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Non healing wound in leg and tissue hypoxia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
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please proceed with your health query
User :   goodmorning doctor
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please proceed with your health query
User :   Doctor ,my son is having a nonhealing wound for 3.5years we have haddone many operations on him,but it opens up m
Doctor :   ok
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how did that wound occur?
User :   what can we do now
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does he have any underlying illnessess?
User :   we dont know,it was just small skin rash like
User :   nothing at all
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Nonhealing wounds occur due to "tissue hypoxia", i.e., a lack of healing oxygen to the area.
User :   3,4 operations including microvascular surgery was done.again it opened up
Doctor :   This is common in diabetics and in people who are bed-ridden, but could happen in anyone with compromised blood flow (blood carries oxygen to a wound for healing but also carries dead cells away from the wound).
User :   not at all
Doctor :   where is the wound present?
User :   on the leg near the ankle
Doctor :  
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please provide his age
User :   18
Doctor :   was any venous doppler ultrasound done for him for lower legs?
User :   doctors couldnt diagnose anything
Doctor :  
was blood tests done for him?

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