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Does skin necrosis require immediate surgery?

Does skin necrosis require immediate surgery?

Yes, it may: You should be evaluated immediately, hopefully, the skin can be saved! ...Read more

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Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more


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I have skin necrosis under my belly button from a tummy tuck 6 months ago. I am 4 weeks post a davinci hysterectomy and am in great pain. Is it related?

I have skin necrosis under my belly button from a tummy tuck 6 months ago.  I am 4 weeks post a davinci hysterectomy and am in great pain. Is it related?

See your doc: If you are having great pain 4 weeks after robotic hysterectomy, and have skin necrosis under your belly button someone needs to see you and do an exam to see what is going on. I would want to make sure you didn't have a serious infection or an incision problem. ...Read more

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Incision from mastectomy 7 days post. Is it ok for white pus? & incision / skin is black. Necrosis? What happens later?

Must be SEEN: What you are describing can be as minor as a normal response to surgery or as serious as an infection requiring intervention. It is impossible to differentiate the two extremes by a simple description. I assure you--your surgeon will want to hear from you and see you as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My skin is brown and purple around my brown recluse bite. Am i experiencing necrosis?

My skin is brown and purple around my brown recluse bite. Am i experiencing necrosis?

See doctor: Brown recluse bites can have necrosis and have a high rate of getting infected with msra so see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Hi my nose skin is discolored from revision rhinoplasty can the vbeam get rid of the reddish purple hue ? (it's not necrosis I have it a few years)

Hi my nose skin is discolored from revision rhinoplasty can the vbeam get rid of the reddish purple hue ?  (it's not necrosis I have it a few years)

Possibly: While discoloration of the skin is uncommon, even after revision rhinoplasty, it may persist for years or occasionally permanently. Discuss this with a board certified facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist- there are a few lasers which might be useful to treat your condition. ...Read more

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How common is necrotic fascittis or skin eating bacteria after tooth extractions?

How common is necrotic fascittis or skin eating bacteria after tooth extractions?

Not common: Rarely seen. You may be thinking of ONJ -- osteonecrosis of the jaw. This is rare as well and associated with the use of osteoporosis medications typically given IV (Actonel, foxamax,etc. ) (bisphosphonates). Unless you have been on these or are currently on them there is little risk with extractions. Ask your Oral Surgeon about this. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What can cause nerve necrosis?

Many concerns: Necrosis is "death" or destruction of a nerve, and this sometimes is necessitated to alleviate pain, by an alcohol injection. If a nerve is cut or transected, or if a nerve cell body dies (apoptosis), from a variety of inflammatory or degenerative causes, recovery is not possible. So, nerve death can occur both in central and peripheral nervous systems. Timely treatment is always best. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: necrosis?

Cell / tissue death: Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a tooth has gone necrotic. ...Read more

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