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Posted by: PIETER | 2009/11/03

DVT

I was diagnosed with DVT in Dec’ 07 in my left leg after a sprained calve muscle. That then caused a few pulmonary embolisms and I have been hospitalised numerous times.

My lungs have cleared but I am getting sores on my leg, which won’ t go away.

I am currently on Waferin and go for regular blood tests to control the doses, and I am wearing a pressure sock, but nothing helps to heal the sores on my leg.

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Hallo Pieter
The sores are called venous/stasis ulcers and is caused by the damage to the blood flow in the leg due to previous deep vein thrombosis. Read more on http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Venous-Leg-Ulcers.htm
http://dermnetnz.org/site-age-specific/leg-ulcers.html
There are specialized dressings available for these kinds of ulcers so if possible, see if you can find a specialized wound care clinic in your area. Take vit C supplements. Sometimes a compression stocking is not enough and one should use special compression bandage for a while
Dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009/11/03

Hallo Pieter
The sores are called venous/stasis ulcers and is caused by the damage to the blood flow in the leg due to previous deep vein thrombosis. Read more on http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Venous-Leg-Ulcers.htm
http://dermnetnz.org/site-age-specific/leg-ulcers.html
There are specialized dressings available for these kinds of ulcers so if possible, see if you can find a specialized wound care clinic in your area. Take vit C supplements. Sometimes a compression stocking is not enough and one should use special compression bandage for a while
Dr Bets

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