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

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

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Is it normal to have pain from an ulcer on my leg from varicose veins. I take up to six Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10a day I'm getting worried?

No. Make sure you keep your legs elevated as much as possible. Among other possibilities for the pain, arterial disease and neuropathy are high on the list. An infected ulcer would also cause significant pain. Make sure you see your PCP at your earliest convenience. Read more...
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How could you have venous insufficiency in both legs/thighs when there is no discoloration no swelling no varicose veins no ulcers only spider veins?

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In what way can I get rid of my ulcer from my varicose veins?

Ulcer may . Be due to varicose veins or may be due to arterial disease. Please get checked. See doctor finder at sirweb.Org. Also at sirweb.Org select patient tab at top and varicose vein from left menu. See venacure-evlt.Com for discussion of vein laser treatment. This is the device i use. For veins that can't be ablated, they can be pulled out through very small incisions. This is called a phlebectomy. Read more...
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Are there treatments for skin ulcers caused by varicose veins?

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Yes. Skin ulcers from varicose veins are typically caused from venous reflux. The ulcer will heal once the diseased varicose vein is ablated or removed. Wearing stocking may help, but it is only temporary when the stockings are being worn. A permanent treatment involves ablating the diseased vein. Read more...
Yes. Skin ulcerations due to vein disease are known as venous stasis ulcerations. Venous pressure due to venous reflux causes fluid leak from distended veins. This stagnation of fluid results in swelling, discoration of the skin, hemosiderin deposits, inflammation.....Skin ulcers. Vein ablation or closure along with compression are the main stay of therapy. See surgeon, american college of phlebology. Read more...
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Varicose vein ulcers what do they look like when they are healing with compression bandages?

Like new skin. Looks just like new skin that you get after healing from an abrasion, sometimes may look like a lighter -white scar. Read more...
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