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I have a hole in the top of my foot

Patient: I have a hole in the top of my foot and it has yellow liquid coming out and Las night the blood came out already clotted

 

 

Doctor: Hi.Thanks for your query.The whole in the foot with yellow fluid and now the blood clot is indicative of a deep-se ated infection.If this is a long standing problem I would get an X-ray or a CT scan preferably to know whether there is osteomyelitis or not.Another possibility of Madura foot has to be borne in mind.I would start you on a long course of an antibiotic and if in doubt biopsy will give me the proper diagnosis and a plan for treatment.Hope this helps.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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