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A 18-year-old female asked:

i had surgery in december in my pelvic area. the scar is about 5 inches long and at one end it's hard and bubbles up. the top is soft and smooth. should i be worried?

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Dr. Kevin Hiler
General Surgery 42 years experience
Hypertrophic scar: This sounds like a hypertrophic scar which should improve over the next 6 months, if not the re-excision will improve the situation.
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Plz C Srgn or Derm: What you are describing sounds like a hypertrophic scar (often confused with keloids). While this will not cause any problems, it can be unsightly. If you don't like the way it looks, it's important to intervene now. Rx options include creams, wearing a silicone 'band aid', laserrx, or steroid scar injections. These rxs are usually done by dermatologists or plastic surgeons. Good luck!
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Likely hypertrophy: This sounds like a hypertrophic scar which is commonly associated with wounds that may be subjects to delayed healing. Silicone sheeting, pressure, massage and time while avoiding sun and tobacco use are advised. On occasion steroid injections or even surgery may be indicated.

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