Venous ulcer


Venous ulcers are due to abnormal vein function. People may inherit a tendency for abnormal veins. Common causes of damaged veins include blood clots, injury, aging, and obesity.


Symptoms include swelling, achiness, and tiredness in the legs. Usually a red, irritated skin rash develops into an open wound.


Treatment includes leg elevation, compression, and wound care. Sometimes surgery is needed.

Last Updated Jan 8, 2020

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