Do bruises cause leg ulcers?

Bruises Leg Ulcers. When the injury is severe enough --and this may not be evident for days-- to the lower legs (and elsewhere), there may injury to the surface of the skin and then a hematoma forms under the superficial break in the skin. As the hematoma matures, it swells (think of jello in the refrig) and the pressure then breaks through the skin and begins to ooze currant colored material. Seek wound care!
No. 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%.

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Can having sickle cell cause you to have more leg ulcers?

Yes. Sickle cell anemia patients can develop ankle ulcers that look like venous stasis ulcers. Read more...
Yes. Sickle cell anamia, a single Amino Acid disorder involving hemoglobin due to this the RBC ( red blood cells ) becomes rigid and will not able to pass through small blood vessels ( microcirculation ) causing skin break down and ulcers. Read more...

Does staph cause leg ulcers?

Yes, but... If skin dries/cracks, then staph or strep may infect the soft tissue as the dermal opening creates a portal of entry... Mrsa is is quite prevalent... Be careful. Read more...

What causes leg ulcers?

Vascular evaluation. Most often skin ulcerations of the lower extremities have weeping from edema or fluid in the tissues. This maybe related to lymphedema or venous stasis associated with varicose veins. Recommend evaluation by a vascular surgeon, and check for infection. Check out american venous forum for more information. Read more...
Leg ulcers. There are many possible reasons for leg ulcers, to include venous disease, diabetes, arterial disease, lymphedema, or vasculitis. It is important to determine the underlying source for the ulceration, to appropriately treat it. Read more...

Can you tell me if there are certain washing detergents that causes irritation and leads to unhealing leg ulcers?

Not likely. If an ulcer is not healing it is not related to the soap you are using. The underlying cause of the ulcer needs to be delineated in order to allow for proper treatment of the open wound. Read more...