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Stasis dermatitis and ulcers

  • Alternative Names

    Venous stasis ulcers; Ulcers - venous

    • Darkening of skin at the ankles or legs
    • Itching
    • Leg pains
    • Open sores, ulcers
    • Skin appears thin, tissue-like
    • Skin irritation of the legs
    • Skin lesion: macule or patch
    • Skin spots, red
    • Swelling of legs, ankles, or other areas
    • Thickening of skin at the ankles or legs

    Signs and tests

    The diagnosis is primarily based on the appearance of the skin. Your doctor may order tests to examine the blood flow in your legs.