If your doctor does not offer chemical or endovenous ablation, go to one that does. Miamibeachvein.Com or phlebology.Org.

In brief: It varies

If your doctor gets to the root of the problem and the ulcer has been there a short time, might be weeks.
If it's just bandages and the wound has been there for a long time, might be months or years or never. See a vein specialist and get a proper standing ultrasound. If your doctor does not offer chemical or endovenous ablation, go to one that does. Miamibeachvein.Com or phlebology.Org.
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Dr. Albert Malvehy
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: VSU

There are too many factors to give you an exact answer. For example, how large in the ulcer to begin with? Is there an infection? Are you sure that this is just a venous ulcer and not a malignancy? Do you also have arterial diease? Diabetes? Please see a clinician that can examine you and help you with this question.

In brief: VSU

There are too many factors to give you an exact answer. For example, how large in the ulcer to begin with? Is there an infection? Are you sure that this is just a venous ulcer and not a malignancy? Do you also have arterial diease? Diabetes? Please see a clinician that can examine you and help you with this question.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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