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open sores on fingers

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 16, 2007
  • 02:59 AM

My father in law has a long list of health problems including but not limited to COPD, diabetes, prostate cancer, and circulation issues. He is on cumadin for the circulationa dheart issues he has. He has been in very poor health for a long time but until recently was not in pain. He has a severe infection in his foot which was recommended for amputation but later decided against for fear his wound would not heal. The source of his recent pain has been open sores that have developed on a few of his fingers. He was first told he had circulation issues now in his finger (it started with one sore and now he has 3) was admitted to the hospital and told they would have to amputate his finger. Then he seen a hand surgeon who said he does have blood flow to his fingers and the problem is from bumping his hand on something and this reaction is related to the cumadin. He was then discharged and sent home with a cream that they say they give to burn patients. The sores have not gotten better. His fingers are mottled and have growing open sores that are wide and deep but not bleeding.

If anyone has any clue or similar experiences please let me know. His doctors are not offering any explanations for these sores.

Also if anyone knows if it is possible to get diabetic ulcers on your fingers that is really what it looks like to me.

thank you.

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