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What does scar tissue in the abdomen feel like?

What does scar tissue in the abdomen feel like?

Depends on time: When scar is initially forming, the sites should feel firm, maybe lumpy or raised. With time, healing gradually progresses with increased blood flow and fibrous tissue (scar) is laid down to hold tissues together. In time it softens and becomes less noticeable. If from internal surgery scarring may form adhesions which can cause pain, gas, etc. See your physician. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Is it true that buff muscles are created from scar tissue?

Is it true that buff muscles are created from scar tissue?

No: What actually happens is that muscle enlarges as a result of maximum stress being applied, even for a short time, in resistance training or work. This may damage the muscle membranes somewhat as evidenced by increased muscle enzymes in circulation. But this is unrelated to scar, which requires vessels be torn. I'm sorry somebody presented you with this disinformation. Best wishes.. ...Read more

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How does abdominal scar tissue feel?

How does abdominal scar tissue feel?

Many presentations: Abdominal scar tissue may feel like a tight band or a lump. It may not feel like anything at all. It really depends on how much and where it is in the abdomen. It should not feel like a mass; if you're feeling a big lump, get it checked out. Also get it checked if it is painful. Scars can be painful but you don't want to miss something else. ...Read more

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How long would it take for scar tissue from an open appendix removal take to start causing abdomen pain?

How long would it take for scar tissue from an open appendix removal take to start causing abdomen pain?

Variable: Scar tissue often never causes pain, so it's impossible to determine the answer to your question. If you're having chronic pain after healing from an open appendectomy, see your surgeon. There may be something that could be causing the pain and that could be treated. ...Read more

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Numerous surgeries in abdomen area 4 surgeries ago they had to scale my mothers bowels due to scar tissue.Now having wieght loss extreame pain?

Numerous surgeries in abdomen area 4 surgeries ago they had to scale my mothers bowels due to scar tissue.Now having wieght loss extreame pain?

Follow up with doc: Her abdominal pain could be to a several things. She could be having intermittent obstruction or if they removed bowel each time could have short gut syndrome, etc. She should follow up with her surgeon about her symptoms. ...Read more

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Can internal scar tissue in upper back muscles caused from overuse, cause prickling burning sensations when it starts to heal when massaged ?

Can internal scar tissue in upper back muscles caused from overuse, cause prickling burning sensations when it starts to heal when massaged ?

Nerve pain: What you are describing is classic nerve pain. If you have not had back surgery the only other source of scar tissue would be from inflammation like arachnoiditis . Often the burning sensation is due to the release of inflammatory mediators as your trigger points are released thru massage. If it continues to be a problem see your physician. ...Read more

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Why isn't my wound vac incision site on my abdomen closing almost three months after having it removed? Could scar tissue be keeping it from closing?

Why isn't my wound vac incision site on my abdomen closing almost three months after having it removed?  Could scar tissue be keeping it from closing?

Infection, FB, Scar,: There are a variety of reasons for delayed healing such as infection, foreign bodies such as mesh or suture, scar, malnutrition, steroids, diabetes, and many other reasons that should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt so badly when I need to use the bathroom? All good on colonoscopy. Have had a couple of abdominal surg. Could it be scar tissue?

Why does my back hurt so badly when I need to use the bathroom? All good on colonoscopy. Have had a couple of abdominal surg. Could it be scar tissue?

Increased pressure.: You may be experiencing increased back pain if you strain at your stools. If you do, try stool softeners if necessary, and eat 9-11 servings of vegetables and fruits daily. The latter strategy decreases inflammation and may also help detoxify your body. See your doctor for further evaluation if you're not feeling better. Scar tissue from abdominal surgery is a dubious cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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3 hernias fixed 1/29 than muscle thickened n pulling pain by mesh So scar tissue cut out 6/25. I felt pulling pain again when straining on accident. What is causing the pain? Will it ever be ok?

3 hernias fixed 1/29 than muscle thickened n pulling pain by mesh So scar tissue cut out 6/25. I felt pulling pain again when straining on accident.  What is causing the pain? Will it ever be ok?

Have Doc follow you: Surgery-related pain can be annoying and cumbersome to patients and dismayed to surgeons. Its resolution can be lengthy and unpredictable. As to what causes the pain, it's of no doubt that irritating the nerve endings in / near surgical sites by physical movement is the culprit. But in most of cases, body's self-healing/remolding will heal, but not always. So, see Doc timely & learn to cope with. ...Read more

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When you tear or tore a muscle does it heal with muscle tissue or scar tissue?

Yes to both: Initially fibrous "scar" material will be laid down. Some "remodeling" can occur whereby the scar tissue is replaced by new muscle. ...Read more

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Does muscle or Fascia scar tissue go away on its own. If not, I heard massage helps it heal. Is this true, and if so how should an injury be massaged?

Does muscle or Fascia scar tissue go away on its own. If not, I heard massage helps it heal. Is this true, and if so how should an injury be massaged?

Reducing scar tissue: Scar tissue massage after gently heating in tub or shower, with a creamy lotion, will gradually reduce stiffness. Massage should be relatively deep and slow, going different directions -do circles, lines, opposing lines, sideways to original direction. 5 minutes 2 to 3 times a day over several months is normal, may require more if deeper thicker scar. Don't rub until red or irritated ...Read more

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What surgical specialty is most appropriate to remove a ping-pong-sized cutaneous endometriosis and scar tissue anterior to the abdominal fascia?

What surgical specialty is most appropriate to remove a ping-pong-sized cutaneous endometriosis and scar tissue anterior to the abdominal fascia?

GYN or Gen surgery: Both gyn surgeons and general surgeons deal with surgery of the anterior abdominal wall. Cutaneous endometriosis and scar tissue anterior to the abdominal fascia can be surgically excised with direct repair of the abdominal wall. Some wall defects may require special surgical techniques and or mesh for wall closure. Seek multiple opinions, you have plenty of time for review and options. ...Read more

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Tlh a week back with c-section scar tissue removal, lot of pain near the c-section scar and abdomen, is it normal? When can I feel full recovery

Hysterectomy: Generally we say 50% recovery at 2 weeks with more complicated laparoscopic hysterectomy. Usually the post operative pain is much better after 1 week. You need to check with your surgeon as increasing pain is a sign of a problem, especially if there are any other issues with bladder, bowels or fever. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the bump, scar tissue on lower abdomen after a hysterectomy? It's been 7 months

How to get rid of the bump, scar tissue on lower abdomen after a hysterectomy? It's been 7 months

Abdominal Scar: An abdominal scar following c-section or abdominal hysterectomy can be improved by non-surgical or surgical treatment depending on the nature of the scar. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about your options. ...Read more

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Do they ever subscribe muscle relaxers after tkr! so very stiff! scar tissue. Multiple surgeries to leg in last year plus break and 2 dislocations?

Do they ever subscribe muscle relaxers after tkr! so very stiff! scar tissue. Multiple surgeries to leg in last year plus break and 2 dislocations?

Muscle pain: Yes, they do. However, the stiffness is usually due to severe swelling that limits joint mobility causing the stiffness. The best treatment is usually icing. I usually recommend icing all day while awake, but never leave the ice on one patch of skin for longer than 15 minutes. Divide the knee into 4 quadrants (top, bottom, both sides) and move the ice to the new quadrant every 15 minutes. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more