Patient Comments: Gangrene - Treatment

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Comment from: William Compton, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 02

The decision to have gynecomastia surgery ruined my quality of life. My first one was in 2014. I was in pain that began from behind both nipples and included the scar/incision area. Two years later, I decided to try another surgery because I was desperate to try and rid myself of the constant discomfort. Eight months later and I am dealing with the same degree of pain. Neither plastic surgeon had any knowledge, education, or willingness to try any kind of post-surgical medicinal injection or recommend any kind of help in dealing with it. Be very cautious about having this surgery because most plastic surgeons are not terribly familiar with breast reductions on men (except perhaps in large coastal cities). It was the biggest, and most expensive mistake of my life.

Comment from: Waiting, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 16

I have been waiting for my toe to autoamputate, for 5 months. The gangrene was very painful in the beginning but pain has eased in the last month. I can't wait for this to be over.

Comment from: Anilb, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: August 31

My uncle has gangrene and it has spread up to the brain. He is unconscious and not responding to treatment. He is admitted in the hospital. Doctors suggested not to give any more treatment, but my brother is thinking of admitting him in another hospital for further treatment.

Comment from: Linsc1683, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I have a small amount of gangrene on my little toe. It is hard. I wonder if I should soak it and it will come off.

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