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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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When do scar tissue go away. I had a lap appendectomy two months ago and I still have a tiny bump underneath one of my scars?

When do scar tissue go away. I had a lap appendectomy two months ago and I still have a tiny bump underneath one of my scars?

Scars: Surgical scars can diminish and remodel over a time of 3-6 months after surgery, and will even continue to heal and change over a year from surgery. There are scar ointments or patches than you can try from the drug store if you are concerned (mederma, or silicone scar sheet). ...Read more

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Is it possible that I still experience some pain after one year of removing my appendix? Is it the scar tissue acting up with stress? What can I do?

Is it possible that I still experience some pain after one year of removing my appendix? Is it the scar tissue acting up with stress? What can I do?

Yes pain: The recovery of the appendix in the intestine is done. The recovery of the muscle and scar tissue can take a year or longer. Continue ti recover by eating well with every meal. Exercise daily and walk walk walk.
Your muscles need to be strengthened and stretched in order to maintain best performance. It is a life long goal for everyone. The nerves of that area are still recovering. ...Read more

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Could scar tissue from my appendectomy make it more difficult to have a c-section?

Could scar tissue from my appendectomy make it more difficult to have a c-section?

It's possible: Any previous surgery can complicate your future surgery. After surgery, adhesions form within days of surgery on the inside of your body. During your next surgery or c-section, the surgeon may encounter these adhesions and depending on how extensive they are, the surgery could become complicated and longer. This is usually due to distorted anatomy and scar tissue. ...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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I had a surgery on my right side to remove scar tissue and also ended up with appendix removed. I have 3rd stage COPD. How long before feeling better?

I had a surgery on my right side to remove scar tissue and also ended up with appendix removed. I have 3rd stage COPD. How long before feeling better?

Tough: You need to see a lung specialist!

hopefully you will improve quickly.

Useful medications include spiriva, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and daliresp.

Check with your doc asap. ...Read more

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Have had open appendectomy for rupture and tubal, will I have gallbladder removed w/open surgery since I have lots of scar tissue?

Have had open appendectomy for rupture and tubal, will I have gallbladder removed w/open surgery since I have lots of scar tissue?

Probably not: It is very common for someone to have successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder) after previous ruptured appendicitis and other surgical procedures. In fact, "cutting" scar tissue/adhesiolysis is very commonly done at hands of skilled/experienced minimally invasive surgeons. You should seek an experienced surgeon. Recommend you seek out younger generation, laparoscopic surgeon. ...Read more

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Appendix, colon cancer and bdominal hernia mesh implant surgeries. Lots of scar tissue causing bowel blockages. Can anything be done about it?

Appendix, colon cancer and bdominal hernia mesh implant surgeries. Lots of scar tissue causing bowel blockages. Can anything be done about it?

Significant problem: There are no known medical treatments for adhesions. Once formed, there isn't medicine that can dissolve them. Symptomatic treatment with pain & anti-nausea meds may be helpful at controlling some of the symptoms. The main stay of treatment is surgical therapy called adhesiolysis or lysis of adhesions. Adhesions can be divided using laparoscopic techniques which may relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be causing my appendix scar to hurt? It's been ten years since the surgery. I'm not doing any excessive exercise. I have suspected endo.

What could be causing my appendix scar to hurt? It's been ten years since the surgery. I'm not doing any excessive exercise. I have suspected endo.

Scar Pain: Surgical scars themselves can be sources of pain - either by being too close to superficial nerves, or acting as "interference fields" (disturbing chemical messengers). This type of pain usually responds quite well to injection treatments with either procaine and/or dextrose15%. I have also used other mixtures, such as vitamin B12 with success.
Good luck!
dr. Bond
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My appendix scar I've had for 10 years still hurts sometimes especially when I go run why is that? It doesn't swell or anything it feel like a strain.

My appendix scar I've had for 10 years still hurts sometimes especially when I go run why is that? It doesn't swell or anything it feel like a strain.

Scar tissue: You may have some scar tissue around one of the sensory nerves. Consider seeing a pain management physician trained in injection therapy to see if this may be an option for you. ...Read more

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Had an lap appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Feeling pain on the ex-appendix place after eating, and pain on the post op scar (same location). Okay?

Had an lap appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Feeling pain on the ex-appendix place after eating, and pain on the post op scar (same location). Okay?

Sounds OK: You can expect to have some pain at the site of the incisions for sure. At those sites, the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall were separated. There will be some scarring and swelling.

Regarding the pain where the appendix used to be, it is less clear. Patients often experience some inflammation in the RLQ after this operation.

If your symptoms persist for much longer, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Started abdominal massage this week. Noticed 16 yr old appendix scar minimize to a stretch mark - possible? I really believe it never was this thin

Apparently so!: My best guess is that the massage broke up some adhesions/scar tissue under the skin that was stretching the scar out, thus allowing the surface area of the scar to shrink- the scar is still there but less stretched out so looks smaller. ...Read more

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If I had PID would that cause my appendix scar to hurt as well as severe period pain like cramping?

If I had PID would that cause my appendix scar to hurt as well as severe period pain like cramping?

It Can: Pid can be mild or every severe. When it is severe it often requires hospital IV treatment. It can cause severe pain that lasts even for many years. It can lead to a lot of scarring in the belly all over that causes pain and even infertility. Mild pid is more unpredictable. But it is difficult to predict. ...Read more

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I have had surgery on my appendix and then found out I had a lot of scar tissue on my ovaries due to p.I.d will this stop me from conceiving?

I have had surgery on my appendix and then found out I had a lot of scar tissue on my ovaries due to p.I.d will this stop me from conceiving?

It may.: You may have difficulty getting pregnant, but it may not stop you from getting pregnant, you still have to use birth control. If you want to get pregnant and you can't, IVF (in vitro fertilization) may be an option. ...Read more

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Recent surgery found massive amounts of scar tissue and a "sealed off" appendix, should I have it removed? I experienced occassionaI pain etc No fever

Recent surgery found massive amounts of scar tissue and a "sealed off" appendix, should I have it removed? I experienced occassionaI pain etc No fever

Not unless necessary: I would not recommend having an appendectomy unless you are having symptoms consistent with appendicitis. Any surgery that you have could generate more scar tissue, which you should try to avoid. If your surgeon feels that your appendix is causing symptoms, then you obviously don't have much choice, but avoid it if you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have had open appendectomy and tubal, will I have to have open surgery to remove gallbladder due to 2 stomach sugery's? Quite sure scar tissue is lot

Have had open appendectomy and tubal, will I have to have open surgery to remove gallbladder due to 2 stomach sugery's? Quite sure scar tissue is lot

Unlikely: Hopefully all of your scar tissue is lower abdomen, the gallbladder is in the right upper abdomen under the rib edge. May need extra care getting your laparoscopy started, but your prior operations should not prevent you from having a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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Scar tissue is a variety of what?

Unclear: I'm not sure what your question is. Scar tissue is a an area of fibrous tissue where there has been an injury. It has the same building blocks as normal tissue but they are arranged in such a way that they are usually stiffer. There can be increased blood flow in the area with redness or an increase in pigment. ...Read more

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What does scar tissue on ovaries mean?

What does scar tissue on ovaries mean?

A Finding on exam: This means that scars on the ovaries were found during a laparoscopic, surgical, ultrasonic or other diagnostic evaluation. They need to be taken in context of additional findings and complaints. For example it may be one cause of infertility or abdominal pain. The causes are multiple. Treatment will vary depending on the cause and goals. ...Read more

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What does scar tissue look like on mri?

What does scar tissue look like on mri?

Varies: Sometimes not visible, but if large enough appears like an increased density (white appearing). Mri is good for visualizing differing density of soft tissue, including scars. ...Read more

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What could cause scar tissue in the liver?

What could cause scar tissue in the liver?

Cirrhosis: Scar tissue in the liver is also referred to as cirrhosis. It can be caused by excessive long term alcohol use, chronic hepatitis, bad fatty liver and some other more rare causes. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue infertility be ever be "cured"?

Yes and no,: Depending. Minimal adhesions ('scar') can often be treated surgically and be 'good as new.' denser or more extensive adhesions can also often be improved with surgery, but may still be somewhat abnormal. Whether adhesions are imporatnt in infertility is also variable. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue in lungs be surgically removed?

Can scar tissue in lungs be surgically removed?

Yes: Yes, but then generally in the form of a Lobectomy (removal of a section of the lung). ...Read more

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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

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Is there a non-surgical way to remove scar tissue?

Is there a non-surgical way to remove scar tissue?

Non-surgical scar Rx: Plastic surgeons can lessen scars by a variety of methods including some non-surgical methods. For example, dermabrasion or lasers can lessen scars and these do not involve cutting. See your doctor to find out what method is best for your scar tissue. Not all scars are alike and no one treatment will work for everyone. Sometimes we use a combination of treatments for best results. ...Read more

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Can tanning in uv light cause scar tissue to worsen?

Yes: Tanning can make a scars appearance worse due to the fact that scar tissue has less melanin than normal tissue. ...Read more

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What is lattice degeneration and what is scar tissue?

Retinal changes: Lattice is the response of the peripheral retina to strain threatening to tear the retina. It lays down pigment to hold the retina in place. Scar is the response to actual physical damage and is the deposition of reparative tissue to elimnate the effects of the damage. Both are considered weak points over a lifetime increasing the susceptibility for retinal detachment. ...Read more

Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...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