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Abdominal Muscle And Scar Tissue
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
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
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
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
How long would it take for scar tissue from an open appendix removal take to start causing abdomen pain?
I was told I have vertebraes that are twisted or shifted if you will in my lower back with scar tissue and seezed muscles. What can I do
Depends: If this is causing severe pain or disability - your best decision would be to discuss your options with a neurosurgeon. Hope that helps! ...Read more
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?
Acupuncture: Can be used for this purpose. Take care. ...Read more
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Yes BUT: So can a lot of other things check with your obgyn. ...Read more
5 weeks post op hysterectomy. Swelling on left side of abdomen with niggling pain/ burning sensation. Do you think it's just scar tissue?
I don't know: I don't know but your surgeon can give you a more accurate answer if you contact him/her. ...Read more
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
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
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
Many fasciotomies CS returns. Hypertrophic muscles, scar tissue & fluid pockets in leg. Could fusing ankle atrophy muscles to reduce volume, & end CS?
Ankle Fusion: Ankle fusion (arthrodesis) absolutely will atrophy certain muscles in the foot and leg, as there is no further motion in the ankle joint. This limits the amount of contracture and use of the muscle, which leads to muscle wasting and atrophy. Also, you will not return the blood to your heart as effectively, as you rely on skeletal muscle to push the blood back to the heart (Venous insufficiency) ...Read more
If before I had long lasting erection and now I have complete feeling in my penis but fail to maintain my erection without flexing my PC muscle does it mean nerve damage, scar tissue or too much porn?
Give it a rest: If you can leave it alone for a week you should be ok. If it fails to recover completely you should see a urologist. You should stop hanging weights from your penis as no benefit will come of it, only strain. What is "jelqing"? Jelqing sounds like a worthless, probably harmful activity. Size is seldom a real issue with any potential sex partner. It is very unlikely that any significant size increa. ...Read more
I have history of a asd repair as a child, large amount of scar tissue on my heart. Last few month retaining fluids in my legs/ abdomen, notice low BP but increase pulse. What could be wrong?
See cardiologist: If you are not already seeing a cardiologist I would immediately. These are signs of potential congestive failure. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Excision: Scar tissue is rarely removed from sites of organ damage but rather from cutaneous areas where the scar is visible and occasionally painful. At this time it may be widely excised but to prevent recurrence a steroid can be injected into the would like Kenalog (triamcinolone) which produces a strong anti inflammatory response. ...Read more
Yes: Scar tissue is the response of tissue, skin or organ to a traumatic or inflammatory process that requires healing of the site of injury. The body repairs the damage by filling in a defect and adding strength to the site by producing a fibroblastic response ...Read more
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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