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Can scar tissue from a tracheotomy cause respiratory problems in the future?

Can scar tissue from a tracheotomy cause respiratory problems in the future?

Usually no: A planned and properly done tracheotomy usually doesn't lead to future respiratory problems. However, tracheotomies done in emergency situations may be linked to future respiratory problems unless the emergency trach is revised soon after the initial trach. Many patients have had tracheotomies and then have had the cannula removed without respiratory problems down the road. ...Read more

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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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Can scar tissue from a tracheotomy cause respiratory problems and epiglotitis many years later?

Can scar tissue from a tracheotomy cause respiratory problems and epiglotitis many years later?

Respiratory prob yes: Scarring in the upper trachea can cause respiratory problems later on especially in the face of infection. As far as epiglottitis there should not be any association. ...Read more

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Having exploratory lap for chronic right pelvic pain. Will lap cause scar tissue problems later on? What to figure things out, not add to the prob.

Having exploratory lap for chronic right pelvic pain. Will lap cause scar tissue problems later on? What to figure things out, not add to the prob.

Scar tissue: Scar tissue can occur post incision after any operation in the process of healing. Minimally invasive surgical techniques can mitigate that problem such as Laparoscopy for assessment of the chronic pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Have lump of scar tissue size of marble at shoulder blade since shoulder injury 2 years ago. No pain to touch. Cause problem? Need to remove? How?

Have lump of scar tissue size of marble at shoulder blade since shoulder injury 2 years ago. No pain to touch. Cause problem? Need to remove? How?

Have this checked: It is my advice that you have this lump checked out. It may very well be benign. However cancer can develop on scar tissue and this can generally be cured if treated properly. I suggest having a biopsy taken of the tissue for a pathological exam. Please make an appointment at a clinic to begin to follow this up. ...Read more

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Round Lump at tip of shoulder blade after shoulder injury. Is that scar tissue? No pain when touched. Will it cause problem? See what type of doctor?

Round Lump at tip of shoulder blade after shoulder injury. Is that scar tissue? No pain when touched. Will it cause problem? See what type of doctor?

Shoulder: Depending on what part of the shoulder blade it is located on it could be some calcification that has developed after the contusion that occurred, probably the best person to see would be a orthopedic surgeon who could further evaluate this concern, they could possibly get x-rays if indicated or obtain an MRI to make sure this is nothing more then post from attic scar tissueor calcification. Good luck ...Read more

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1st csection 4wks ago I've read what issues Csec cause numbness scar tissue adhesions hernias intestinal issues ect do all women have these problems?

1st csection 4wks ago I've read what issues Csec cause numbness scar tissue adhesions hernias intestinal issues ect do all women have these problems?

Not all women: Those are potential negative consequences as a result of a c/s, but most women do not experience any of these issues. Numbness at the site of the scar is probably more common than the other things listed, which are rare. If you are concerned about anything, call and see your OBGYN. ...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

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Can rough oral cause scar tissue on vagina?

Can rough oral cause scar tissue on vagina?

No: But sex wouldn't hurt. Discuss with your partner and communicate what feels good, what's ok, and what isn't. ...Read more

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Can tanning in uv light cause scar tissue to worsen?

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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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


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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more