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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Keloid: A keloid is a thickened scar, what we term a "hypertrophic" scar, to which some people are prone when they get cut.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sorry....: We can find ice in 'Pluto'. But can't find the cause keloid........it is not beneficial to the health industry to find the cause of disease......it do ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not really: Folks of African descent tend to form keloids more readily than other folks, but it's famously unpredictable. Why one individual gets them and another ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Difficult: Keloids can be removed but need very good after care because they have a high recurrence rate.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Archibald Miller
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Scar tissue: Adhesions are seen in abdominal surgery. They are usually the result of trauma surgery where bleeding and damages occur to bowel surfaces. It is relat ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, aggressive scar formation is genetic...Although not absolute, the risk is increased.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Keloid: There are several treatments for keloids ranging from injections to excision to radiation therapy. Have your scar evaluated by a board certified surge ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Keloids: Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." a keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Khairalla
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Options include: Depending on the location , size, time duration etc...Options include steroid injection, silicone gel application, rexcision of scar and proper closu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
No: Since keloids represent the deposit of an abnormal amount of scar tissue in a would one requires an agent to minimize scar formation which is usually ... Read More

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