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What does gangrene look like on a tongue piercing?

If you are asking: This question about your own piercing - then you need medical eval asap. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What is color of gangrene?

What is color of gangrene?

Darkening of skin: May be black. Gangrene is death of tissue. It may begin with discoloration of various hues, progress to black. If you are concerned see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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How could gangrene spread?

How could gangrene spread?

Not gangrene: It's not the gangrene that spreads, but the infection associated with it, or as the vascular supply is compromised, the tissues continue to die. ...Read more

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Does gangrene keeps repating?

Information: Once treated either medically or surgically, it should not recurr unless the saem causative things are repeated. ...Read more

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What exactly is gangrene disease?

What exactly is gangrene disease?

Dead tissue: Gangrene is a term used to describe dead tissue. Usually tissue that is no longer getting sufficient oxygen. ...Read more

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What ways is gangrene is caused from?

What ways is gangrene is caused from?

Tissue death: It is tissue death due 2 no blood supply 2 meat the extremities needs. It can b dry meaning no infection & if it's a finger or a toe, it can just die & fall off. Wet means that infection is present an needs amputation so u do not become septic. Also a vascular procedure can b done 2 get better blood supply 2 the extremity, & hopefully prevent further loss of limb or digits. The dead tissues=black. ...Read more

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How to tell if I'm developing gangrene?

How to tell if I'm developing gangrene?

Dry or wet?: Either is fairly obvious and requires treatment. Wet unusually associated with progressive necrosis/death of tissues with a foul odor and occasionally has air in fhe tissues characterized by a crunchy sound when pressed. If usually occurs in immunocompromised patients in areas of compromised blood supply. The area is surrounded by increased redness. Dry gangrene tends to exhibit black tissue. ...Read more

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What is gangrene? What are its symptoms?

What is gangrene? What are its symptoms?

Depends: Gangrene is dead tissue. It can be painless, as in dry gangrene of a toe in a person with diabetes or vascular disease. Or it can be very painful, if it is somewhere that has intact nerve endings. Medical attention is mandatory, because if untreated, it can--and frequently does--lead to death. Even treatment sometimes is futile if it arrives too late. ...Read more

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Can gangrene have any nicknames or aliases?

Can gangrene have any nicknames or aliases?

Some: Gangrene is a dusky to black tissue appearance due to necrosis (tissue death). The causes are many and the names revolve around those causes such as "wet" (gooey infected looking), "dry" (black mummified like frost bite, "gas", bubbly/gassy due to gas producing infection. Some times the location is inferred such as fournier's gangrene of the groin/perineum from urinary or rectal infection, etc. ...Read more

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What is gangrene disease and how is it treated?

What is gangrene disease and how is it treated?

Defined below: Gangrene means death of tissue somewhere in your body. That alone can cause problems with loss of function, but when the dead tissue becomes infected, this can become life threatening (e.g. Gas gangrene). The treatment and prognosis depends on the location, amount of tissue and whether there is infection. Dead tissue may need to be removed, if infection occurs, antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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What causes fournier gangrene?

What causes fournier gangrene?

Seen in diabetics: Fournier's gangrene is seen in neglected untreated diabetics, infection of genitalia starts at scrotum rapidly spreads if untreated it is lethal., need extensive debridements, frequent dressings and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What would gangrene smell like?

Bad: If you've ever smelled a dead animal or rotting meat, you have a good idea of what wet gangrene smells like. Dry gangrene may not have much smell because the dead tissue has dried out. ...Read more

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What are the signs of gangrene occurring because of wartner?

Things to consider: Not typical for over the counter Wartner. Contains chemicals w/ a freezing action on the wart /skin. If you have other conditions related to poor circulation or diabetes, discoloration &/or skin breakdown can occur. With these conditions Wartner may compromise the skin and local superficial vessels. Have your doc check.
Gangrene: death of tissue.
Signs :dark color w/severe pain or loss of feeling ...Read more

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Is dry gangrene treatable?

No treatment: Dry gangrene by definition is dead tissue. If it is dry you can allow it to seperate and fall off depending on where it is. The most important issue is why it happened and how to prevent it from recurring. The body will heal the living tissue and the gangrene will fall off like a scab. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gangrene?

What is the treatment for gangrene?

Depending on locatio: May need to be removed, cut out, amputated to tissue that is healthy. ...Read more

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Are septicemia and gangrene related?

Are septicemia and gangrene related?

They can be...: Septicemia refers to bacteria in the blood, usually in a very sick patient. Gangrene simply denotes dead tissue. If the dead tissue is infected and shedding bacteria into the blood, then they would be related. ...Read more

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How do infarction and gangrene differ?

How do infarction and gangrene differ?

Infarction is the...: Death of tissue, like a myocardial infarction (heart attack) or a brain infarction (stroke). Gangrene implies an infection, not necessarily of dead tissue but it generally leads to dead tissue. ...Read more

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How can one get gangrene from infection?

How can one get gangrene from infection?

Loss blood supply: Gangrene, especially of the lower extremity is not uncommon. It is mainly the effect of loss of blood supply such as thrombosis or narrowing in femoral vessels of the leg. With severe infection one can destroy the local blood supply to a minor structure such as the toes which will become gangrenous. ...Read more

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Why would there be no immune response to gangrene?

Infection: There is an immune reaction. Gangrene is an infection that severely affects blood flow, and tissue death. Once blood flow stops, there is tissue death, and necrosis. ...Read more

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How common is gangrene as a side effect of colitis?

How common is gangrene as a side effect of colitis?

It Shouldn't be: Gangrene, essentially death of the colon should almost never be seen in this day and age if you are being followed by a GI or colorectal surgeon. It is a very late stage of ischemia and infection and most people will present to the hospital or their doctors long before it gets that bad. The exception would be if you take large amounts of steroids which may mask the signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how one get gangrene from infection?

Invasion: Gangrene comes from an infection which invades quickly into tissue from a break in the skin or other body defenses. Not all bacteria can do this, but certain soil and gut bacteria can. Some patients with weal immune systems are more prone to get these infections. ...Read more

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Interested to know how does a hernia turn to gangrene?

Interested to know how does a hernia turn to gangrene?

The contents die: You are referring to a strangulated hernia. This is when the contents of the hernia lose their blood supply and become gangrenous. ...Read more

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What are the differences between infarction and gangrene?

What are the differences between infarction and gangrene?

Good question: When blood supply is interrupted the segment tissue that receives blood will die scar tissue will fill the gap as seen in heart attach myocardial infraction. (heart attack), in gangrene initial stages same tissue necrosis or death tissue occurs, then get infected as seen in lower extremities and bowel etc. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how infarction and gangrene differ?

Can you please tell me how infarction and gangrene differ?

Gangrene?: Infarction refers to the early state of a tissue in which blood supply has been 'shut off' - like immediately after a heart attack (myocardial infarction). Infarcted tissue can heal if blood flow is restored.

Gangrene refers to the long term state of tissue that has been completely deprived of blood supply - essentially rotting tissue. There are 'dry' and 'wet' types of gangrene. ...Read more

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With wet gangrene is surgical intervention always necessary?

With wet gangrene is surgical intervention always necessary?

Gangrene,: By its very nature, is dead tissue so that surgical intervention is needed especially in so-called wet gangrene. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can one get gangrene from infection?

Vascular compromise: Gangrene is tissue death due to lack of adequate blood supply it is essentially tissue necrosis. Infection can cause soft tissue damage compromise blood flow and lead to dry or wet gangrene. Typically wet gangrene because of the inflammatory infectious process. ...Read more

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Can a person be more likely to get gangrene from his genetics?

Can a person be more likely to get gangrene from his genetics?

Indirectly Yes: Peripheral vascular disease develops more likely in people who smoke, have diabetes and who are older. There are other factors, but of the top three, diabetes is the one which can be genetically transmitted. Smoking can be controlled. Consult your primary care physician to see if you are at risk for developing diabetes. ...Read more

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Gangrene (Definition)

A medical term describing the death of body tissue ...Read more