Leg Ulcers 7 Facts About Leg Ulcers You Must Know

Leg Ulcers 7 Facts About Leg Ulcers You Must Know

Leg ulcers are common — approximately 2%
of adults will have a leg ulcer at some stage in their lives. Literally thousands of people
develop a leg ulcer each year in the United Kingdom and many of those get more leg ulcers
as the years go by. Despite the misery they cause, leg ulcers remain a neglected problem.
I am going to tell you the 7 essential facts should you know about leg ulcers. Number 1
— What is an ulcer? The medical definition of an ulcer is a break in the epithelium of
a body surface or lining. Many of us will be familiar with a mouth ulcer. This is a
break in the cell lining the mouth. It can be caused by an injury such as biting the
inside of the mouth by accident. Well if the skin breaks down anywhere on the body it is
called an ulcer. If the ulcer is on the leg and has been present for more than 6 weeks
it is called a chronic leg ulcer. Number 2- What causes a leg ulcer? Four out of 5 ulcers
— that’s 80% – are caused by a problem with the leg vein pump and they are called venous
ulcers. The leg vein pump is the mechanism by which blood flows out of the leg back to
the heart. So problems with the deep veins such as obstruction from a deep vein thrombosis,
superficial vein reflux or perforator vein problems can cause venous leg ulcers. The
leg vein pump depends mainly on good ankle movement, good calf muscles and healthy leg
veins. A minority of leg ulcers – about 15% – are caused by problems in the arteries that
carry blood into the leg. About 95% of venous leg ulcers can be correctly identified by
their appearance, by checking for pulses in the feet and by checking sensation. As most
leg ulcers are venous — that’s what I am going to concentrate on. Number 3 — Where
on the leg do you get venous ulcers? Well venous leg ulcers appear on the lower part
of the leg usually just about the ankle. Often, there are varicose veins or thread veins around
the ulcer and the leg is usually swollen. The skin is often thickened and discoloured
by varicose eczema which many actually develop many months or years before the ulcer as a
warning sign that the vein circulation is not normal. Number 4 — Who gets a venous
ulcer? Well these ulcers affect people who have deep vein problems, usually from a past
deep vein thrombosis (DVT), people who have superficial venous disease or those with ankle
mobility problems. Leg ulcers are more common as we get older. Number 5 — How do you treat
venous ulcers? The aim of treatment is to get the ulcer healed as quickly as possible.
This usually means graduated compression either with bandages or compression stockings. In
most cases, antibiotics, creams and ointments are not necessary. Once the ulcer is healed
it is very important to identify any problems with the superficial veins or perforator veins
and that these are treated to reduce the risk of another ulcer. This means getting a full
assessment with a duplex ultrasound scan. Number 6- Can you cure a leg ulcer? Well this
is controversial. Some would say that if the problem is only in the superficial veins,
the veins under the skin, or in the perforator veins that connect these superficial veins
to the deep veins, then the ulcer can be cured. While there is good evidence that such treatment
will greatly reduce the risks of getting another leg ulcer, if the skin has been very damaged
and the ulcer has healed with a lot of scarring, this area of the leg may remain vulnerable
and a trivial knock or injury might cause another skin breakdown even though the vein
abnormality has been completely eradicated. Number 7 — How can we avoid leg ulcers? Well
there are 3 things I would suggest. Firstly, if you are unfortunate enough to suffer a
deep vein thrombosis (DVT), it should be treated promptly to limit the damage to the deep veins.
Unfortunately, damage to the deep veins cannot be reliably reversed by surgery. So, prompt
treatment with anticoagulants — blood thinning medication — reduces the extent of the clot
and the damage to the deep veins. Secondly, if you have had a DVT, you should consider
wearing good quality medical grade compression socks — some studies suggest that doing so
may reduce the risk of leg ulcers after a big DVT. Thirdly, if you have superficial
vein reflux have it treated early to reduce the chances of progression to varicose eczema
which is itself a warning sign that the skin is damaged and liable to ulceration. Now I
hope you have found this useful. Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date with the latest
on veins. Thank you for watching my video.

97 Replies to “Leg Ulcers 7 Facts About Leg Ulcers You Must Know”

  1. Wonderful information. My mother has had a huge ulcer on her lower leg for nearly 2 years,. The signs were there many years ago. It's very distressing, and has a huge impact of her life. Luckily I have not inherited her poor circulation. thank you again.

  2. You are so great! I'm an RVT working mainly in vein treatment and I can only imagine how wonderful it is to work for you!

  3. my sister suffered 1 year ago from this illness but no break down of skin.. she cunduct duplex examination and the affected leg was temporary cured  by cunducting injectable medicine  INOHEP but until now  sometimes its itchy and it is still paining and become black the affected area…..she have still risk about this?….. thank's…… 

  4. I'm dealing with a leg ulcer now; caused by varicose veins. It's chronic. It is life-changing, and often depressing and worrisome. I wish I'd had this information years ago. I've had varicose veins in my right leg for years, and had signs of the leg ulcer developing for more than 2 years, but did not know what it was. 


  5. For the last 2 months I have 2 leg ulcers on the inside of my ankle.  They are not large or that deep.  They seemed to have scabbed over but there is still a small crater where the wound is.  What are your thoughts on taking "Nattokinase" to help with circulation?  I have heard some great things about this.  Currently, my dermatologist has me applying antibiotic cream to the wound and bandaging it 2x per day.  There are times there is no pain and times when it constantly hurts, especially at night.  Just looking at it, it doesn't look bad.  2 fairly small crater like scrapes, but it's very aggrivating that it's taking this long to heal.

  6. my husband was diagnosed with diabetes about 2 years ago and now he is getting like some kind of leg sores they are very dry and getting bigger.

  7. for the past 3 three months i have  leg ulcer on right foot, inside ankle. it is flat with no hole,it seem like a burn, about 3 inches by 2 inches in size,  and it is always leaking out lots of watery substance, would it be wise if i dress the leg with a Medicopaste bandage with Calamine, which is a unna boot dressing?  

  8. hello The VeinCare Centre Thankyou  for such a clear explanation on leg ulcers. my mom had fracture of medialmalleolus around 10 yrs ago and since about 3 to 4 years she has developed pitting edema on the same leg (Rt.leg) and there are lots of visible capillaries. What is it likely of? is it DVT or what? What things should i do to heal that? please suggest ASAP.

  9. I am suffering from leg ulcers and have been using compression bandages and hydro gel in which my doctor prescribed but it has been a month and we change the bandages daily because of drainage do you think a Una boot would work better for me?

  10. Hi Doc, currently i have a leg ulcer. and its been treated with an antibiotics. Its been a long time now, say 7-10yrs. With this info, i think i should go get my compression bandages. i pray it helps.

  11. What if an ulcer is related to diabetes? Won't exercise and healthier dietary control.help re-build calve and leg muscles?

  12. Diabetic foot syndrome by a student


  13. Very simple but very well presented, informative video.Thank u so much sir.Pls continue ur effort.

  14. Well me too having the same problem but my doctor is saying that first we will hell the ulsar and then the perforator vein. Will it work?
    Plz suggest as soon as possible

  15. hello doctor 
    I also have the same problem in my left leg just above the ankle
    initially it was a small ingury but now it looks bigger
    i also have small problem in perforator vein
    my dr is saying that first we will treat the ulser without any surgery and then we will operate the perforater vein
    Will it work?
    Plz suggest

  16. I have had leg ulcer for seven years now chronic leg ulcer tried everything all the drugs and the compression socks.. please I need help

  17. hi I've had leg ulcers on leg FOR 10 years now.also have tried every thing.but they have now just about cleard up,I get them dressed twice a week. with honey _plus compretion stocking an am so blown away!!!I thought they would never go away..hope this may help,,

  18. why is it,,, I have healed my own vienous ulcer that I had for 5/6 years it was horrific time for me,, I was under a specialist,, sue tickle for a long time and no one could get a hold on it,, I eventually found my own method and it healed my ulcer in just over a week,, it also cured all the infection without anti biotics,, I have tried to get support with this method to help make a new wound dressing but no one seems to want to help,, this method involves using a natural product from a tree,, I paid for preliminary research as it has not been thought up yet and is not formulated anywhere in the world,, this method must be very important but my NHS are no help,, mind you I wouldn't want someone to come along with a one time application and take away all the wound dressing profits either,, I want to develop this for all the people who suffer in the world not for pride or credit. what can I do

  19. what about Santyl? A gel that helps to eat the fibrin almost 100% painlessly. I am going into my 7th month and thank God almost healed up cause of that and another cream at the Foot and Ankle Specialist Center for Eastern Carolina here in Greenville N.C

  20. hi, I started having some itching with a hard dark skin on the ankle joint , dont know if the itching is from an insect bite or venous stasis, now the skin got ruptured and started oozing with pain and edema, pain high on standing or putting weights . Sir, is turmeric helpful or neosporin ointment good, can u help me, thanks

  21. Hi there, I had varicose  eczema for 16 yrs from 1996 to 2012  tried lots of creams and potions they never helped so I just put up with it.  I was diagnosed in may 2012 with rheumatoid arthritis, and was prescribed methotrexate. "The eczema totally vanished" however  other problems I have now are small kidneys which the renal and rhemo are watching "stage 3" Renal impairment. Could this have stemmed from the varicose eczema and also could the venous problem be "underlying" to this day even though my leg has totally cleared up? Thanking you in advance..:)

  22. I has vein varicose circumstance since first time was 16 yrs old one leg has surgery was 1977 at time old surgery way, so fine great till 20 yrs or later so impact got issue it come back both of legs issue too went to vein center redo it done so wear the compass sock too lately two yrs hit heart attack bypass had get some veins from my legs so then few yrs it brought back again so had to special surgery serious to redo remove the vein varicose on left leg i think so few months or two or less repeat issue hit ulcer on left foot side retreat heal pah in few weeks so better still use compass sock of course.. then now will do that next month will be ablation on left leg so will next week for right leg too will more step different way anyway that 13 yrs back time has skinchange and cramp legs always and swollen and pain always so yea i am old man ha well that before time i was worry or thinking about would be if worse will be amput ..? foot or leg off huh but doctor said no.. there always treatment keep it up heal and how take care of treatment follow up will be fine..

  23. Very informative video. I think many general doctors don't view skin discolouration as a big deal, but of course it is as you have pointed out, because the next stage whether it takes months or years will be ulcerations.

  24. I was bitten buy a Violin Spider now i have a ulcer that will not heal what can i do have been treating it with all sorts of medical equipment and gels but no luck and it is very painful been wit a doctor for two years.

  25. is it possible to have a leg ulcer on the upper thigh? I noticed a blackish bump in July on my thigh. it's never gone away, and just last night, I noticed it now is open in the center. I'm kind of freaked out about it.

  26. my sister is suffering from leg veins blockage.. it is very severe. she has gone through 2 major operations. yet the problem doesn't seem to be solved. may i get some help about the remedies?

  27. I get my ulcers on the dorsal of both of my feet they say it's because of Prior ankle and leg trauma. is this possible?

  28. My father was in Coban compression wraps for 5 years– the nurses were wrapping so tight he developed 2 infected unstageable ulcers at the calf… I have since taken over wrapping and am using 4 inch cotton conform wrap — took me 20 days shy of a year to heal the ulcers.. now.. since I have been wrapping uniformly his leg has balanced– I took opportunity to remove compression all together– and his edema is under control… problem.. he complains of pins and needles to the level 10 at some times– however other days no pain… is this just the capillarys coming back to life?– he had severe stasis dermatitis– however after a week the skin sloughed off to near normal– still have dry skin issues — I have him on B100 twice a day– plenty water– and only use coconut oil for moisture– I keep his leg in a flannel sleeve( no compression) and a woolen sock on– if I keep his limb warm he has comfort– second question– sheep skin therapy boots– as I say– heat and warm are his comfort… what do you think of sheep skin therapy boots– I need to be able to apply graduated support from toes to just above ankle– and can do his magic number ( around 15-20) via the velcro tabs…he is 82– I also have him do at lest 5 min a day walking on the treadmill… need thoughts on sheepskin medical boots– thank you so much — he was dismissed from our Sask health care and handed to me– infected ulcers and all– I had to learn from utube compression therapy– thank goodness for videos… I have tried juxa boot– he gets shear– tried all manner of compression stockings.. tourniquet effect– and shear— proper graduated wrapping with cotton did work however h has poor reaction to any synthetics– and he seems as if he doesnt need compression anymore…well slight if any — as for what he has– I have asked for years– venous insufficiency– which covers a myriad of things… sigh…. poor health care here… boots? I can and will gladly send you pics and vids… bless you soul for sharing info via vids.. I think you saved his life…

  29. my mum has 2 large ulcers due to poor circulation she had an angioplasty which seems to have helped the blood flow. the ulcers are on either side of her ankle and you can see her bone through one. she is currently on maggot therapy but as she is on warfarin she has had 2 major bleeds which required an emergency call for an ambulance. I'm so worried she will lose her foot I just wish I could help her.

  30. Thank you, The video was Extremely informative. My husband had his leg crushed as a teenager, the Drs chose to cast the compound fracture to Tibia/ Fibula they monitored the leg for gang green for 10 months. Since his first on set of the ulcers only started after he became disabled and unable to walk on his legs that his job as a warehouse and yard manager required him to do . My question is if one limb is effected by the ulcers is it a possibility that the other limb will be effected as well in time. Ever Thankful,
    J Wildonger

  31. Have had chronic ulcers for around 3 years now,it did kind of heal afew year ago with Mankuna honey and compression but kept and keeps coming back,always the same two places,right on the ball of the ankle bone and one on my shin,the ankle one is so so painful at times.As of today im back in compression,just hope it works.My job is very foot heavy,12 hour shifts with little to no breaks,that wont help but bills to pay etc,pain meds aint cheap either week after week but needs must.Great vid doc.

  32. Ive suffered from venous skin ulcers for awhile now, ive had multiple DVTs and countless surgeries to my veins since i also suffer from Factor V deficiency. Ive been doing a bit of research and im curios to know if an ulcer develops on the side of your foot would this fall into a different category? Being white and splotchy in color but painful at times. I currently see a cardiologist thats also my surgeon but he doesn't seem to know what else that could be causing this issue since all dopplers dont show any more signs vein issues. Not too sure who to turn to next and I would like some advice. Thank you in advance.

  33. hello. I havd a neighbor wbo has ulcers all over her lowerlevs and complaims of vreat pain so much so that she sleeps sitting up. she said that this started about 9 months ago after a hospital where they over hydrated her with infused fluids. do you have any ideas what this is?

  34. Thank you for presenting a well thought out and easily understood overview of Venous Leg Ulcers. Mine are on both legs, look like small sores but haven't healed since first detecting them 15 months ago. I will see my primary care physician in two weeks to address this problem. Thanks again.

  35. Can we wear compression socks over the ulcer? Or Do we need to wear them over the Varicose Veins?
    Thank You

  36. DOXYCYCLINE – Takes care of open ulcers ,Iv`e been fighting 2 ulcers for 5yrs . seen a new DR he gave me this 2 daily for 20 days then 1 daily in a week it closed my ulcers were 8 inches across my calf .Other than my pains and using the wraps I can live again .

  37. Thank for the imfo but I have a question to ask when these uclers start to push dirty water and and get into your pours and after a few months u get an out break in your skin what treatment can be used

  38. I have that problem with a fren that used to wash for a lady that have a chronic ucler and it's is oozing nw and it get into her skin and it have the skin looking like alligator back the person used to scratch and then hold my neck it took me a while before any reaction after the reaction I used a lot of things and it calm down nw 3 week a have a break out and it is spreading a lot of fine itch on my skin with a lot of discomfort plz help when I bath I make me uncomfortable it scratches me a lot and nw I have a lot of scratch mark on my back shoulder I used like and it burn up the neck it even swell my skin up to

  39. Well explained, I had a friend who was suffering from leg ulcer & vericose vein for 15 years, uses medical socks, it was painful to see him. I took up a study to find a remedy, after consulting several Ayurvedic experts and Sages for months deciphered herbi and mineral ingredients from Himalayas. The extract prepared can be consumed and tropically applied, lab checked for heavy metals, arsenic and microbial tests, has no side effect, after convincing few who had lost all hopes, succeeded in healing Severe Corn on the foot within weeks completely, Chronic Leg ulcers started reducing from 3 day disappeared within three months for few and for some due to there alcohol and smoking habbits healing process is slow. We want to help as many people possible, it costs negligible.

  40. Thank you Dr. Well Explained, there is possible treatment for leg ulcers prepared using herbal and minerals extracts from Himalayas, clinical trials where done under the supervision of Qualified Medical Dermatologist, results recorded in 15 days for early condition and three to six months for chronic and severe conditions. Friends who are looking for leg ulcer treatment may consult your doctor to mail us a request asking us for clinical data to evaluate : reach us at : [email protected]

  41. i ve same kind of problem in left leg out side due to skin itching and skin become dark and broken down and holes formed , what to do respected Dr Sahib?

  42. Hello doctor, thanx for sharing this vdo. I suffered from DVT after my first pregnancy 9 years back and since last year im again suffering from vasculitis on my left leg with ulcers…….i did the pus swab test also ……how long will it take to heal? Shiukd i start wearing the stockings of veins now?will it help?

  43. Public knowledge of this sort of thing is so invaluable. Thank you for this informative video. I’ve stumped my docs as to what this ghastly thing is and my dermatologist has called it psoriasis, however the appearance and chat about it now have me convinced that I may have now correctly identified the culprit, thanks again to this video. Blessings

  44. Hello, I seem to have varicose eczema and also scar tissue on my shins and calfs(injuries and mosquitos) is pretty dark and even after many years. Saw couple of doctors and just pissed off by their stupidity and ignorance. Thanks

  45. My brother are having DVT problem . left leg vien are having clot .is it vericose problem sir. Now are formit ulcers.on the foot.idont no what I have do please suggest me correct to clear my brother problem

  46. Hello doc plzz help me…My father has done the operation of varicose veins. Moreover he does not suffer from diabetes and hypertension…But 4 days after the surgery he is suffering from nausea…please help me…and we checked his hypertension it was 16…yesterday. Note that he never had hypentension before Thanks…

  47. Thank you for this video. I wish I had watched it earlier. I had discolortion of skin but my skin doctor did not warn me about a vein circulatiin problem. Eventually this lead to ulcers on my foot and not leg. The duplex ultrasound showed reflux on both deep vein as well as superficial veins. Compression bandages helped the ulcers heal and now I wear compression stockings. Fortunately the ulcers have not returned.

  48. Presently I have lower leg cast from 32days and with ulcer at time of accident. Now I didn't get pain from bone but suffered with ulcer. It will painfull. Can I removed the cast and do for the treatment of ulcer problem r else can I wait till 42 days course of cast.

  49. Having a HUGE ankle ulcer and around 23 medium & small ulcers, all on my left leg cuz of SCA.

    My docs say "It's fine, not infected & just keep changing it."
    I've been going through this for a year and a half.
    Tried everything, literally everything except the oxygen chamber.

    I'm running out of money to keep buying supplies & I'm getting really depressed.
    Haven't been able to walk outside for well over a year.
    I hate my life so much… smh

  50. Dealing with a leg ulcer due to ankle fracture repair basically trauma to my ankle. I been receiving treatment from wound care center and wearing compression socks for 5 months now. Soon I'll be going in for laser ablation procedure for a varicose vein that lies underneath my ulcer. Can't wait for this to be over. Its depressing and painful to go through. I wish anyone going through this all the best. Stay prayed up!!!

  51. I am dealing with an ulcer right now (Feb. 2, 2019). After almost a year of treatment by a hospital's wound care facility, there was very little new skin growth. The wound has a great deal of exudate (fluid drainage). 7 years ago my GF developed a 1.5 ulcer on the inside of her right ankle, also a slow healer. I did some on- line research and found a lot of data on using common table sugar to protect the ulcer from infection and the speed up the growth of new skin. As per the article, we mixed two tablespoons of table sugar and 1 tablespoon of plain canola cooking oil to make a paste about the consistency of cake icing. I applied it directly to the wound and covered it with a non- adhesive pad. In three month, the wound was completely healed.

    Fast forward 9 years and now I developed one on my left shin after having a venous stasis test at a cardiologist's office. Unfortunately,m he was not very careful about keeping all his equipment clean. When he pressurized the leg cuff, the pressure was so great, it split the skin in 4 places . similar but not as severe on the rightleg. In about a week, there was an obvious infection due tp heat and redness. Turrns out his gear had transmitted fecal matter to my split skin and I developed a serious NRSA infectiom. Heavy antibiotics cleared that but that open wound grew to an ulcet about 9.5 inches x 6.5"

    The wound care clinic starting using a foam rubber pad called Optefera, which must be immersed in Saline to activate the anti microbial agents in the pad. That was covered by an incredible product called Optilock. This is sort of like a semi rigid diaped measuring 8 x 12 inches. The wound side of the Optilock is super absorbent and can soak up and contain about 6 ozs of fluid.

    That dressing was not improving anything. I went back to reading and now, there is a TON of articles about using sugar. History records armies from 3 thousand years ago using honey or sugar to treat all kinds of wounds with a very high success rate, (depending of course, on the severity of the wound.) There is pharmaceutical honey called Medihoney udsed for the same purpose. I tried it but I think the adulteration of Nature's product with man made drugs weakened it. Regular bee honey (100 % real and pure with no added flavors ) is the best.

    Given the size of my ulcer, I opted to use Confectioner's sugar mixed with anhydrous lanolin ( available from Amazon for around 7.00 per 4oz bottle. Anhydrous simply means all the water has been removed. Lanolin is extracxted from sheep's wool. The animal is not harmed at all. Lanomlin was suggested in the latestarticles as a very effective agent to hold the sugar over the wound. What works best for me is to mix a paste and then use a teaspoon nto spread the pasted ontop the Optilock pad instead of the wound. This firmly holds the paste againstr the entire wound.

    I started doing this three weeks ago and the new skin growth is phenomenal. Even the doctor I see every Thursday for debridement and a new dressing ( I change it myself every other day at home) had never heard of using plain sugar, so I printed out some data for him, including recent color pictures of before and after the treatment. Whe he saw the improvement on my leg he said, " I don't usually tell patients to use home remedies, but whatever you are doing, keep doing it!"

    To read about this and see pics, just google "Leg Ulcers and Sugar. " Also there are videos on YT . You will be amazed. Even doctors can learn something new now and then, and sometimes. EVEN from a patients.

  52. my grandma ulcer never healed…now they are talking about cutting the leg since there is no blood flow…or a major operation to fix to enable blood flow…she is 79years today,diabetic and has blood pressure and we are scared…anyone who has a solution or an advise.thanks.

  53. I have DVT desease in my leg,I eaten rivaroxaban for the DVT 20 mg,but the blood clot dissolve in three days because of eating antibiotics, now I got a new desease easy bruises & internal bleeding,now what I can do?can I eat andexxa?

  54. My friend had Ulster on left leg lower side since 2 yrs ago.. She wants to know how many time it get for cure this disease.. It is very pain ful for her.. It is curable or not pls give reply…

  55. I’ve seen online telling people that there is a operation to either have a stent implant into the vain to support it from the clot or there is another operation in which you can have the vain removed from the damaged area ware it is cut and sealed off at the main supply and the damage vain is pulled out and sealed off at the other end so it is disposed of and the blood flow is diverted to a different branch in the body O.K.

  56. Thank you doctor , i found this video when searching cause my father has diabetes with what looks like varicose damage (tromboses caused by playing a lot of football without protection

  57. I first started getting ulcers on my feet and above the ankles as described in this video. At first I thought some sort of allergy, or insect bite was the reason for these awful, bloody, ulcers popping around my lower legs. When I say bloody, I mean blood would pour out of these ulcers. It would actually start with an uncontrollable itch in the area, which automatically I would scratch, but then it turned into a blister and when it popped, the ulcer would appear right after. I went to the ER, the doctor on base while I was active duty, and finally to a dermatologist, but nobody could tell me what it is I had, or the cause of such painful and awful things. About a week ago, another ulcer popped and this time I decided to go see the local Urgent care here is town. The doctor there is a previous ER Doctor and knows his stuff. Right away he told me there was nothing he could do for me, and to contact my primary care doctor and bring a paper he gave me. Turns out I have a problem with blood circulation in my lower legs hence water retention is creating this ulcers. By the way, I have been trying to find out exactly what was wrong with me since this first started to happened, 7 years to be exact, 2012 is when I first noticed. I am happy to know now what is causing this problem, but very disappointed about those times I visited all those places and no one seem to know what was wrong. Now I have this awful black marks all over my lower legs and the Ulcers do come back as mentioned in the video. Unfortunately, now they are getting worst and more painful than ever. Thank you for sharing this video. I hope others suffering from this awful thing get a better answer and fast care.

  58. That was very helpful. I have 2 leg ulcers I've had over 2 years. They almost heal then they get bad again. It has ruined my life. I was active and now I have lymphedema so my legs swell. One ulcer is on top of my foot. I can't wear shoes. Sometimes I just wanna die. This has been so traumatic. I've been to doctors but never a vein doctor. Guess I need to try that.

  59. My dad got a Kennedy terminal ulcer that popped up within hours and turned black dew to skin tissue dying..hardly any information about these ulcers

  60. I’m 34 I have been fighting ulcers for a few years I have DVT been on warfarin since I was 21 winter time my ulcer is dormant summer it comes back a few times and it frustrates me a lot

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