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Does gangrene smell?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Usually yes.

Gangrene happens when blood supply to a tissue or body part is compromised.
The tissue dies, becomes black... It's not pretty, and yes, there's usually a bad smell.

In brief: Usually yes.

Gangrene happens when blood supply to a tissue or body part is compromised.
The tissue dies, becomes black... It's not pretty, and yes, there's usually a bad smell.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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