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Am I suppose to still have these bruises? (2 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?
If you sweat excessively, can a stubborn wound become infected? (2 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.
What can be done about the petechiae on my legs and face? (3 answers)
I recently started getting petechiae (red or purple spots on the body that are caused by a hemorrhage or broken capillaries) on my legs. The doctor gave me compression stockings. They have helped my legs, but now I have petechiae on my face. Do you have any suggestions? I am a 34-year-old female.
Can aspirin be used to prevent deep vein clots? (2 answers)
I have a deep vein clot and have taken warfarin for 6 months and I am still on warfarin because I am scared of getting another clot. Can aspirin and fish oil help to prevent new blood clots in the leg veins if I go off warfarin?
Knee pain/complex regional pain disorder (0 answers)
8 yrs ago I fell on my knee, which had recovered from 2 orthoscopic surgeries. I have had abcess-like pain ever since. 3 spinal blocks have failed, and the doctor wants to do a nerve ablation through my knee? I cannot find any info, how successful is this?
Sciatic Nerve flairing up when I run (0 answers)
I am running the Boston Marathon next week and I am concerned about my sciatic nerve that usually flairs up after mile 17. What can I do to help me with the race?
Ablation of the saphenous nerve (0 answers)
I've had 20 knee surgeries including a total knee replacement. My pain level has never subsided and my Dr. now wants to do an Ablation of the saphenous nerve. Have you heard of this as a way to relieve medial knee joint pain? Thanks, Jeff Jensen
Ulcers and lasers (0 answers)
What is the best method for treating perforators in an ulcer bed?