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A 31-year-old member asked:

is adhesison linked to keloids?

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Dr. Archibald Miller
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Scar tissue: Adhesions are seen in abdominal surgery. They are usually the result of trauma surgery where bleeding and damages occur to bowel surfaces. It is related to keloids, but not technically the same.
Dr. Michael Kulick
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Absolutely not: Adhesions are related to the healing process where the collagen formation results in undesirable sequela. Keloids are a raised scar above the skin surface that extends beyond the margins of the skin wound.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What happens if you pick your keloid?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Grows: If you manipulate a keloid it could grow larger or become infected.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is keloid curable?

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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Keloid therapy: Keloids are abnormal scar formation beyond the area of injury. As for a "cure", very doubtful since there is a genetic predisposition to their occurrence. Treatment options are pressure, steroid injections, excision, and radiation, or a combination of these. Seek in person evaluations with a boarded plastic surgeon. Hope this has helped.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman commented
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
The tendency for keloids can't be "cured," but individual keloids can usually be treated and hopefully controlled.
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A 20-year-old member asked:

Is being keloid prone hereditary?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Yes, aggressive scar formation is genetic...Although not absolute, the risk is increased.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What are keloids and how do I get them re moved. ?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
A really angry scar: A keloid is formed when a a healing wound becomes inflamed and thickens. A keloid typically rises above and can be felt beneath the skin, as well. Treatment options include observation to see if they subside eventually, use of teflon film to cover lesions to try to flatten them, cortisone injections to cause atrophy, and excision. The concern with excision is that the lesion may return.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is a keloid and how is it treated?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Keloid: Steroid injections can sometimes help keloids. They are hypertrophic scars.

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