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Doctor insights on: Abdominal Scar Tissue Removal Surgery Recovery

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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

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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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

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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What is long term outcome of removal of a large portion of the pericardium? Could stiffening, scar tissue not be evident until surgery for a window?

What is long term outcome of removal of a large portion of the pericardium? Could stiffening, scar tissue not be evident until surgery for a window?

Depends on disease: Pericardial window, done for varieties of causes from ca, for trauma, heart & liver problems etc, to prevent life threatening taponade of heart. So the out come depends on etiology. Most of the time out come will be good, could recur, scar will contract (constrictive pericarditis) heart can herniate are all rare complications. ...Read more

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Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can do to eliminate the pain?

Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can do to eliminate the pain?

Rare: Depends on how the surgery was performed. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery very rarely leaves any scar tissue. Open gallbladder surgery can cause more scar tissue, but it usually is fairly minor and rarely would cause intestinal blockage or pain. You may need to see a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had ACL surgery and now scar tissue removal but still don't have full range of motion. What is recommended?

Need more info: Loss of motion after acl recon is a known problem that at times can be quite challenging to treat. Each case is unique and has to be carefully evaluated individually for each patient. In general treatment options include physical therapy, dynamic bracing, and further surgery to revise the acl recon. Discuss this at length with your surgeon and if you are not happy with the answers get 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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2.2cm or 22mm by 1.9cm or19mm stone in bladder (urinary) can be broken by laser or need surgery if so recovery time how much scar tissue Thank you.

2.2cm or 22mm by 1.9cm or19mm stone in bladder (urinary) can be broken by laser or need surgery if so recovery time how much scar tissue Thank you.

Probably it can: Be broken with mechanical like jackhammer type devices especially if stone is formed from hard minerals like calcium oxalate. Laser or ultrasound would be powerless to break stones like rock. Your urologist will be able to tell you how to go in if surgery or cystoscope. ...Read more

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How do you avoid scar tissue building up after an abdominal surgery/lap band removal?

No good way: Doctors have tried for years to discover a way to prevent adhesions (scar tissue) in the abdomen because there can be many long term problems from them. There is no magic bullet. The main goal is for the operating surgeon to minimize trauma to the tissues, avoid inflammation, etc. Still, the majority of adhesions will not cause problems.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2672996/. ...Read more

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Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can be done to get rid of it and the pain?

Why scar tissue?: Scar tissue by itself doesn't usually cause pain. Have you ruled-out other causes of the pain? Ulcers? Gastritis? Pancreatitis? A retained bile duct stone? Incisional hernia? If no other cause can be found it might be due (indirectly) related to scar tissue if the scar was pinching your bowel or bile ducts.... Surgery could help to cut the scars but only after no other cause is found. ...Read more

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I got ACL surgery a year ago and I needed a manipulation 4 months later then 5 months later got a scar tissue removal. When I walk my knee catches. Y?

I got ACL surgery a year ago and I needed a manipulation 4 months later then 5 months later got a scar tissue removal. When I walk my knee catches. Y?

Possible causes in--: More scar tissue. Or another problem which you've had, in addition to the acl issue.
Knee cap issues are very common in young girls and women.
Are you having pain at all or is it just catching sensation?
With no pain, I would suggest see how things go, and do nothing surgically but do pt.
With pain, either get a 2nd opinion.
Another possibility may be a referred pain from back or hip area. ...Read more

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I had knee arthroscopic surgery removal of scar tissue under the patella. Did a squat in pt and felt a painful pop in the back of knee. Help explain?

Bakers cyst?: Pain in the back of the knee after arthroscopic surgery can be quite a few things but a common cause is a Baker's Cyst. This is excess swelling in the back (posterior) part of the knee that can occur after surgery. A deep squat can cause the cyst to rupture creating the sensation of a pop. It can cause calf pain. See your medical provider to rule out blood clots and other issues first. ...Read more

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What could be wrong I did a squat and felt a loud excruciating pain in my knee I just had arthroscopic knee surgery for scar tissue removal under knee?

What could be wrong I did a squat and felt a loud excruciating pain in my knee I just had arthroscopic knee surgery for scar tissue removal under knee?

See below: Could be related to post op fluid in knee or possibly re-injury. See your surgeon if you still have pain after one week. ...Read more

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Cyst removal by laser surgery on bottom lip result hard scar tissue and bigger bumps after 4 weeks, doctor says it is scar tissue and go automatically.

Lip scar: It is unlikely that the scar will go away automatically - it may reduce in size. Scar formation is always a risk of having any surgery. I would see a plastic surgeon and get some advice. ...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?

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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How does scar tissue build up after surgery?

Normal process: Surgery is a trauma to the tissues. Inflammation results which is part of the healing process. Fibrous tissue is the end result. Hence the scar, or adhesions if internal. ...Read more

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Coud I get rid of scar tissue without surgery?

No: Scar tissue is permanent and surgery will replace scar tissue with other scar tissue. Surgery may replace unfavorable scarring with more favorably oriented or less scarring. ...Read more

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What is the possibilty of someone getting scar tissue after an intestine surgery?

100%: Scar tissue is how we heal, however you will probably never know you have it. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue on your brain from surgery grow or increase?

Can scar tissue on your brain from surgery grow or increase?

NO: Generally, no. The brain scars differently from other organs in the body. "scarring in the brain" generally means a loss of tissue in that area. ...Read more

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Adhesion and scar tissue after laporoscopic surgery what are side effects?

Adhesion and scar tissue after laporoscopic surgery what are side effects?

Don't worry: We always heal with scar formation. Adhesions are sheet like scars that span across the abdomen. In many cases you have them for yeas and never are bothered by them. The risk is one of these bands wrapping around your intestine and strangling it. In that case you will have intense abdominal pain an distention. It likely will never happen but check any abdominal pain greater than normal cramps ...Read more

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My daughter had. Surgery yesterday to remove lesions and scar tissue. She has Pancreatitus and is on a pick line to eat. How long to eat?

My daughter had. Surgery yesterday to remove lesions and scar tissue. She has Pancreatitus and is on a pick line to eat. How long to eat?

It can take a while: It often takes a while to get better after pancreatitis. It may take more than a week. TPN (nutrition through the PICC line) can provide all she needs in the meantime. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is in pain from scar tissue frm gun shot about ten yrs ago. The bullet went straight thru side ti side. He had surgery and part of spleen?

Incomplete information: At any rate, pain might not be from the skin scar tissue, rather what's underneath: possible adhesions. Needs to be seen and examined, all the best ...Read more

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My ortho Dr has advised me during Arthrolysis surgery he had to move my MCL in order to reach scar tissue, thus it needs time to heal...is this common?

My ortho Dr has advised me during Arthrolysis surgery he had to move my MCL in order to reach scar tissue, thus it needs time to heal...is this common?

Confused: Need more information to give you a good answer, but that doesn't make sense. Sometimes the MCL can be stretched and injured during the arthroscopy but it always heals back by itself in that setting. ...Read more

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Would scar tissue appear ten years aftr surgery?

No: Scar tissue appears on a microscopic level within days after surgery, and it usually subsides as much as it ever will after about two years. However, some people develop hypertrophic or keloid scars, and these require additional treatment to improve their appearance. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to surgery to remove scar tissue?

Is there an alternative to surgery to remove scar tissue?

Some options...: Depending on the type, pattern and location of the scar, many options are available. This ranges from pressure therapy, injection of steroids, ablative fractionated co2 laser, pulse dye laser. These modalities are meant to improve the quality of the existing scars such that excision is not required. For your specific situation, please schedule an appointment with a plastic surgery specialist. ...Read more

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Scar tissue develops after any type of surgery. But how it can cause pain?

Scar tissue develops after any type of surgery. But how it can cause pain?

Usually...: ...By scar tissue fusing together layers that should be able to slide against each other. This is called "adhesions, " and the pulling of one layer against another causes discomfort. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more