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It depends: Some people get better within a few days, others take a few weeks. Everyone is different. ...Read more
Had gallbladder, out the old way out in may 2013, due to stones and it was gangrenous - how long would that have taken for this to occur?
I was in the ER and needed lifesaving emergency surgery had a gangrenous gallbladder what would have happened if nobody was there to give consent?
Why are blood work high after having a gangrenous gallbladder remove 3 weeks ago and I still have jaundice?
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
Had gangrenous gallbladder lap removed 5 weeks ago. Have pain under right lung when I breathe deeply. Dr. Says recovery takes longer. Yes? Other reason?
RUQ pain: Pain with respiration could be from the lung lining (pleura) rubbing against the same on the chest wall or some peritoneal (abdominal cavity lining) inflammation. If you are not doing better or other symptoms are present - fever, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, cough, etc, you may need to have those addressed and further work up done. If subsiding and no other symptoms, wait and see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, I don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! That is my flat-out answer! ...Read more
Lightening skin: A number of things can lighten skin. It really depends on what your particular problem may be. Hydroquinone is a common bleaching substance and retinoids (prescription meds or otc compounds) can also cause some lightening. Your dermatologist can help you find out what might be best for you. ...Read more