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My foot wounds won't heal. Am I diabetic, or just paranoid?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Concern
Anytime you have wounds that are slow to heal you should be evaluated.
This could be the result of many things: diabetes, vascular disease, nutritional deficiencies and many more.

In brief: Concern
Anytime you have wounds that are slow to heal you should be evaluated.
This could be the result of many things: diabetes, vascular disease, nutritional deficiencies and many more.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Foot wounds
Don't panic! do see a clinician as soon as possible.
Two things: there are many causes of chronic foot wounds, not just diabetes; and it is too easy to be tested for diabetes to not see a clinician.

In brief: Foot wounds
Don't panic! do see a clinician as soon as possible.
Two things: there are many causes of chronic foot wounds, not just diabetes; and it is too easy to be tested for diabetes to not see a clinician.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Slow wound healing does not necessarily mean you are diabetic.
You need to have your wound checked to make sure the proper medications are being used.

In brief: Depends
Slow wound healing does not necessarily mean you are diabetic.
You need to have your wound checked to make sure the proper medications are being used.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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Dr. Kristin Cox
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Need more info.
There are many reasons why wounds do not heal.
Paranoia is not one of them however. Diabetes, arterial insufficiency, venous stasis are some of the etiologies behind wounds that are difficult to heal. It is best that you see your physician so that the cause can be diagnosed.

In brief: Need more info.
There are many reasons why wounds do not heal.
Paranoia is not one of them however. Diabetes, arterial insufficiency, venous stasis are some of the etiologies behind wounds that are difficult to heal. It is best that you see your physician so that the cause can be diagnosed.
Dr. Kristin Cox
Dr. Kristin Cox
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