A 39-year-old female asked:
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had a vulva biopsy that left scar tissue- sex is irritating in that area- will that scar tissue soften? how long does that take

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Biopsy scar: Scars may take 6-12 months to mature. Sometimes applying vitamin a cream/lotion can soften scar more quickly. Having partner use lubricant liberally may also decrease friction sufficiently to prevent discomfort.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
27 years experience Gynecology
3 months: Full healing of any incision takes 3 months and sometimes soft tissue changes take a little longer. You should notice significant softening of the area 8-12 weeks after the procedure. If it has been longer than this, see your doctor.
Answered on Aug 5, 2014
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