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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Grows: If you manipulate a keloid it could grow larger or become infected.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Keloids: Can continue to grow.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Keloids: Most keloids do not come back after they regress. whoever, occasionally, a keloid will regain momentum if there is additional injury to the scar.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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