Venous Ulcer Surgery in Tardeo, Mumbai
A venous ulcer usually appears on the legs because of damaged veins. This can be treated through vascular surgery.
What are venous ulcers?
Venous ulcers are also known as stasis ulcers which are caused by abnormal functioning or damaged veins in your legs or ankles. Venous ulcers can last for weeks to years if left untreated.
If you spot any reddish swelling on your leg, visit a nearby vascular surgery hospital for venous ulcer treatment. Or consult a vascular surgery specialist in Mumbai.
What are the symptoms of Venous ulcers?
- Itchiness around the ulcer
- Cramps and swelling on the legs
- The area surrounding the ulcer can be stiff, pointy and unevenly shaped
- You might also feel some pain around the ulcer
- White pus and blood oozing out from the ulcer
- Brown spots on the skin in the affected area
What are the causes of venous ulcers?
- Venous ulcers can be caused by venous hypertension or when you put high pressure on your veins.
- Venous insufficiency can also cause venous ulcers. Venous insufficiency occurs when the valves in your leg stop functioning effectively.
- Varicose veins can be a condition wherein the veins are usually enlarged, bulging and twisted. Varicose veins are formed when defective valves in the veins make the blood flow in the opposite direction, and this can cause venous ulcers.
- Venous ulcers can also occur because of blood clots or poor circulation of blood in your veins.
- Diabetes or kidney failure can also cause venous ulcers.
- Other causes of venous ulcers include infections, obesity and inflammatory diseases.
When do you need to see a doctor?
If you spot the symptoms mentioned above, consult a doctor.
You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Tardeo, Mumbai.
Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.
How are venous ulcers treated?
If you do a vascular surgery for the treatment of venous ulcers, it can take 3-4 months to heal completely. Treatment for venous ulcers can be done by cleaning and dressing the infected area and then using compression therapy like bandages or stockings to improve the flow of blood in the veins of your leg. Antibodies can be used to prevent the infection, but it does not help ulcers to heal.
In some severe cases, doctors might recommend vascular surgery to improve the blood circulation in your legs. This can help you heal quickly and prevent recurrence of ulcers.
Prevention is better than cure. If you show symptoms of venous ulcer, book a doctor’s appointment for treatment. You can prevent the risk of venous ulcers by wearing compression stockings, doing regular exercises if you are overweight and elevating your legs whenever possible, minimum 3-4 times a day.
The risk of venous ulcers is high in patients who have previously been diagnosed with venous ulcers or have diabetes, vascular diseases or obesity.
With surgery, it takes 3-4 months to heal. In some cases, it can also take more than a year to heal completely.
Venous ulcers can be harmful if left untreated. These ulcers can lead to a bacterial skin infection (cellulitis) or gangrene which is a type of tissue death, and some extremely rare ulcers can cause foot or leg amputation.