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does shockwave tjerapy really help break up & heal scar tissue?

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Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 37 years experience
No: Try massage to the scar if external.

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Does a c-section leave a big scar and a lot of scara tissue?

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Depends: It really depends to the person and the conditions under which the surgery was performed. If there was an infection at the time of the c-section or if there was more than normal bleeding then there may be more scar tissue later.
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Can necrosis of the tissue in the hiatal hernia occur?

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Yes.: Paraesophageal hernias are a type of hiatal hernia where the stomach may flip up into the chest through the hernia, occasionally leading to necrosis and perforation of a portion of the stomach.
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Will eczema patches leave scars?

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Not usually: Inflammation from eczema tends to be superficial. If it's not infected and if you don't scratch it too rigorously, the patches in general heal without scarring. However, if it is not in good control, chronic rigorous scratching can result in permanent discoloration typically seen in people with darker complexion. For this reason, routine moisturizing and controlling the itch are both important.
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Does acupuncture cause scarring on the back?

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No: I am not sure if the question is about keloids, which are large pathological scars that form on people who are predisposed to form them. But in general acupuncture does not leave any scars.
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Will laceration to bone cause permanent scar?

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Yes: Any laceration will cause a permanent scar.

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