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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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Can you tell me is internal scar tissue dangerous?

Can you tell me is internal scar tissue dangerous?

Scar: Tissue may or may not cause complications depending on the extent and location. For example, scar tissue next to small bowel (adhesion) could result in bowel obstruction. Scar tissue in other locations may never cause a problem. ...Read more

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Help with internal scar tissue from hysterectomy?

Help with internal scar tissue from hysterectomy?

Deep tissue massage: More surgery is a last resort. Therefore other options need to be tried first. Deep tissue massage, careful management of digestion and bowels, lots of self care, are all things that need to be tried first.

http://www. Massagetoday. Com/mpacms/mt/article. Php? Id=14020. ...Read more

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Will hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue?

Will hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue?

Hyaluronidase won't: Hyaluronidase won't help scars. It helps dissolve hyaluronic acid which is present between collagen fibers but scars are made up of dense collagen bundles which are not affected by hyaluronidase. ...Read more

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What would cause dissolvable stitches not to dissolve and still come up out of the scars from two different operations?

Possibly: It could be possible that those are not really dissolvable sutures. The other possibility is that your body may not be accepting or decomposing these stitches as expected. I would get a check if this is what's happening to you. ...Read more

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Is there any cure to dissolve the scar that's always seen in my xrays? I have this fibrotic scarring findings whenever I have my xray done.

Is there any cure to dissolve the scar that's always seen in my xrays? I have this fibrotic scarring findings whenever I have my xray done.

Entirely disappear?: Most scar tissue in lungs does not disappear, may be come less obvious with time. Usually occurs as result of some previous trauma to lungs such as infection, surgery, or trauma. ...Read more

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I'm breaking out and itching on my inner thighs and sides. When I scratch it turns into white scab. Some are drying up and leaving a scar.

I'm breaking out and itching on my inner thighs and sides. When I scratch it turns into white scab. Some are drying up and leaving a scar.

Skin lesions: Unfortunately, without seeing your break out, it's hard to tell what's going on. Boils is a frequent cause of beakouts in the inner thighs, but this needs to be confirmed in a face to face evaluation. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have internal scar tissue on my nerves after my first rib resection? Is there anything I can do to prevent it?

Pain: You would have pain in the region, achy, burning usually. The only means of prevention is to prevent injury. No real way of avoiding the pain, if it is coming after the injury. ...Read more

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Does internal scar tissue form around internal absorbable sutures? The scar is raised on same side I felt the end of the suture poking up to my skin.

Scar face.: It certainly sounds reasonable, especially if near the surface of the skin. Unfortunately, there is no way of telling if the fibrous tissue will resolve. Scar tissue is one of the problematic consequences of placing sutures. ...Read more

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I'm 40 yr female. Since month back I notice black small mark on my inner thigh area. No itching but it look like blister scar. I'm worried. Plz reply?

I'm 40 yr female. Since month back I notice black small mark on my inner thigh area. No itching but it look like blister scar. I'm worried. Plz reply?

Most likely a mole: This is most likely a mole, and not to be worried about but recommend checking on it from time to time for any changes. Moles smaller than a pencil eraser are rarely cancerous. Here's a link to the ABCDEs of melanoma:

https://www. Aad. Org/public/spot-skin-cancer/learn-about-skin-cancer/detect/what-to-look-for ...Read more

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I have an infected gland on the inside of my lower lip however the growth sits on the border between inner and outer lip. How badly will this scar?

Scars and infections: Infections such as this typically need to be treated with drainage and allowing them to heal. The scar will depend on how bad the infection was, location, how long it takes to heal and genetics. Scar revisions typically can be performed several months after the drainage as a separate procedure to improve the scar. Get seen by a doctor to evaluate this quickly! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a few hypertrophic scars on my left inner forearm. They are a little over 2 years old and completely healed. Would silicone gel work on them?

Very useful: Silicone gel sheets, now available in patches by several manufacturers, have been found to be very useful in remodeling scar tissue. The gentle pressure applied to the skin by the patch will slowly flatten scars and keloids. They need to be worn regularly for several weeks to months for its full effect. ...Read more

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On my right inner thigh I get 6-7 boil type bumps, usually filled with blood, no pus and they scar purple and are always re-appearing.

On my right inner thigh I get 6-7 boil type bumps, usually filled with blood, no pus and they scar purple and are always re-appearing.

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is an condition found in this area in which apocrine glands become inflamed. Sinus tracts and cysts can develop as a result. Flareups are treated with oral and topical antibiotics. In severe recurrent cases, the problem areas can be removed by plastic surgeons. Minimizing friction by wearing comfortable clothing is recommended. See a dermatologist to check for this. ...Read more

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I bit all of the healing scar tissue out of my inner cheeks and lips again. What could happen? My mouths been painful, sores, &lips red and swollen.

I bit all of the healing scar tissue out of my inner cheeks and lips again. What could happen? My mouths been painful, sores, &lips red and swollen.

Cheek, lip biting: Biting the inside of the cheek and lip can become a serious issue. Seek a professional right away. Once healed it can re-traumatized again. It takes about 2 weeks to heal unless re-bitten. When the injury occurs get some melting crushed ice in your mouth. Run ice under warm water before you put it in your mouth. If you don't the ice may freeze to your mouth. ...Read more

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12 months ago, I had an ACL reco on my left knee. I've had a lot of pain under my scar & my inner knee, it's a really sharp pain, what should I do?

12 months ago, I had an ACL reco on my left knee. I've had a lot of pain under my scar & my inner knee, it's a really sharp pain, what should I do?

ACL: Consider arthritic patellar changes, possible scar or graft impingement. If locking or having instability, get Orthopedic opinion. ...Read more

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I suffer suicidal pelvic pain from pudendal nerve entrapment & re entrapped with scar tissue. Is there anything that can dissolve the scar tissue?

I suffer suicidal pelvic pain from pudendal nerve entrapment & re entrapped with scar tissue. Is there anything that can dissolve the scar tissue?

Time: If recently operated upon scar tissue may take a period of 6 weeks to develop prior to softening. Occasionally scar tissue massage and ultrasound therapy may help the scar tissue to mature as well as range of motion exercises. ...Read more

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Have lump always thought was internal scar tissue from gallbladder surgery 6 yrs ago. This a.M, there was bruise over it I can't explain. Do I worry?

Have lump always thought was internal scar tissue from gallbladder surgery 6 yrs ago. This a.M, there was bruise over it I can't explain. Do I worry?

Internal scar tissue: Don't present as lumps. You didn't state where exactly is the lump. If its at the site of incisio. Then it could be an incisional hernia. Bruising may or may not be related to it. If the lump is tender to touch now then you need to contact your physician soon as it may be an incarcerated hernia. If its soft, and non tender then you can follow up with your physician to further assess it. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat internal scar tissue that has built up around the knee joint? I believe the scar tissue is causing pressure resulting in pain.

Is there a way to treat internal scar tissue that has built up around the knee joint? I believe the scar tissue is causing pressure resulting in pain.

Not certain: I am not certain as to what caused the internal scar in your case. It doesn't form on its own. If you had surgery on your knee, you may have some scarring on the skin, but that rarely causes any problems. Scarring inside of the knee joint is not a common problem after surgery and is usually not a cause of pain. Arthritis or impaired mechanics due to knee problem is the cause of it. ...Read more

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Noticed a pinkie tip sized indentation on inner thigh that looks like chicken pox scar. Never noticed it before. I'm almost 65. What might this be?

Noticed a pinkie tip sized indentation on inner thigh that looks like chicken pox scar. Never noticed it before. I'm almost 65. What might this be?

Thigh lesion would: Need to be examined. You could do this on Healthtap prime on a video conference or probably better in person with your physician. ...Read more

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Have a boil on my inner thigh. Purple/red I've had it b4.It's a hard lump I squeeze don't pop got bigger. When goes away leaves purple scar. MERSA? Help!

Have a boil on my inner thigh. Purple/red I've had it b4.It's a hard lump I squeeze don't pop got bigger. When goes away leaves purple scar. MERSA? Help!

Needs biopsy: A staph boil or abscess usually soft, hot, tender so does not sound like a typical bacterial infection. Since it's hard with no fluctuance, I suggest Derm evaluation for biopsy ...Read more

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I had surgery twice for 2 broken toes and while the bones have healed, I now have internal scar tissue and extreme pain. I also have neuropathy. Help?

I had surgery twice for 2 broken toes and while the bones have healed, I now have internal scar tissue and extreme pain. I also have neuropathy. Help?

Neuropathy: Neuropathy is irritation of the nerves. It is a painful condition that is treated once a clear diagnosis is made as to what is causing it.
Diabetes can cause neuropathy in the feet. Have you had your HbA1c blood test checked?
Has your Doctor given you a diagnosis of neuropathy? The specialists in this area are called Neurologists. Have you seen one? If not consider an appt. If yes follow up ...Read more

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I had surgery for an abdominal hernia a month ago. The area below the scar has remained numb and sore. The internal scar is hard. Is this normal?

I had surgery for an abdominal hernia a month ago. The area below the scar has remained numb and sore. The internal scar is hard. Is this normal?

Normal: After such an operation, it is not unusual to feel a firm (hard) ridge under the scar. This represents healing of the tissue beneath the skin and can present as you describe. This can take several months to resolve. Check with your surgeon as he would have the specific details of your surgery. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between genital warts and scar tissue from episiotomy? Inner lip area

How can I tell the difference between genital warts and scar tissue from episiotomy? Inner lip area

They do not look the: Same at all, the warts are "warty" and the skin is very different. Scar tissue is smoothBut if you are not sure it is best to see your gynecologist or dermatologist for absolute diagnosis ...Read more

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Can hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue such as keloids?

Can hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue such as keloids?

Hyaluronidase won't: Hyaluronidase won't help scars. It helps dissolve hyaluronic acid which is present between collagen fibers but scars are made up of dense collagen bundles which are not affected by hyaluronidase. ...Read more

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What can you do to minimize internal scar tissue after back surgery?

Newer Biologics: In the past we had certain chemical materials to prevent scarring around the nerves. Ones own fat from the wound may in some cases help. There are newer biologics such as amniotic membrane that also can reduce scar formation. ...Read more

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Can internal scar tissue be removed that resulted from back surgery?

Can internal scar tissue be removed that resulted from back surgery?

Yes: Internal scar tissue can be removed but there is a risk that it will grow back and perhaps be worse than before. ...Read more

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Stitches don't dissolve in C-section scar, do they?

If they are...: Absorbable, they will. If they are permanent, they will have to be removed. If they are not visible, they are probably absorbable. Ask your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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Does internal scar tissue after C-section soften with time? How long it takes? Feel like a knot of scar tissue after c sec.. plzz help

Does internal scar tissue after C-section soften with time? How long it takes? Feel like a knot of scar tissue after c sec.. plzz help

Depends: This is very difficult topic c multiple studies in how to prevent abd adhesions, this an individual response, from no reaction at all to severe adhesions, that in occasions develop complications as severe as intestinal obstructions, these are less common in whites, ; but is a individual response to scar formation. ...Read more

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Can internal scar tissue in upper back muscles caused from overuse, cause prickling burning sensations when it starts to heal when massaged?

Can internal scar tissue in upper back muscles caused from overuse, cause prickling burning sensations when it starts to heal when massaged?

Nerve pain: What you are describing is classic nerve pain. If you have not had back surgery the only other source of scar tissue would be from inflammation like arachnoiditis. Often the burning sensation is due to the release of inflammatory mediators as your trigger points are released thru massage. If it continues to be a problem see your physician. ...Read more

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There are two raised bumps at the end of my stitched scar on my face. Will these go away once the stitches (internal and external) are removed?

There are two raised bumps at the end of my stitched scar on my face. Will these go away once the stitches (internal and external) are removed?

Will probably recede: The raised bumps near sutures and suture knots are often hypertrophied tissue involving overgrowth around lesions or cuts. Sometimes they can leave scar but typically they disappear over time after the removal of suture material. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more