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scar tissue, can it cause pain?

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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Yes it can.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Some scar tissue particularly keloid may be associated with pain. This is not completely understood but it clearly associated with inflammation because steroid injections will produce improvements in as little as 3 days. In other situations, scar tissue will entrap nerves as improvement may require surgical release.

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A 32-year-old male asked:

Is it normal to have 2 disctechtomys in the space of 18 months? My first has now left substantial scar tissue meaning permanent pain what will help

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Talk to your doctors: Not normal but not unheard of either scarring is a problem because attempts to remove it may just cause more scar to grow back. Talk to your doctors about options. You may need to see pain management.
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A 43-year-old female asked:

How to ease the pain of scar tissue?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Scar massage: The use of scar massage as well as desensitization type exercises with progressive exposure to progressive and increasingly noxious stimuli will help minimize pain and build tolerance and limit dysesthesias.

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