Cave Creek, AZ
A 44-year-old female asked:
I had laparoscopic surgery through my belly button 7 years ago. the scar is red, angry, painful and slowly growing. can anything be done?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 47 years experience
Sounds like: Keloid or at least hypertrophic scar. Excision, steroid injection, topical radiation are alternatives. Consult with your surgeon or a dermatologist for specific recommendation.
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