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Can scar tissue from a tracheotomy cause respiratory problems in the future

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually no: A planned and properly done tracheotomy usually doesn't lead to future respiratory problems. However, tracheotomies done in emergency situations may ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Respiratory prob yes: Scarring in the upper trachea can cause respiratory problems later on especially in the face of infection. As far as epiglottitis there should not be ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Scar tissue: Scar tissue can occur post incision after any operation in the process of healing. Minimally invasive surgical techniques can mitigate that problem su ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Have this checked: It is my advice that you have this lump checked out. It may very well be benign. However cancer can develop on scar tissue and this can generally be c ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: A D & C or a hysteroscopy and D & C are often performed to remove an Endometrial Polyp. There are risks as in any surgery. Scarring of the u ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
It's : It's quite rare for the septoplasty incision to heal with a thickened or keloidal scar. This is even the case with people who've had this type of scar ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Shoulder: Depending on what part of the shoulder blade it is located on it could be some calcification that has developed after the contusion that occurred, pro ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carly Snyder
13 years experience Psychiatry
Not all women: Those are potential negative consequences as a result of a c/s, but most women do not experience any of these issues. Numbness at the site of the scar ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Usually...: ...By scar tissue fusing together layers that should be able to slide against each other. This is called "adhesions, " and the pulling of one layer ag ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Tanning can make a scars appearance worse due to the fact that scar tissue has less melanin than normal tissue.
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