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Do bruises cause leg ulcers?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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%.

In brief: 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%.
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Dr. Douglas Joyce
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: Rarely

It would have to be one incredibly bad bruise.

In brief: Rarely

It would have to be one incredibly bad bruise.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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