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Is it possible for warfarin to cause diabetic foot ulcers?

19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
13 doctors agree

In brief: No

No. Warfarin can cause something called, "coumadin (warfarin) skin necrosis", which is more likely to happen if you aren't anticoagulated with Heparin / Lovenox before starting coumadin (warfarin).
Otherwise, Coumadin (warfarin) does not commonly affect your blood sugar or your diabetes.

In brief: No

No. Warfarin can cause something called, "coumadin (warfarin) skin necrosis", which is more likely to happen if you aren't anticoagulated with Heparin / Lovenox before starting coumadin (warfarin).
Otherwise, Coumadin (warfarin) does not commonly affect your blood sugar or your diabetes.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Diabetes complicated by peripheral artery disease causes foot ulcers.

In brief: No

Diabetes complicated by peripheral artery disease causes foot ulcers.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Warfarin may make you bleed more if you have an ulcer but it will not cause an ulcer.

In brief: No

Warfarin may make you bleed more if you have an ulcer but it will not cause an ulcer.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Warfarin and dm

Warfarin does not cause diabetic foot ulcers.

In brief: Warfarin and dm

Warfarin does not cause diabetic foot ulcers.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: May complicate it

May not be the direct cause but could cause complications if you have one develop at the time you are on the medication.

In brief: May complicate it

May not be the direct cause but could cause complications if you have one develop at the time you are on the medication.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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