STAGE 2 Skin breaks open, wears away and forms an ulcer. STAGE 3 The sore worsens and extends beneath the skin surface, forming a small crater. There may be no pain at this stage due to nerve damage. The risk of tissue death and infection are high. STAGE 4 Pressure sores progress, with extensive damage to deeper tissues (muscles, tendons and bones).
Other causes are severe constipation from a hard mass of stool, and narrowing of the intestine caused by diverticulitis or inflammatory bowel disease. The Symptoms Bowel Obstruction is: Cramping and belly pain that comes and goes. The pain can occur around or below the belly button, Vomiting, Bloating, Constipation and a lack of gas, if the intestine is completely blocked, and Diarrhea, if the intestine is partly blocked. Ostomy Care Ostomy is a surgically created opening, the opening is called a stoma. The person wears a pouch over the stoma to collect feces and flatus.
These spots will progress into becoming bruises as the skin becomes pulpy in texture. Rips will randomly appear as blood easily pours out. The skin is so weak that it easily tears with any movement of the patient. These manifestations will be followed by the skin beginning to liquefy and die. Each skin opening in the body will bleed, no matter how minuscule it is—even needle punctures.
Other frequently encountered challenges include phantom-limb pain; pain within the residual limb; additional pain symptoms affecting the neck, shoulders, back, and sound-side limb; overuse syndromes; elevated anxiety rates and depression; and a compromised quality of life. The thought of losing an anatomical part, is devastating to most people. When it happens, amputation causes a threefold loss in terms of function, sensation and body image. The amputee is no different than any other human being that is confronted with a crisis situation, in that he must adapt rather than succumb to the handicapping condition. Difficulties encountered are often due to misperceptions of what life for an individual labelled "amputee" is actually like, and consequently, great problems in rehabilitation result.
Mechanical obstructions occur as a function of the body itself. Tumors and scar tissue can form from previous surgeries or cancers. Hernias, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease and severe constipation can cause the intestine to twist and narrow into a complete obstruction. Blockages can also occur when the intestine creates an intussusception; a telescoping formation. Anyone with a disease of the lower digestive tract is susceptible to the possibility of obstruction of the large bowel.
Depending on its cause, pleurisy may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as, shortness of breath, fever and chills, rapid shallow breathing, unexplained weight loss, sore throat followed by pain and swelling in the joints, diarrhea, erectile dysfunction, and vomiting blood. The inflammation of the pleura sometimes causes fluid to build up in the pleural cavity. This is known as pleural effusion. You may have less pain after this happens, because the fluid prevents the two layers of the pleura from rubbing together. If there is a large amount of fluid, it may prevent the lung from expanding when you breathe in.
Pressure ulcers are a type of injury that breaks down the skin and underlying tissue. They are caused when an area of skin is placed under pressure. They are also sometimes known as "bedsores" or "pressure sores". Pressure ulcers can range in severity from patches of discoloured skin to open wounds that expose the underlying bone or muscle. Read more about the symptoms of pressure ulcers.
In the large intestine, cancer is most often the cause. Other causes are severe constipation from a hard mass of stool, and twisting or narrowing of the intestine caused by diverticulitis or inflammatory bowel disease. What are the symptoms? Symptoms include: • Cramping and belly pain that comes and goes. The pain can occur around or below the belly button.
Navel piercings which are quite common can often take the longest to heal (Lifescripts, 2006 p 2 para 5) Skin disorders can occur. Skin disorders from tattoos include keloids, raised skin with excessive scarring, and bumps called granulomas, both caused by the tattoo ink. (Lifescripts, 2006 p 3 para 1) Unsterilized needles can spread disease. The most serious risk is blood-borne diseases like hepatitis, tetanus and HIV/AIDS. (Lifescripts, 2006 p 3 para 2) Oral complications may also arise from tongue or lip piercings.