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whats the difference between a keloid and an adhesion

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
External: Keloid is external thickenig of skin. An adhesion is scar tissue inside form surgery.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Scar tissue: Mole is a growth made of pigment cells. A keloid is thickened skin from over production of collagen, at a site of acne surgery or piercing.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Brown
15 years experience Dermatology
The area affected: Hypertrophic scars are raised scars that do not spread beyond the boundry of the original scar. A keloid is a scar that continues to grow, extending w ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scars: Yes experienced doctors tell the differences between Keloids and Hypertrophic scars by examinations. The keloids 'out grow' the dimensions of the orig ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anya Kishinevsky
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scars/ keloids: A keloid is a raised scar that grows beyond the original cut. The most common places for it are the earlobes and chest. Scar tissue is a normal part o ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Unknown, but...: Genetics plays some role. Any surgical procedure of the pelvis or abdomen can cause adhesions; more so if inflammatory/infected surgical field, e.g. ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Congenital: Congenital malrotation, situs inversus are conditions that affect location of one's organs.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Shahine
31 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Ask your primary car: Primary care doctor, internet search, local hospital may also be able to refer u.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Denk
19 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Any adhesions in the abdomen may be safely treated laparoscopically if done by an experienced minimally invasive surgeon. You may want to see a bariat ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
After 1 uncomplicate: Uncomplicated meaning , no infection, no perforation of the uterus, no retained products requiring a 2nd procedure- if non of those - very low.

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