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What does it mean if I have skin ulcers?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Impaired circulation

Skin ulcers are typically caused by impaired circulation.
This can happen as a result of pressure, as in bed-sores and diabetic foot ulcers, or from peripheral artery disease. They are often painless which can be deceiving as we tend to take painless things less seriously. They are always important to treat, however, as they can easily become infected and then cause major problems.

In brief: Impaired circulation

Skin ulcers are typically caused by impaired circulation.
This can happen as a result of pressure, as in bed-sores and diabetic foot ulcers, or from peripheral artery disease. They are often painless which can be deceiving as we tend to take painless things less seriously. They are always important to treat, however, as they can easily become infected and then cause major problems.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It depends on the location and size of the ulcers.
It could be due to anything from an infection to a problem with blood flow to the area. There are many more possibilities. I would see a doctor to have it checked out soon.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the location and size of the ulcers.
It could be due to anything from an infection to a problem with blood flow to the area. There are many more possibilities. I would see a doctor to have it checked out soon.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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