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how long does it take for gangrene to develop

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
Too many factors: I have seen gas gangrene develop in 18 hours. Other gangrene can take longer. Give me more info.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Gangrene will only set in if the bullet hit and cut off the circulation to one of the main arteries. Every situation is different and without knowing ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
If you have: Infection get it treated , don't wait to develop dry gangrene , which also do not develop at your age of 23 due to infection , is seen in elderly du ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
32 years experience General Surgery
Multiple factors: Gangrene is a rather generic description of a necrotizing infection. This mesns the bacteria are invading and killing normal tissue. The speed with ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Maybe never: Sometimes, what is considered "dry" gangrene (thinkong about tje toes in particular) can be like that for years. Sometimes it can get worse, and that ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
About six to eight: Hours is survival of intestine after ischemic insult, such as cardiogenic shock.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Peritonitis: Peritonitis is a serious infection that occurs when the intestines rupture, not gangrene. Peritonitis can become very serious or life threatening with ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shalini Sethi
20 years experience Pediatrics
Emergency: its an emmergency .
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
It will form guickly: if the blood supply is not sufficient to keep the tissue alive. See a doctor before you loose your finger and see a doctor for rehab before you loose ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Limited risk per se: Dry gangrene begins at the distal part of the limb due to ischemia (lack of blood supply) and often occurs in the toes and feet of elderly patients du ... Read More

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