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How Long Does It Take For Gangrene To Develop
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 placeSee 4 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take for dry gangrene to develop after an infection? What symptoms should I look for?
If you have: Infection get it treated, don't wait to develop dry gangrene, which also do not develop at your age of 23 due to infection, is seen in elderly due to circulation problems not due to infection. See your doctor.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 &?
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.
Dry gangrene: A small patch of gangrene should self destruct on 3. -4 weeks first the scab had slowly loosen and fall off and then self heal.
Probably not: You forgot to provide any specifics, but "wet" gangrene usually lasts "the rest of your life" (which will be short, particularly if not treated aggressively). "dry" gangrene is like mummification, usually of a digit (toe/finger), where it dries/blackens/shrivels.
Gangrene: There is complete loss of blood supply and the effects are immediate.See 1 more doctor answer
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).
Depends: Gangrene is just another term for dead tissue. It can be located anywhere, and depending on its cause, may be present in multiple locations on the body. A leg injury may or may not become gangrenous, depending on a multitude of factors.
Can someone with gangrene that won't take care of it properly cause germs to spread? I've been going to meetings with her and gotten tonsillitis and stre
Wet versus dry: Dry gangrene looks like black mummified tissue and will drop off by itself. Wet gangrene is associated with gas below the skin and can spread rapidly. It can be fatal if not treated promptedly.
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