Patient Comments: Necrotizing Fasciitis - Signs and Symptoms


What were the signs and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis in you or someone you know? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Supertutor12, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

In November, 2002, I had an outpatient procedure for a fibroid tumor. I woke up the next morning with bad pains in my stomach. I even said it felt like a “Mack truck” was on my stomach. I called my doctor, my gynecologist who performed the outpatient procedure and who was my only doctor. At the time I was a strong, healthy 49-year-old woman. I told him about my pain and he said everything went perfectly I should be dancing. A week later my sister took me to the emergency room. I almost died due to necrotizing fasciitis.

Comment from: Yaso, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 07

I had left total hip replacement 2 years ago but I still get some pain sometimes; not like before but still in my leg. Wonder if anyone is experiencing the same.

Comment from: rockie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 01

I got necrotizing fasciitis (NF) from shaving and maybe contaminated money. I had 7 surgeries and was in the hospital for a month. I have minor nerve damage in my legs from the surgeries but I’m lucky to be alive. You can’t see my scars unless I’m in a bathing suit. They had to cut almost 7 pounds of me to remove the bacteria.


Necrotizing Fasciitis See pictures of Bacterial Skin Conditions See Images