The most common symptom of a venous leg ulcer is a wound that doesn’t heal and is irregularly shaped with dry, hard skin around the outside. Other symptoms include:
- swelling, especially around the ankle of your affected leg
- aching legs
- clear discharge.
Venous leg ulcers are at risk of becoming infected because they’re slow to heal. Signs of an infected leg ulcer include:
- increased pain
- green, smelly discharge
- developing a temperature
- an increase in swelling and redness around the wound.
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