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What causes leg ulcers?

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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Read...

Trauma, insect bites, diabetes, venous insufficiency, arterial insufficiency.

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Trauma, insect bites, diabetes, venous insufficiency, arterial insufficiency.
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
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Dr. James White
Cosmetic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James White
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