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does muscle grow back

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Dr. Haider Goussous
62 years experience General Surgery
Excersize: You start excersizing , that will build you musles up.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: You may have some fibrous tissue trying to fill it as much as possible but not the same muscle
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the tear: Complete tears do not grow back unless repaired. Partial tears heel and may recover.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Never grows back: Removed muscle is replaced by scar tissue which does not function as muscle. You can compensate some by building up the remaining muscle.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
26 years experience Podiatry
It depends: It really depends on how much time you took off and how fit you were before the break. Muscle memory can be relatively slow if you took a long break. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Many: Times the defect will fill in to a degree. It depends mainly on size, depth and location. Sorry it hard to be more specific without better information ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Muscles do heal. Usually, surgeons avoid muscles when possible. However, sometimes going through muscle is inevitable. Where possible, muscle can be s ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: It will scar in but the loss is inperceivable.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on cause.: Sometimes, with severe abnormal weight loss, you can get temporal wasting. Consult your doctor to make sure you don't have severe occult underlying d ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronen Elefant
12 years experience Critical Care
Get it checked out: This could be a lymph node, a lipoma (abnormal growth of fat) or depending on location may be a branchial cleft cyst. If its been there for more than ... Read More
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