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Leg Ulcers and Pressure Sores

Also known as Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Ulcer - Leg, Venous Leg Ulcers

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  • Leg Ulcer Treatment Advice Needed?

    Hi  I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice or suggestions.  I am 36 years old female and have suffered from a non healing venous leg ulcer for just over 5 years now and have attended leg ulcer clinic twice a week ever since.  It started as a small scratch on the front of my...

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  • I'm in so much pain it's unbelievable

    Hi i have an ulcer on my left ankle, which appeared after grazing it at work on a pallet. I am in so much pain it is unbelievable, especially when rested and in bed also. It seems to be fine while at work and busy through the day. But as soon as soon as i stop and am inactive it hurts like hell. I...

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  • Painful leg ulcers

    I have had leg ulcers for six months now, I can't take it anymore!!!! The cleaning ,changing bandages, how they look, interferes with everything I do.. I am so fed up, and the pain is so unbearable, it feels like 24/7 burning pain . I've tried a few things to help a little but it is so painful...

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  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa In urine

    So almost 5 weeks ago I had surgery and I've had infection after infection and this is the latest the results came back today from a urine culture and the surgeon had never heard of it before so was doing some research and she still doesn't get how I've caught it. She's prescribed me...

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  • Mum refusing compression bandaging

    I would really love some suggestions, if anybody has advice at all that they can offer. My mum is 84 and has 2 large painful leg ulgers on her ankles on both legs that have persisted for 2 years. She is adament that she does not want and cannot stand compression bandaging. She understands the theory...

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  • Consistent Leg Ulcers

    Hi all. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I have suffered from vascular ulcers on both my left and right legs for 7 years. I had a large DVT when I was 19, and believe this is the main cause. I've been in and out of compression bandage therapy several times over the years, And they heal,...

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  • VAC treatment

    As anyone used vac treatment on pressure ulcer- i'm using treatment couple of weeks so far the dressings are changed evey 48 hrs except at wkend try to go 72 hrs - any one have any comment positive or negative

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  • I started suffering from a leg ulcer, just above my ankl...

    I started suffering from a leg ulcer, just above my ankle, about a year ago, I visited my GP at first, who refered me to our District Nurses Clinic, who treated my condition well, and it nearly healed but I was then refered to an hospital specilist, by my diabetes doctor. The specilist said it was exmah,...

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  • Desperate for advice

    Hi, I hope that this forum is still in use and that someone can help with our current situation as we are desperate to find a solution to my mum's extensive leg ulcer. To summarise, she has had an ulcer in her lower leg for 18 months now which has continually become worse and it's extremely painful....

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  • Pain with Ulcer in compression

    Hi,I have a small ulcer that has been put straight into compression.I am not a wimp but the pain is gettng me down I can t believe t is causing so much Is this normal in compression?.How do folk deal with this pain?

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  • Venous ulcer

    Hi! I have have been cursed with a leg ulcer on my right ankle for almost 2 years. I understand what people are going through. Sometimes the pain is unbearable. Since then have been advised by a Vascular Surgeon to use flaminal forte gel and use a compression stocking. If there is no improvement he advised...

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  • My Father Has A Problem With His Leg

    For over about 6 years according to him he's had discoloration in his right leg when own sores have formed and closed. He has been to doctors but hasn't been treated properly. Any advice on how to cure him so be appreciated, or what to ask for at the next visit.

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  • Pressure ulcer

    4 days post op ankle surgery I noticed a pressure sore on my heal. It is a grade 1 pressure sore. Dr gave me benzoin tincture to apply to wound.  I believe it acts as a skin protectant. In addition i am to apply no pressure on wound.  I am now 11 days post op, some improvement seen. Wondering...

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  • Xylitol on skin ulcers

    I applied powdered xylitol to a recent skin cut(kitchen knife) and blood very slowly began to ooze out. I applied a bandage over it and applied more xylitol when I renewed it. A small flap of old skin seemed to absorb the blood and recover better, re-attaching with ease. It occured  to me that it...

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  • Can't take it no more!!!!!!!!!!

    Hi everyone!!! Just had to vent, my leg ulcers are painful tonight and driving me crazy!!!!! Maybe it's the heat , had to take off bandages and pour sterile water 💦 all over them... didn't help much but got my frustration out !! Good Luck all who has this pain!!!! I hate it .....

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  • lipodermatosis sclerosis

    I am struggling with  wearing pressure socks in temperatures of 35 degrees plus. If I leave them off my legs are swollen and inflamed. If I wear them I have to wear long trousers and I am overheating! Help please! I have not had an ulcer so far due to steroid cream, aqueous cream and pressure sox...

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  • Suffering with extreme ankle ulcers, I need a quick remedy.

    I was diagnosed with eczema on my ankles and was given all creams nothing worked. Went pack to my GP and an intern said I have a Venus Stasis Ulcer. Put legs up wear compression stockings. After awhile an open wound burst on my right ankle. My medical doctor, took a culture lost the culture and the wound...

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  • Venous ulcer returned.

    Well, it came back again. I had finished wound care and within a couple weeks , the ulcer reopened. Week after week, wound care, wrapping cleaning compression. Only to have it open again. I tried to manage it myself. But it became infected, I got cellulitis and a fungal infection. I was admitted...

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  • 91 yr old informed mother with foot wound that keeps growing

    My 91 yr old mother is in a wheelchair or in bed. She cannot walk or move. Last year she developed a pressure wound on the inside of her left foot between the start of the big toe and halfway to the heel. It has been going on for almost a full year now. It is 8cm x 4cm now. Adding to this, her left leg...

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  • Ankle Ulcers

    I hope there is somebody from Canada who successfully is treating this issue. Since 2009 I had 4 ulcers (3 on left ankle and one on right). In beginning there was 2-3 years between ulcers but since May last year I got 2 and one one right ankle was for first time and I had the most painful experince....

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  • Help! Leg ulcer for 3 years! Not sure what to do next

    Hi, my sister has had a leg ulcer for 3 years now. It seems to clear up and then takes a dive and gets worse again. She also has lupus which won't help the situation but takes medication daily for this. She is in compression and has been since the start. She's only 39 so realistically this should...

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  • Has anyone any advice to give on Ulcers ?

    I have an ulcer 1" below my ankle bone on the inside of my foot, Ive been having it dressed by the local nurse at our surgery, Ive now had it 3 months and its not healing, Ive had dry dressings and used an antibiotic cream given by the doctor, this has progressed to honey patches and a dressing...

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  • legs

    Hello everyone, i have joined this group because i dont want to get ulcers. I am 55 years old and got veri close veins 38 years ago, but have never had any problems. I think they may be about to happen. My lft leg has always been half again bigger that my right leg below my knee. its above my kne to ...

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  • Coccyx

    Hello everyone! So ive has this wound on my coccyx for about 7 years and now the doctor says it's most likely I'll have to do surgery. the recovery time will involve six weeks of 24-hour lying down. I can't even sit up to eat or go to the bathroom. Has anyone else in this situation maintains...

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  • Venous ulcer. We need support.

    I have had a reoccurring venous ulcer on my left ankle for the past few years. I have it wrapped each week for months. Then, it sometimes comes back. Last time, it healed, then within a few weeks it came back. It has caused pain, and worry in my life. I work and stand on my feet at work. I wear...

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  • Advice for skin ulcers

    I have suffered with skin ulcers all over my body for years now. I have been to countless doctors and specialists. I had one that was so bad it caused a tendon to rupture through the ulcer in my arm and I had to have tendon transfer surgery to repair the damage. (Only got 75% use back) I even had one...

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  • help needed due to leg ulcer problems

    I have had cellulitus then came leg ulcers, the ulcers take a long time to heal and now i have furtrher problems where my top of foot around the toes is now extremely sore, painful - the district nurses have been cleaning daily and as it is so painful i am having oramorph to help the pain. i have not...

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  • I want to take some preventive measures to avoid pressure ulcer

    Hi all, I have a 70 year old grandfather. Recently had a stroke and now he's almost completely paralysed. Most of the time he is lying on the bed and he is extremely skinny. Given his status, I am worried he might develop bedsores/pressure ulcer. He lives with me now, but since I am working I dont...

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  • leg ulcer diy treatment

    hello , i have a venous ulcer on my lower leg just above my ankle , it has been very painful for over 3 years now , could anyone give me advice on how to treat it at home by myself please

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  • Compression bandages severe pain

    Second time I have tried to cope with compression bandages. Second time I have felt increasing pain from the blue material underneath the bandages which I feel is rubbing the ulcer when I walk. Is this normal? I was always in pain before the compression bandages were put on but this is 100 times worse....

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  • I'm having pains since about 3 weeks

    my left leg swolled and got sores on my foot,when i was about 18 years. some doctors tried their best as they could, they even tried surgical operation.It couldn't get well as it was, somtimes i feel pains inside my foot and my ankle. so i went to see a doctor and he prescribe some medicine...

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  • venus leg ulcer

    Hello I am seeking advice on behalf of my mother who sufferes a awful venus leg ulcer.. She has had many different treatments She has used many different dressings It is massive it's at the bottom of her leg above her ankle.. She has had countless infections, some of which has got into her blood...

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