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How do I know if I have venous ulcers?

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How do I know if I have a venous stasis ulcer? Venous stasis ulcers are the end result of long standing venous insufficiency problems with the veins in your legs. There is a process which usually occurs where initially you will notice the bulging veins. Over time you will 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 by either at a wound care center or by vascular surgeons or by both. The key is to prevent the formation of these ulcers and this can practically be done by treating the venous insufficiency once you start to notice particularly the swelling or the skin thickening or discoloration.

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