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Old 07-29-03, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gangreen

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Nothing close to snake related but i got gangreen(spelling??) on my arm yesterday. Insane how fast this stuff gets bad. I got stabbed in the arm yestday at work in the forearm. By this morning it hurt so bad i wanted to cut off my arm. Within 24 hours it went from just getting poked in the arm, to me being in the arm with a wart/birthmark like bump on my forearm the size of a nickel andf bout 3-4mm high off my arm. Hurts like you couldn't beleive
hope no one here every has to get this or ever has gotten it
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Old 07-29-03, 11:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you sure thats gangrene steve? Gangrene is when an apendange putrifies and often results in the affected limb needing to amputated.
Are you sure it isn't just an infection?

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Old 07-29-03, 11:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yup
its actually staff(again spelling?) which is one of the begining stagges of it. But it still is a less sever form of it. I just didn';t think many people would know what it was
just got outta the hosital with the results from it...it got bad really fast but i got meds and stuff for it. Gangreen is curable depdning on the case and how fast u catch it...mine grew really fast thought but it should be fine. i got the week off work from it now which isn't too bad
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Old 07-29-03, 11:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Has this been verified as Gang Green by a Doctor. If not i'd advise you see one ASAP. Flesh eating bacteria you know... =o
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Old 07-29-03, 11:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ahh I see, because gangrene actually is the death and decay of (formerly living) tissue. Not something to be taken lightly!

Glad to hear you got meds for it - hopefully it'll clear up good, sooN!

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