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Why would my leg ulcer smell so terrible?

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Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Infection

Usually this is a sign of infection.

In brief: Infection

Usually this is a sign of infection.
Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
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Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology

In brief: See vein specialist

Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin.
A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. If it is infected I would recommend seeing a physician ASAP as these infections can progress quickly due to poor circulation.

In brief: See vein specialist

Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin.
A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. If it is infected I would recommend seeing a physician ASAP as these infections can progress quickly due to poor circulation.
Dr. Douglas Joyce
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Smell

Odor can be due to a high bacterial count in the wound.
Please see a clinician as soon as you can.

In brief: Smell

Odor can be due to a high bacterial count in the wound.
Please see a clinician as soon as you can.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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