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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Numb Scars: Sensation around scars tends to improve but may not return to normal. This may take upwards of two years to determine the final return of sensation. H ... Read More
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Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus answered
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably.: It depends where on your body you are having surgery, but some sensory changes are common after surgery. Most will usually resolve and return to norma ... Read More
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
54 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends.Recent scar: The scar could be definrd as an interruption of normal tissues in the process of healing.Like any other tissue the nerve is also interrpted at the sit ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar massage: Massaging the scar multiple times a day may help decrease the appearance of a scar. Scars mature for up to a year after surgery.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
14 years experience Family Medicine
Not unusual: Scars often go through phases of healing, as they are, indeed, healing wounds. At first they tend to be red or pink because of all the new cells comin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Depends: There are 2 approaches to complications from uc or crohn's disease - either open or laparoscopic surgery. The approach depends on the urgency, nature ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
15 years experience General Practice
SunScreen: Uv protection can affect scarring. Advised to wear sun screen if scar is exposed; otc meds such as bio-oil is a +/-.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Important!: A 3year old surgical scar should not be bleeding. Almost all of the possible causes for this require medical attention.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
27 years experience General Surgery
Usually: Surgical scars usually do not affect subsequent pregnancies. That said, scars which have healed badly with hernias or chronic infections, fistulae or ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Browning
20 years experience Pediatric Dermatology
Belly Button: A plastic surgeon can re-create a belly button if desired.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Cleaning: Hydrogen peroxide is something that i recommend be used temporarily and briefly, and usually only used to clean off dry scab or debris that might form ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Siefer
48 years experience Urology
No scar if scrotal i: There should be no scar if the operation is performed through the scrotum. The wrinkle s of the scrotum hide the scars.
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