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scar tissue in lungs treatment

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes: This was a more common occurrence before modern tangential fields that avoid the lung. However, if the lung receives significant radiation, then pulmo ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
19 years experience Family Medicine
Scar tissue: It depends if the scar tissue is superficial or deep then treatments may differ and are poorly studied. The most common treatments for hypertrophic S ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain recurrence: surgery to remove scar tissue
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Niel Venter
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, but then generally in the form of a Lobectomy (removal of a section of the lung).
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Steroid injections can help but would try physical therapy first.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Baez
Dr. Paul Baez answered
20 years experience Radiology
No: A single xray will not cause any significant damage.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Acupuncture : can be used for this purpose. Take care.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Any type of ablation in the uterus essentially burns the inner lining of the uterus, and this is a type of scar. An embryo cannot implant properly on ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No easy fix.: Unfortunately, there is no medication that can dissolve intra-abdominal adhesions. Furthermore, taking the adhesions down surgically ("adhesionolysis ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Sure...: ...if not entirely removed the first time. Don't delay getting rechecked please.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Scar: Scars are more susceptible to the development of skin cancer.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Attempts to Repair: Scar tissue results from your body's natural attempts to repair damage from injuries. Immobility may increase this, and physical therapy may be neede ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scar: Cancer grows while a scar stays stable or contracts. Old scars may be from old pneumonia, old tb, old thromboembolic disease, or (especially here in k ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Leave alone: Leave alone. Don't need to be removed.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
No: there is no synovium in scar tissue. it is only in a joint
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Scar tissue in the region of the throat is usually the response to an inflammatory process. Biopsy reveals fibroblastic tissue but no malignant cel ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
14 years experience Vascular Surgery
Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer of the lungs that is caused by asbestos exposure and it could, i suppose, be related to scar tissue. For the mo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shaw
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Not worth the risk: The risk of surgery to remove scar tissue is not warranted unless you have severe symptoms. You should discuss it with your doctor.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your orthopedist and ask will this really help you. That's what is most important. If it's not going to help then don't do it.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Plica: Scar tissue and a plica are separate things. A plica is an embryological synovial (joint lining) tissue that can be symptomatic occasionally. Scar tis ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
43 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Pleurisy is caused by inflammation of the linings around the lungs (the pleura), a condition also known as pleuritis. It's possible to have developed ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
11 years experience Radiology
Radiation: A single chest xray exposes you to about the same amount of radiation you receive annually from background sources (yes, we are always being radiated) ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Break up scar: Early motion is the best way. A good physical therapist can help.

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