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A 27-year-old member asked:

I had an oophorectomy about 8 months ago why do i still have an ugly reddish, c-section-like scar from it?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Hypertrophic scar: It healed with a hypertrophic scar or keloid. Over the counter scar creams can help such as bio oil or mederma. If these are not useful see a dermatologist for cortisone shots to shrink the scar. Laser can also shrink elevated scar tissue.
Dr. Barry Handler
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Immature scar: First, check with your surgeon to make sure it is healing properly. Most immature scars will be red and take 6-18 months to mature. As long as nothing is wrong you can try topical silicone gel or gel sheets. It should get better.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

I had an oophorectomy about 7 months ago and still have an ugly reddish, c-section-like scar. What do I do?

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Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Wait: The scar gets thicker and redder for 3-6 months, then it will shrink and fade. You can apply topical silicone, which may help. Scar guard is sold in most drug stores, and you paint it on like fingernail polish twice/day.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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