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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 place ...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 more
How long does it take for dry gangrene to develop after an infection? What symptoms should I look for?
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
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 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?
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
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
Gangrene: There is complete loss of blood supply and the effects are immediate. ...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
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
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
I'm in the oilfield and I dropped pipe on my fingers. Felt lots of pressure. Took ten seconds to lift off. No swelling or pain and blood flow good. Could I have gangrene? Tips of fingers little colder than normal. No open wounds or anything. How long does
Unlikely: To be gangrene if you have good blood supply to your fingers. It sounds like a crush injury. If you have pink fingers and they move as normal and without pain and there are no open lesions it all sounds good. Continue to monitor the temperature of your fingers and follow up with your MD for concerns. All the best. ...Read more
Have diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene. Dr. says likely due to birth control. Am I not able to take hormonal birth control?
Question diagnosis: It may be very tiny and you do not have to do anything. It is usually a widening of the space in your diaphragm thru which yr esophagus goes from yr chest to yr stomach. If yr not having symptoms ("heartburn") leave well enough alone. Don't make everything into a problem that has to be fixed. ...Read more
I developed severe dry gangrene on right foot after trauma, 4 toes already amputated, but it is spreading very slow. How long can I delay amputation?
If there is no: Infection you can delay in definately as the gangrenous tissue will auto amputate, however, I would make sure I am evaluated by a vascular doctor. ...Read more
Tissue death: Gangrene is the death of tissue due to lack of blood supply. There are a number of different causes for this lack of blood supply such as embolus to an artery, atherosclerotic occlusion of an arterty, trauma to an artery or bacterial/toxic damage to the arterioles and tissues. ...Read more
Several reasons: Gangrene is tissue death. Generally the cause is due to poor or disrupted blood supply due to cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries) or infection. Blood clots are also a cause. Gangrene can also be caused by external sources such as severe burns, both chemical and thermal (heat and cold (frostbite)). Certain conditions like diabetes, kidney failure, high cholesterol will increase risk. ...Read more
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