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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.

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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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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?

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)

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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.

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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

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Can scar tissue be removed after having knee surgery?

Can scar tissue be removed after having knee surgery?

Yes: Adhesions can develop after a knee surgery which limit motion and can be removed (typically arthroscopically), however the reason for stiffness should be fully evaluated before considering this. Most common causes are malpositioned acl graft or inappropriate size or position of total knee components. If this is the case revision of the primary procedure is required.

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How can I unstick hand scar tissue from tendon9 weeks since surgery?

How can I unstick hand scar tissue from tendon9 weeks since surgery?

1 Option: Please discuss the possibility of acupuncture with your surgeon. It can accelerate healing & be very helpful with adhesive scars. This is one area where eastern & western medicine can dovetail well together.

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What to do if I have corrective surgery for pyloric stenosis scar tissue?

What to do if I have corrective surgery for pyloric stenosis scar tissue?

Hope it works: Hi. What caused the scarring of the pylorus? Gastritis? Ulcers? It the corrective surgery via endoscopy (I hope!)? The issue is always that when you dilate or lyse scar tissue, it can reform. Good luck!

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Suffering with bowel obstruction due to scar tissue. How can I do without surgery?

Suffering with bowel obstruction due to scar tissue. How can I do without surgery?

Possibly, but...: Abdominal/pelvic surgery usually causes fibrous tissue to be formed, worse if major surgery, infection or peritonitis. Over years, can lead to adhesions, which often compress bowel tissue, which may lead partial or complete small bowel obstruction. If obstr. Suspected, must be evaluated and possibly hospitalized. Bowel rest, IV hydration may work; but surgeon must evaluate and may need to operate.

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I have urethral stricture "scar tissue" can it be fixed while doing a cytoscopy surgery?

I have urethral stricture "scar tissue" can it be fixed while doing a cytoscopy surgery?

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.

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At risk of bowel obstruction due to scar tissue. How can I dissolve the scar tissue without surgery?

SBO: Unfortunately there are no non-surgical ways to dissolve a sbo from scar tissue. Sometimes some conservative measures such as nothing by mouth or nasogastric decompression and intravenous hydration can be attempted prior to surgical intervention.

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Is it ok to get surgery on my knee 3 years after I injured it? Will there be complications? What about any scar tissue that has formed?

Orthopedic surgeon: This is a question that requires physical examination, radiographic study and careful history taking. That would determine appropriateness for surgical procedure, which procedure is recommended and based on that - possible complications. If the knee has a significant but repairable injury - an orthopedic surgeon would be able to advise you about surgery.

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Is arthrofibrosis a serious condition? Does it require someone to have surgery to remove the scar tissue? My knee doesn't extend I am -11

Is arthrofibrosis a serious condition? Does it require someone to have surgery to remove the scar tissue? My knee doesn't extend I am -11

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

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My question for you is I had surgery on my lower backit didn't heal until 2 months after the doctor put drains in can scar tissue be broken up?

My question for you is I had surgery on my lower backit didn't heal until 2 months after the doctor put drains in can scar tissue be broken up?

Yes and No: Scar tissue breaks up on its own or requires further intervention. Typically the drains don't have much to do with the scar tissue. My assumption is drains were placed to reduce a collection of fluid. Many times people develop a seroma after surgery and if it doesn't resolve or reabsorb the drains can help reduce it.

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Having surgery to remove scar tissue behind kneecap to relieve pain. Will scar tissue build back up since it's likely due to kc tracking to outside?

Not clear: Was there prior surgery? If there are patellofemoral tracking issues, these need to be corrected for success. This can be done with multiple surgical procedures. Sometimes therapy and bracing are sufficient.

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I tore my ACL and miniscis in July 2015. I had surgery at the end of July to repair them Then in August I had surgery to remove scar tissue The scar tissue has come back forming a knot which is painful and limits my mobility what should I do?

I tore my ACL and miniscis in July 2015. I had surgery at the end of July to repair them Then in August I had surgery to remove scar tissue The scar tissue has come back forming a knot which is painful and limits my mobility what should I do?

Where is: The "scarring" you mention. In the joint?? (Arthrofibrosis) or around the joint???? ("keloid") In any case if there is a "knot" possibly a steroid injection will help...or surgical excision is needed! Your Orthopedist is the person you should be in contact with! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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How do I prepare my child for scar revision? My daughter was born with a hairlip and she developed a lot of scar tissue in the area after surgery. The hairlip was repaired well, but I have been wondering if anything can be done to reduce the scar. She is

How do I prepare my child for scar revision? My daughter was born with a hairlip and she developed a lot of scar tissue in the area after surgery. The hairlip was repaired well, but I have been wondering if anything can be done to reduce the scar. She is

There: There are a variety of methods to treat scars. These include non-surgical and surgical methods, which are often used in conjunction with each other. Non-surgical methods often include the application of ointment or sheeting (silicone), injection of steroids, and skin resurfacing methods such as laser therapy or dermabrasion. Surgical methods of treating a scar include excision of the scar or irregularization of the scar to make the scar less noticeable to the observer's eye. The chosen method to treat a scar depends on the age of the scar and desires of the patient, with an attempt to always balance the potential invasive nature of a revision and the desired outcome. Without evaluating your daughter in person or seeing any pictures, any facial plastic surgeon in your area should be able to evaluate your daughter and develop a plan that will work best for her. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me directly via the link below.

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How do I prepare my child for scar revision? My daughter was born with a hairlip and she developed a lot of scar tissue in the area after surgery. The hairlip was repaired well, but I have been wondering if anything can be done to reduce the scar. She is

How do I prepare my child for scar revision? My daughter was born with a hairlip and she developed a lot of scar tissue in the area after surgery. The hairlip was repaired well, but I have been wondering if anything can be done to reduce the scar. She is

Scar: Scar revisions and children having a child with a cleft lip (sometimes called harelip) can be difficult at first, but once the repair is done you can usually see the light at the end of the tunnel. What remains difficult is seeing your child through a parent's eyes. Cleft repairs can make amazing improvements in the appearance of your child's lip though, like all surgery, always results in scars. Sometimes those scars are minimal and other times they can be more noticeable. However, every scar on your child's face is noticeable to you. My advice to my patients is to wait until the child has their own opinion. That usually will not happen until the age of 8 or older. Younger children can't really understand the choice of having a scar revision. I believe they need to know the options and really understand what they are choosing. A scar revision does not remove a scar entirely - that is simply never possible. In some cases a scar revision can make a very nice improvement. The best way to make that decision is with an experienced plastic surgeon and with the full involvement and understanding of the child and his/her parents. There may come a day when your child feels very strongly about improving the scars from the cleft repair. There may not. But ultimately (in my opinion) it should be left to your child to decide upon the need to have another procedure. I hope this info helps!

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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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