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What causes sores at the back of the calf?

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Dr. T Shobha Deepak

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2005

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Posted on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: My wife has a series of sores on the back of the right calf.

Would a picture of the wound site (back of right calf) help?
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Additional information required

Detailed Answer:
Hi
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Greetings of the day

Dear Sir

Picture of the site will definitely help , along with following additional information

1. Since how long have the lesion been present ?

2. Are they improving or worsening ?

3. Are they painful or painless ?

Awaiting your response

Take Care

Best regards
Dr Shobha Deepak
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Follow up: Dr. T Shobha Deepak 13 hours later
We discovered the wounds on Friday morning...Since they are on the back of her leg, she could not see them, had not made me aware of them, nor had her doctors noticed them! I am sure they have been there for weeks!
They are worsening & are painful!
She is not running a fever.
We decided to go to the regional ER of a hospital this morning.....she has been given 2 different antibiotic IV's & will see the hospital's Wound Care Center hopefully in the morning.
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak 23 hours later
Brief Answer:
Kindly send the photograph

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir

Assessment and advise will depend on clinical examination of the wound. It would be very helpful if you could provide clinical photograph for further assessment.
Its good to know to know that you visited the hospital , hopefully the things will settle down soon .

Take Care

Best regards
Shobha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. T Shobha Deepak 1 hour later
Where would you like me to send the two photos I have of the site?
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Email to YYYY@YYYY

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir

You can mail the photographs to YYYY@YYYY with subject line " Attention Dr Shobha Deepak "

Waiting your response

Take Care

Regards
Shobha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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