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Foot ulcer

Foot ulcer: Introduction

Foot ulcer: Ulcer on foot area. See detailed information below for a list of 69 causes of Foot ulcer, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Foot ulcer:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Foot ulcer. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Foot ulcer: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Foot ulcer, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Foot ulcer Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Foot ulcer may include:

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Stories from Users for Foot ulcer

Real-life user stories relating to Foot ulcer:

Message Boards for Foot ulcer

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Foot ulcer or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Foot ulcer:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Foot ulcer. Some of these are listed below :

  • Examine the ulcer
    • Site of ulcer - e.g. venous ulcers are usually found on the inner side of the lower third of the leg, but may occur lower down on the foot; arterial ulcers are found on the tips of the toes and over pressure areas; neuropathic ulcers occur over pressure areas.
    • Shape and size
    • Edge of the ulcer - e.g. the edge of a venous ulcer is usually sloping and pale purplish-blue in color; malignant change in a chronic venous ulcer causes a raised and thickened edge; syphilitic ulcer has a punched out edge; tuberculous ulcer has an undermined edge.
    • Base - e.g. venous ulcer is usually covered by granulation tissue ( area of new vessel growth) and white fibrous tissue; arterial ulcers usually have no granulation tissue; syphilitic ulcers have a base that looks like leather.
    • Depth of ulcer - e.g. venous ulcers are usually shallow and flat; arterial ulcers are often very deep and may penetrate down to bone and underlying joints; neuropathic ulcers are usually deep penetrating ulcers.
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Foot ulcer: Animations

Foot ulcer: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Foot ulcer may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Foot ulcer

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Foot ulcer. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Foot ulcer: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Foot ulcer

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Organs affected by Foot ulcer:

The list of organs typically affected by Foot ulcer may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Foot ulcer

The list below shows some of the causes of Foot ulcer mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Foot ulcer?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Foot ulcer. Of the 69 causes of Foot ulcer that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 66 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Foot ulcer:

The following list of conditions have 'Foot ulcer' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Foot ulcer:

The following list of medical conditions have Foot ulcer or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.







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Causes of Foot ulcer Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Foot ulcer based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Foot ulcer?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Foot ulcer, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Foot ulcer:

    Medical Conditions associated with Foot ulcer:

    Foot symptoms (2265 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Lower leg symptoms (59 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes)

    Symptoms related to Foot ulcer:

    Foot pain (206 causes), Tingling foot (54 causes), Numb foot (45 causes), Foot paresthesias (54 causes), Burning foot (10 causes), Foot symptoms (2265 causes), Toe symptoms (1171 causes), Tingling toes (16 causes), Numb toes (21 causes), Burning toes, Foot injury, Neuropathy (78 causes), Diabetes (212 causes), Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (299 causes), Peripheral neuropathy (299 causes), Tabes dorsalis, Raynaud's disease (32 causes), Thromboangiitis obliterans, Buerger's disease

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Foot ulcer

    Medical research papers related to Foot ulcer include:

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