Patient Comments: Gangrene - Symptoms

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What were the symptoms and signs of your gangrene? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: A.N. Other, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 15

I was stabbed very severely on the back, front and side of my leg. Had a very large wound, had to have hospital treatment, and had 30 staples in my wound, but still not all of the staples are out. This happened on 11th April 2020. My wound is so severe my skin is starting to turn black and starting to smell. I am now starting to feel numbness in my hands face and lips. My local chemist key operators have informed me that I have blood poisoning and showing symptoms of gangrene; also the pain and distress.

Comment from: lois l., 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 19

My daughter has been diabetic for years. Due to a visit from her granddaughters she sat up for a week. Her left leg is swollen hard as a rock. She went to the nurse practitioner who put her on fluid pills which have not worked. She was told to double up on them and they also have not worked. Last night she said her knee is now swollen, her pain level before this was bad. She is on a patch of 100 because the other ones did not work. I am worried she may now have gangrene, I want her to go to the hospital but she wants to wait until Monday.

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