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How can bleeding wounds at the finger tips and knuckles be treated?

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Dr. Suresh Heijebu

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Posted on Wed, 1 Aug 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: 70 y/o male diabetic (old 50 yr old war wounds effecting circulation in RUE) Finger tips up to 1st knuckle both hands dried out splitting bleeding incidentely 8 yr hx of cardiac stent LAD 2011
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Arterial Doppler ultrasound of RUE is required. Images will be helpful

Detailed Answer:
Hello Sir,

I can certainly understand your concern..

I have worked through your attached query in detail.

Disturbances in blood circulation particularly in diabetics require early attention through appropriate tests.

Considering your current and past symptoms/health it's advisable to take up Arterial Doppler ultrasound of RUE. Further management whether medical or surgical intervention shall be decided based on test results.

Blood sugars, cholesterol, and pressure levels should be strictly maintained.

Impending gangrenous (color and texture ) changes of extremities require early surgical intervention to save the digits/ limb.

Please review with reports to determine further course of action.

Post your further queries if any
Thank you


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