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Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Can happen but: not common in all , will heal in couple of wks, and pain will go away once heals completely , don't worry you will be fine. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wound Healing (Definition)

Wound healing is a field of study in which a person looks at factors that helps wounds heal and factors that are harmful to wounds trying to heal, in order to find the best treatment for each wound. Wounds can be from infections, surgeries, accidents, etc... Poorly healing wounds can occur where there is inadequate blood circulation, such ...Read more


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What are factors that inhibit wound healing?

What are factors that inhibit wound healing?

Inhibit wound 2 heal: Infection, nicotine, lack of arterial flow, pressure or shearing on the wound and underlying bone, weeping from venous pressure and swelling, malnutrition and occasionally poor wound care are the inhibitors to wound healing. Okay to see your doc if your wound is not healing. Be well. ...Read more

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How does wound healing work?

How does wound healing work?

Complicated process: Multiple factors involved. White blood cells and platelets travel to the site for immune system and blood clotting. Collagen fibers heal across, and new blood vessels grow in. Collagen fibers remodel. Proper body protein level and appropriate vitamin levels help with healing. Poor nutrition, diabetes, cigarette smoking, infection, poor blood supply, Prednisone can delay or prevent proper healing. ...Read more

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What are barriers to wound healing?

Complicated answer: Certainly blood flow should be adequate, the wound should be as clean as possible if not generated in a sterile environment like the or. Nutritional factors may play a role in healing if the person has suffered a setback in that way. Most people in our society who are impair the bodies ability to heal normally. ...Read more

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Are there certain types of diets the slows down wound healing?

Are there certain types of diets the slows down wound healing?

Poor nutrition: Even a reasonably good diet usually is adequate for wound healing, there are no normal foods that will delay healing but certain dietary deficiencies, especially protein will. Deficient zinc or vitamin c may, diabetes has a negative effect even in ideal blood sugar control meaning elevated blood sugar is only part of the effect. ...Read more

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What are phases of wound healing?

What are phases of wound healing?

Phases of wound heal: The three phases are initial inflammation; second proliferation; and third, remodeling. Each of these phases can be subdivided into further divisions but these overlap considerably. ...Read more

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What do they do at a "wound healing center" that is different from home?

What do they do at a "wound healing center" that is different from home?

Complete Wound Care: A wound center should provide a more comprehensive treatment for non- healing wounds. This would include nutritional, vascular and infectious disease management. The wound clinic would continue to evaluate and change treatments as needed. Surgical debridement is the removal of dead (necrotic) tissue. There are patient compliance issues addressed at home, as well as dressing changes and IV therapy. ...Read more

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Not sure why resident used a term like poor wound healing then left. I really need to know what that means.?

Need more info: Likely this means that you have not had the expected outcome. Poor wound healing can be caused by many factors including infections, malnutrition, diabetes, renal failure, smoking, anemia, medications like steroids or chemotherapy, poor blood supply etc., not offloading appropriately, and occasionally poor surgical technique. Next time ask him exactly what he means. ...Read more

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What are the roles of cytokines and integrins in wound healing?

What are the roles of cytokines and integrins in wound healing?

Needs a big textbook: Cytokines are released by lymphocytes and regulate other cells and parts or the immune system. Integrins directly "tell" immune cells whats going on in the "extracellular space" the immune system is the starting point for wound healing and these help regulate some of the cells involved as well as directly and indirectly affecting growth factors and matrix metaloproteinases needed to heal. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to speed up skin regrowth/wound healing?

Can there be any way to speed up skin regrowth/wound healing?

Wound Healing: Wound healing is a complex field and many treatment options are available. Epithelialization (skin regrowth) occurs after establishing a healing wound bed. More rapid healing of wounds may decrease scar tissue. Bioengineered skin substitute (apligraf) can be used when appropriate to speed the healing of wounds, although oly approved for certain conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wounds is also known as Injuries and wounds. A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more