Wound Care Questions

How common is extravasation during VNUS procedure? Why does it happen? How is it treated? How long to heal?
Wound Care - 3 weeks ago2 answers
I recently had the VNUS procedure, during which the saline/lidocaine solution leaked out. From what I could tell, the skin was patted dry and the procedure was continued. I now have an ulcer that appears to be growing deeper. I'm applying Silver Sulfadiazine daily. The vascular surgeon hasn't said anything to me about what happened, what to expect, or anything. Can you tell me why it might have occurred? Whether I should be concerned? How common it is? And how it is best treated?
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Why am I having pain and swelling above my knee?
Wound Care - 7 months ago3 answers
I've had pain and swelling above my knee for the past 20 days. This is not severe but bothers me. At times I feel deep pain in my thigh and it has a pins and needle effect. Tests have confirmed deficiency of Vitamin B12 (performed two tests to confirm body cannot absorb B12). I was advised to take 3 injections/week for next three weeks. But even after a week of B12 injections, pain and swelling is still there. The skin has some burning sensation even when I touch slightly.
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What should I do if my Unna boot gets wet?
Wound Care - 1 year ago2 answers
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What works best for inflammation of lower limbs and feet caused my micro clots?
Wound Care - 1 year ago2 answers
I have Lupus and most recently Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Neither compression nor elevation works well for me. Instead they seem to make I worse. I'm currently on prednisone and Coumadin but break out in deep excruciating ulcers every summer. I've heard that both hot and cold compresses work. Which do you think is best for my condition and is there anything else you could recommend please. Also can you please explain the summertime ulceration in regards to is that a vasodilation dysfunction?
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I have antiphospholipid syndrome. I'm currently on warfarin and prednisone. Is there any other medicine available to treat this?
Wound Care - 1 year ago5 answers
I have excruciating deep painful ulcers in my lower limbs. Compression in my case triggers an ulcer outbreak. Summertime is the worst for me. I'm assuming it has to do with my classification in the heat. Winter is my second worse season. Is there any other treatment u could recommend?
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One of my husband's veins was oozing after having triple bypass surgery. Should we be worried?
Wound Care - 1 year ago2 answers
My husband had triple bypass surgery around 3 weeks ago, and after that one of his veins (I believe the saphenous) began oozing a white fluid. Should we be concerned?
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My mom had heart surgery and they took a vain out from her leg for the heart. Recently, she said that the area is pink. Is that normal?
Wound Care - 1 year ago3 answers
She is diabetic and the doctor told her that her sugar is high. Is there anything she should be worried about? Or is there anything she can use for the burning?
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Should my infected lacerations still be red and oozing yellow pus, even on antibiotics?
Wound Care - 1 year ago5 answers
I have lacerations on the side of my calves, right above my ankle. The ankle is a bit swollen. The skin surrounding the lacerations is raised and red, making the lacerations more visible. I clean it with water, wipe it dry. I apply neosporin on it, which starts making it ooze yellow pus. I started taking cephalexin 500mg on Monday at 10pm, every six hours. It is hurting less than Monday, but it looks more red and new yellow pus. Is this normal? What should I do next?
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Is it normal to have pain, bruising and tenderness nearly a month after a groin ablation?
Wound Care - 1 year ago1 answer
I had a groin ablation 3 and a half weeks ago. This is my second one through the same side. I had pain for over a week after, then it went away. In the last two days, though, I've had pain all around that area; it feels like overly tender, bruised muscle pain? Could this be from strain, or could it be a side effect of the procedure? What should I do? Should I follow up with my physician?
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I had vein surgery on both of my ankles, and for a year now I have wounds on both feet that won't heal. What should I do?
Wound Care - 1 year ago5 answers
I had vein surgery on both of my ankles, and for a year now I have wounds on both feet that won't heal. I am using a steroid at this time to help them heal. The wounds go from raw to crusted over, peeling and cracked. What should I do? The problem has been ongoing for a year.
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is it normal procedure too leave surgical clips inside after abdominal hernia surgery ?
Wound Care - 1 year ago2 answers
I had hernia repair surgery still have lots of pain even after 2 years. I recently found out clips were left inside and I'm wondering if that could be why I still have so much pain.
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Why do my thighs itch when I'm not wearing jeans?
Wound Care - 2 years ago1 answer
When I wear my jeans, I don't feel any itchiness. But whenever I open my jeans, it starts to itch like crazy. This only happens when I'm not wearing the jeans. Why is that?
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Will compression socks help reduce the pain and swelling in my legs?
Wound Care - 2 years ago2 answers
I had an accident several years ago and hurt my ankle badly. To this day it is not fully cured and my legs often hurt a lot. Sometimes it also gets swollen. I am also diabetic. Can I wear compression socks to lower the pain?
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I have deep vein thrombosis, coupled with a nagging cough and numbing pain in my left arm, could they all be related? What could be wrong?
Wound Care - 2 years ago2 answers
I'm a 30-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with DVT. The docs are baffled because I have no risks for this condition. I'm confused because lately my left arm is hard to lift and I have a numbing pain. Also, out of nowhere, I start coughing crap up. Are all of these things related to one another? What could be going on?
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How can I prevent my wound from opening back up?
Wound Care - 2 years ago1 answer
I have been seeing a surgeon for wound care. As many times as they get it healed, it subsequently opens up again within 2-3 weeks. How can I prevent this from happening?
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My femoral artery and other veins in my inner thigh are swollen and enlarged after an intense workout, should I seek treatment?
Wound Care - 2 years ago1 answer
After a pretty intense lower abdominal workout (trying to rehab a lower back injury), I noticed that my femoral artery and other veins in my inner thigh were swollen and enlarged. There is no associated pain, though there is a faint testicular ache. Should I be seen and treated by my doctor? What could possibly be going on?
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My abdominal wound is changing color and there is less serum, is this good or bad?
Wound Care - 2 years ago1 answer
I've been packing an abdominal wound for over a month. Tonight I noticed gray patches on the packing and less serum. Is this good or bad? There is also some odor.
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Am I suppose to still have these bruises?
Wound Care - 3 years ago2 answers
A month ago I ended up with two bruises on my left thigh: one on my right thigh and one that covered half of my left foot. The one on my foot still hurts to touch and if I catch my foot at the right angle, there's tiny dimples. Any explanations?
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If you sweat excessively, can a stubborn wound become infected?
Wound Care - 3 years ago2 answers
I've had a wound for 5 years despite wound vacs, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and antibiotics. I've seen 12 different doctors about this matter. My main concern is wearing an unna boot in the summer. Because the leg will be encased in the boot, it may cause a lot of moisture. If I sweat excessively, could the wound become infected.
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