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Sore lesions appeared on leg. What treatment should be done?

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Dr. Ganesh Sanap

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Posted on Thu, 24 Jan 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: What makes them appear on my legs. I'm 62 years old and each time a new area appears it's quite sore.
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Answered by Dr. Ganesh Sanap 26 minutes later
Hi,

Thanks for writing in.

I would need more information to understand your concerns better. Please provide the following information:

- Could you explain the lesions in detail?
- Where is it occurring exactly?
- Do you have diabetes?
- Do you have history of varicose veins?
- Whether breast cancer was operated or not?
- What type of arthritis are you suffering with?

Degenerative arthritis does not cause such recurrent lesions. Inflammatory Arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis may be associated with such lesions.

Looking forward to your response...

Regards

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