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How Long Can A Person Live With Untreated Gangrene
Diabetes : It is not typical for gangrene to develop with most GSWs .diabetics are at higher risk due to poor circulation on a capillary level. Dead tissue or certain aggressive bacteria can lead to gangrene. And this can be with Hours to days to weeks. Follow with a surgeon experienced in GSWs to avoid developing it in the first place ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 wich this sets in depends on many factors including what organisms are causing the infection as well as many host factors such as diabetes, smoker status, vascular or herat disease etc... All of which may make the infection spread faster. ...Read more
Can't answer...: ...without seeing his operative or pathology report. There is no way to predict second-hand when his gallbladder turned gangrenous, or how close it was to perforating, based on the absence you've provided of any clinical information. Sorry, but this is a good question to re-direct to his surgeon (who was actually there). ...Read more
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 where the bullet hit and which arteries were injured this question can not be accurately answered. Another and perhaps more important question is: can you move your leg/foot and do you have sensation. If yes, the your foot/leg is viable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is no set time: ...& can vary from hours to never. Gangrenous tissue should be surgically removed as soon as it is medically safe to do so(i.e., when anesthesia, if needed, can be tolerated) and something can be done to protect the raw tissue that's left behind- unless infection has already started in which case it's even more urgent and no longer as important to worry about covering the raw tissue right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for dry gangrene to develop after an infection? What symptoms should I look for?
My uncle had bad frostbite on his leg. Because it took so long to be treated, they say it might turn into gangrene. How long would it take to turn?
Fairly fast : Look for hard spots or dark areas. Usually at the very ends of the extremities like at the tip of the toes. ...Read more
Emergency: its an emmergency .Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does it take gangrene to form, it's due to intravenous drug use, used in the middle of the finger but only tip of finger is purple & ?
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 your life! ...Read more
If your small intestine ruptures, how long does it take for gangrene to set in and take affect? What causes your small intestine to rupture?
My mom is 89 has dry gangrene, cannot treat due to vascular dementia, diagnosed 3 months ago no longer eating and taking little fluid prognosis?
Poor: Unfortunately, very poor prognosis. No good options. Would recommend comfort oriented care. ...Read more
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