Diseases

Varicose ulcer: Symptoms

There are symptoms that usually occur before the onset of an ulcer, which represents the final stage of a wound that can not heal because of venous insufficiency.

People most at risk for developing a venous ulcer have known for a long time that they have varicose problems: they have heavy legs, they have signs of venous insufficiency on the skin with brown spots (called ocher dermatitis), small varicosities or true varicose veins, varicose eczema, etc.

Venous insufficiency is a disease that evolves throughout life, when patients are young they have pain in the legs and possibly varicose veins. There are symptoms that indicate that venous insufficiency is getting worse.

We begin to suspect a varicose ulcer when the skin is damaged or brown or ocher spots appear, eczema.

A varicose sore is a crevice that appears on the surface of the skin. The varicose ulcer usually occurs on the lower legs, malleolus, calf or tibia. It is a sore of variable size, sometimes painful and shallow, with irregular and flexible edges. Around the ulcer can sit varicose veins, edema, inflamed capillaries ...

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