Patient Comments: Necrotizing Fasciitis - Cause

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Comment from: Kathy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

I had a small sore on the back of my calf on my right leg. Streptococcus A played a part in it by finding that portal and entering into my system. Five days later I was in having surgery for necrotizing fasciitis. I spent 41 days in the hospital. May 6th, 2019 will be 1 year since that surgery. I had 3 major cuts on my leg. The smallest is healed. The small one is almost healed and the large one is working at it but still has a long way to go. I get my bandages changed every 2nd day. I’m just glad to still have my leg.

Comment from: mcarnley, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 05

I have pain on the right side of the middle of the abdomen that radiates all the way to the left. The gallbladder pain can be felt for 2 inches vertically and 8 inches horizontally. I have constant vomiting that leads to dry heaving from your stomach being empty.

Comment from: CJ, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I was cleaning tile grout at work. I scraped my knuckle, cleaned it up and went back to work. Thirty six hours later, my first emergency room visit occurred! It was necrotizing fasciitis.

Comment from: kc00jc04, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 19

I was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis back in March. I"m sure I cut myself on something just not sure exactly where and when because I ended up with 2 sites. I was hospitalized for 5 days. I had 2 surgeries and almost a month of visiting nurses to change my packing. I just went back to work (wounds finally closed) 3 weeks ago and I"m having pain in the area again. No systems of infection, just pain. Don"t worry, I"m calling the doctor tomorrow.

Comment from: Johnv, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 27

I had the necrotizing fasciitis happen to me in April 2015. I was in the hospital for two weeks and had two operations as well. I had unbelievable pains and a seriously long recovery. And that just from a tiny wound on my leg. I feared for my life and was sure I was going to lose my leg. Luckily the surgeon in the hospital was very capable and knew exactly what to do.

Comment from: Claudia, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

After having my ovaries out 4 days after i got fever chills, 2 more days had to do emergency surgery had necrotizing fasciitis 9 days in the hospital came home with my stomach open of 39 cm. with drain tubes in it four months in bed until my stomach closed by it self with my nurses help.

Comment from: marimeluisa50, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 27

In 2012, I had flesh-eating bacteria underneath my armpit. The skin was removed and I had a large wound, that just closed about four months ago. It was very dramatic. The infection also left me blind in one eye.

Comment from: Deb, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 07

I had a hysterectomy in 2009 and ended up with necrotizing fascitis in the wound. I have had several surgeries. I feel that I still have abdominal pain due to the necrotizing fasciitis. Will this pain ever go away? It's depressing.

Comment from: Bessie8, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 14

I caught necrotizing fasciitis during breast reduction surgery.

Comment from: AndyC673, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 24

I caught necrotizing fasciitis while I was in Thailand. I was in the sea, a wave took me, and I cut my right foot on a rock/coral on the seabed. I then fell on my right hand and cut that, too.

Comment from: pdlessard, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 22

I cut myself shaving under my armpit and 10 days later. After they misdiagnosed me with cellulitis, I was hospitalized with necrotizing fasciitis.

Comment from: Cammy0523, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

I was diagnosed with necrotizing fascitis due to a MRSA infection.

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