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I have what has been diagnosised venous stasis dermatitis for many years and have seen a number of dermatologist and have gotten only temporary relief?

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In brief: See a phlebologist

Evaluation including a duplex ultrasound study may show abnormal veins that can be ablated using one of several minimally invasive techniques.

In brief: See a phlebologist

Evaluation including a duplex ultrasound study may show abnormal veins that can be ablated using one of several minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Venous stasis

You need to be seen by a clinician who is interested in a non-surgical approach to your condition.
The key to venous stasis is effective compression. Seek assistance from a large wound center that you can be comfortable with.

In brief: Venous stasis

You need to be seen by a clinician who is interested in a non-surgical approach to your condition.
The key to venous stasis is effective compression. Seek assistance from a large wound center that you can be comfortable with.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology

In brief: Vein Specialist

Most likely they are not treating the problem which is venous incompetence.
There are some dermatologists that can treat the venous insufficiency but most do not. You will need to have an duplex ultrasound completed looking for chronic venous insufficiency. I would recommend that you see a physician that is board certified in phlebology. You will not get better until the cause is treated.

In brief: Vein Specialist

Most likely they are not treating the problem which is venous incompetence.
There are some dermatologists that can treat the venous insufficiency but most do not. You will need to have an duplex ultrasound completed looking for chronic venous insufficiency. I would recommend that you see a physician that is board certified in phlebology. You will not get better until the cause is treated.
Dr. Lornell Hansen
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: No permanent cure.

Stasis dermatitis is caused by sluggish blood flow in the veins of the legs due to breakdown of valves in those veins.
There is no permanent cure as yet, although control is often possible. But going from doctor to doctor won't help. When you have an ongoing condition like this, pick a doctor you like and let him/her try various regimens until he/she finds the one that works best for you.

In brief: No permanent cure.

Stasis dermatitis is caused by sluggish blood flow in the veins of the legs due to breakdown of valves in those veins.
There is no permanent cure as yet, although control is often possible. But going from doctor to doctor won't help. When you have an ongoing condition like this, pick a doctor you like and let him/her try various regimens until he/she finds the one that works best for you.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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