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Can Scar Tissue On Your Brain From Surgery Grow Or Increase
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
I have a brain tumor that sometimes causes seizures from the scar tissue from my 3 surgerys & I wanted to know if you think Ill be on the meds forever?
Forever is long but-: With that type of history of 3 surgeries and the formation of scar tissue I believe the only way to keep you completely safe from seizures due to the scar tissue irritating your brain is to keep you on medication. I know that's a long time. Maybe technology will change in your lifetime for this....not likely in mine though...PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) ...Read more
Dont 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sort of.: During cystoscopy, a urethral stricture can be visualized. An incision can be made to open up the scar, a procedure called direct vision internal urethrotomy (dviu). This does not heal or "fix" the scarred tissue, but opens up the channel to relieve blockage. There is always the possibility that the stricture will return and require future treatments. Talk to your urologist about your options. ...Read more
Massage: Scars thicken for 6 weeks and then remodel on their own. You can speed up the remodeling process by simple massage. Areas with more motion develop more scar tissue due to the tensile forces applied to it. Pressure garments or silicone sheeting help reduce these larger "hypertrophic" raised scars. Topical steroid creams work for itchy raised scars. Keloids need steroid injection or radiation. ...Read more
Cataract surgery: Scarring does not occur after CS of corneal incisions; mild with scleral tunnel incision; scaring of posterior lens capsule (PCO) about 20% risk & may require need YAG laser (not uncommon & very high success rates with very low complications. More info:email@example.com ...Read more
It has been 3 years since ACL reconstruction and build up of scar tissue is annoying. Any way to get rid of it without surgery?
Not likely: While the symptoms of scar tissue, such as pain or restriction in motion, may be treated with multiple nonoperative modalities, it is unlikely anything short of surgery will remove or lessen scar tissue that has been there following a procedure done three years ago. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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