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Amputation Gangrene Will Leg
Initial stage: It is possible but depends on what you mean by "initial stage". Gangrene can occur from many different reasons (vascular disease, severe infection, etc) so treating the underlying cause may help stop the spread, but it really depends what you mean by "initial stage". Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im Diabateic on dialysis Just had below knee leg amputation because of wet gangrene, can I apply manuka honey dressing on amputation wound for healing?
Yes but: in general yes, depend do you have an open wound or the wound is closed and you want to speed up the healing because of your diabetes, actually honey dressing have been very popular for wound healing. It is always better to check with the surgeons that performed the surgery to make sure that there is no objection. ...Read more
Diabetic, heart patient on dialysis with hypatitis c just had leg amputation because of gangrene,now really hard and swollen stomach,is because of HC?
Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?
Statistically...: Unfortunately, these effects you describe don't just have an effect on the feet and legs. The effect vital organs are effected as well. 5 years has been reported as an expected life span after an amputation, but this is just an average. It could be more or less depending on many other lifestyle factors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetic Lower limb amputation because of gangrene 3 weeks later skin getting black around wound?is gangerene stil there?what's the reason?
My mother has both femurs broken, significant blood loss, blood clots in her legs. How long before amputation or gangreane ? Diabetic, on dialysis for seven years, paralized from a stroke. It was 10 days before the breaks were found on xrays. Blood oole
I have lots of dry gangrene on right foot, lost 4 toes , but it doesn't go past the mid-foot. Why would they amputate to knee? Why not just that part?
Gangrene: Is irreversible but to heal above it you need blood supply. In patients with toe gangrene and perfusion pressure of less than 40 mm hg a mid foot amputation, a b-k amputation will fail. With revasculaization even the foot could be salvaged and a mid foot amputation does not require prosthesis. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Wet or dry: If it is wet gangrene (infected) it can cause sepsis and death. If it is dry gangrene, it can be monitored closely and you can live with it as long as it doesn't convert to wet gangrene. Gangrene is dead tissue, bacteria loves dead tissue- so dry gangrene is a nidus for infection. Talk with your doctors to help weigh the specific risks, benefits, consequences and overall prognosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many Reasons: Gangrene is just one of the many reasons amputations might be warranted. Other inidications are peripheral vascular disease that is resulting in poor limb perfusion (and ultimately gangrene). Infection to the bones or rapid progression of skin infection resulting in loss of the soft tissues. Trauma. Even a few nerve disorders can result in need for limb amputation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad is 91 with Parkinson's & recently had a stroke and has a gangrenous toe. Which is less painful, dying from gangrene or having an amputation?
Gangrene: The gangrenous toe will not necessarily kill him. Nor will an amputation . However, the gangrenous toe will probably demarcate and actually fall of on its own. Seek the advise of both your podiatrist and a vascular specialist - who will be working together in his care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone is diabetic and needs a toe amputation due to gangrene, is the doctor suppose to use general anesthesia?
My dad has gangrene in one foot and has had the other amputated. He is on pd dialysis and has had an heart attack in july last year?
I have mild chronic balanitis,antifungal cream didn't work,awaiting swab results. Will I get gangrene and penis amputation? I'm seeing urologist soon
Of course not: Balanitis, phimosis, is due to fermentation by bacteria in tiny drops of urine under the foreskin. Shower daily, retracting the skin to rinse it off. Whenever passing urine, keep the skin back for a moment and blot off the urine from the area. Castellani solution (clear) is very effective. You will need to request it from the pharmacist. A circumcision is routine, quick and easy, always cures it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I developed severe dry gangrene on right foot after trauma, 4 toes already amputated, but it is spreading very slow. How long can I delay amputation?
If there is no : Infection you can delay in definately as the gangrenous tissue will auto amputate, however, I would make sure I am evaluated by a vascular doctor. ...Read more