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What are the symptoms of leg ulcers?
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: Open wound
When you have an leg ulcer there is a breakdown of the skin and an open wound forms.
This could be painful, draining and even infected. If you have any concerns you should see a vascular specialist for further evaluation.

In brief: Open wound
When you have an leg ulcer there is a breakdown of the skin and an open wound forms.
This could be painful, draining and even infected. If you have any concerns you should see a vascular specialist for further evaluation.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Swelling, Pain
Leg ulcers are caused by disease of the veins about 70% of the time.
The vein disease can be associated with varicose veins but not always. There is usually a lot of leg swelling because of fluid pooling in the lower legs. Then when the skin breaks down and ulcers forms they are typically painful. Rarely pain can precede formation of an ulcer.

In brief: Swelling, Pain
Leg ulcers are caused by disease of the veins about 70% of the time.
The vein disease can be associated with varicose veins but not always. There is usually a lot of leg swelling because of fluid pooling in the lower legs. Then when the skin breaks down and ulcers forms they are typically painful. Rarely pain can precede formation of an ulcer.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain, Skin changes
Leg ulcers are sores around the ankle region caused by vein disease or in some cases - arterial problems.
When there is venous reflux, or venous insufficiency, the blood flows backward down the leg and pools there causing damage to your tissues, leading to a non healing sore. Treating venous disease can usually close venous ulcers. See www.Phlebology.Org and find a specialist in your area.

In brief: Pain, Skin changes
Leg ulcers are sores around the ankle region caused by vein disease or in some cases - arterial problems.
When there is venous reflux, or venous insufficiency, the blood flows backward down the leg and pools there causing damage to your tissues, leading to a non healing sore. Treating venous disease can usually close venous ulcers. See www.Phlebology.Org and find a specialist in your area.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
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