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Gunshot Wound (Overview)

Caused by a gun shot. Check your tetanus status. Go to the er to be evaluated.


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How long will it take for a gunshot wound to heal?

How long will it take for a gunshot wound to heal?

Depends on…: Size & depth of wound, amount of internal damage, location of wound, whether blood supply to area was compromised, individual healing patterns, presence of comorbid conditions like diabetes, infection. Surgeon that treated wound should be best source for healing time estimate. ...Read more

Gunshot Wound (Overview)

Caused by a gun shot. Check your tetanus status. Go to the er to be evaluated.


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How do you know if your gunshot wound is infected ?

How do you know if your gunshot wound is infected ?

GSW: You know you should not rely on a internet commentary about your gunshot wound. Go to the er and have it evaluated asap. This type of injury could be very serious. ...Read more

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Treating a Puncture Wound (Checklist)

Remove the foreign body, if possible
Once
Clean the wound with soap and water
Once
Apply pressure if there is any bleeding
Once
Update your tetanus vaccination
Once
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How can they treat a gunshot wound to the stomach?

How can they treat a gunshot wound to the stomach?

Surgery: Gunshot wounds to the abdomen are typically treated with surgery to identify and repair the injuries. Rarely, they can be evaluated and observed without surgery, but that is the exception. ...Read more

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Doctors have you ever treated any gang members for gunshot wound or something related? How was the experience?

Doctors have you ever treated any gang members for gunshot wound or something related? How was the experience?

Gunshot wounds: Dealt with many gunshot wounds over the years, both with gang members among other issues - the end result is basically where the bullet ends up and the damage associated with it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment and healing time for gunshot wound?

What is the treatment and healing time for gunshot wound?

There are: Too many unknown details to answer that question accurately. Location, caliber, path bullet traveled, contamination of wound with foreign matter, co-morbid conditions of the individual shot are just a few things you left out. Can't possibly begin to offer any guidance. ...Read more

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How can one survive a gunshot wound to the head?

How can one survive a gunshot wound to the head?

Luck: It's simply amazing to see how resilient life is, while at the same time being so fragile. But simply stated, the ability to survive, and even recover from a gunshot wound to the head is dependent first on how much brain injury is sustained, what part is injured, and how quickly surgical intervention is performed. This is exemplified in the case of congresswoman gabrielle giffords. ...Read more

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How can you treat a gunshot wound?

By going to hospital: Depends on the location and injury. Assuming you are not currently on the sidewalk bleeding out its probably a pretty good idea to see a doctor for that condition. ...Read more

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How can I treat a gunshot wound at home?

Poorly!: Any gun shot wound requires evaluation by a physician. Even through-and-through GSW's can injure adjacent nerves, blood vessels and organs due to the "blast effect." This is the shock wave that moves ahead of the bullet through the tissue like a violent form of the ripples that spread outward from a rock thrown into a pond. There will never be an easier time to get treated than immediately! ...Read more

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What are the chances of dying from gunshot wound?

Don't find out: If thru & thru the brain about 100%. Most chest and abdominal gunshots are survivable if the patient gets to a trauma center right away. Injuries to the major blood vessels in neck, chest and abdomen decrease the chance of survival. Some shots to legs and arms can be fatal if major vessels are injured and freely bleed-tourniquets save lives! ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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