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How Do I Know If I Have Venous Stasis Ulcers?

How Do I Know If I Have Venous Stasis Ulcers?

Hi, I’m Mike Bardwil. I am founder of Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists. I am a vascular surgeon, boarded in both general and vascular surgery, and I’ve been practicing surgery now for 25 years.  I regularly treat patients with venous stasis ulcers treatment in Houston, Texas.

How do I know if I have a venous stasis ulcer?

Venous stasis ulcers are the end result of long-standing venous insufficiency, or problems with the veins in your legs. There’s a process which usually occurs, where initially you will notice the bulging veins. Over time, you may notice swelling associated with the bulging veins. Eventually, you may notice skin thickening or discoloration, and this can proceed then to a tenderness, usually over the ankle in the inner aspect of your leg. Over time, these will develop into an open wound, which will have to be managed either at a Wound Care Center or by a vascular surgeon, or by both. The key is to prevent the formation of these ulcers, and this can be effectively done by treating the venous insufficiency once you start to notice, particularly the swelling or the skin thickening or discoloration.

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