The symptoms of leg ulcers could change depending upon their exact cause. Ulcers are usually painful. But at times, ulcers present with no pain. This is because of nerve damage from unmanaged diabetes. A lack of pain is why many people misdiagnose themselves and fail to look for medical treatment.
It is crucial to make an appointment with your primary care physician if you experience any of the following symptoms:
Pus in the affected area
Pain in the affected area
Increasing wound size
Generalized pain or heaviness in the legs
The chances of developing leg ulcers increase with age, and they are usually hereditary. In other words, if your parents had leg ulcers, you are more likely to develop them.
Some other causes of leg ulcers include:
Poor blood circulation
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Increased pressure in the legs
Your primary care physician will perform a physical exam combined with testing to diagnose your leg ulcers and decide their exact cause.