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What are the symptoms of diabetic ulcers?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetic ulcers

This is great question in order to make the point that you just might have no symptoms.
Diabetic patients may have neurological problems and have no feeling for an ulcer that would otherwise be painful. Other symptoms could be drainage pain color swelling and systemic signs of infection such as fever and chills.

In brief: Diabetic ulcers

This is great question in order to make the point that you just might have no symptoms.
Diabetic patients may have neurological problems and have no feeling for an ulcer that would otherwise be painful. Other symptoms could be drainage pain color swelling and systemic signs of infection such as fever and chills.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Numbness, discharge

The typical ulcer caused by having diabetes is that due to the development of peripheral neuropathy.
Once a daibetic has lost sensation in the feet, the muscles of the feet cause the toes to draw up into a 'claw' foot type shape. This causes excess pressures on the bottom of the foot and ulcers develop as a result of the pressure. Most patients discover an ulcer because of discharge in their sock.

In brief: Numbness, discharge

The typical ulcer caused by having diabetes is that due to the development of peripheral neuropathy.
Once a daibetic has lost sensation in the feet, the muscles of the feet cause the toes to draw up into a 'claw' foot type shape. This causes excess pressures on the bottom of the foot and ulcers develop as a result of the pressure. Most patients discover an ulcer because of discharge in their sock.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A hole in your foot

An ulcer by definition is a hole or opening in your skin.
A diabetic may or may not feel it. More commonly it is not felt due to damage of nerves known as neuropathy. If infection is present there may be malodor, drainage, redness or swelling.

In brief: A hole in your foot

An ulcer by definition is a hole or opening in your skin.
A diabetic may or may not feel it. More commonly it is not felt due to damage of nerves known as neuropathy. If infection is present there may be malodor, drainage, redness or swelling.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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