A 19-year-old male asked:
since accutane causes scarring & delayed healing w/ surgeries can i band, sclerose, or get a hemorrhoidectomy while on it? for an external hemorrhoid
2 doctor answers
Dr. Otto Placik answered
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Internal ok : The problem is that Accutane may delay healing with hypertrophic scars on any epidermal/dermal structure. Therefore internal hemorrhoids may be treated while external hemorrhoid surgery carries higher risk.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. John Minoli answered
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Defer a few months: Since the procedures you mentioned all are likely elective ii don't have a complete history) i would likely defer for a few months before undergoing the listed procedures. Of course, check with the treating doctors too.
Answered on Mar 11, 2014
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