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Doctor insights on: Fibrotic Scar Tissue

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Tongue biopsy scar tissue permanent?

Tongue biopsy scar tissue permanent?

Yes: Any biopsy will heal normally with some scar tissue. This is true in the tongue or anywhere else. Like other scars a tongue scar will slowly improve with tiime. ...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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Scar tissue after plantar fibroma ?

Scar tissue after plantar fibroma ?

Scar tissue: This is the usual nightmare for plantar fibroma excision. If this occurs i usually start aggressive physical therapy with steroid injections. I also add the cutting edge laser which breaks down scar tissue (10 sessions, once a week, 15 min a session). ...Read more

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Does prolotherapy cause scar tissue or new tissue?

Does prolotherapy cause scar tissue or new tissue?

New tissue: Good question. The point of prolotherapy is to create new tissue within ligaments. When a ligament has been strained it's like a rubber band that's lost its spring ; no longer effectively holds our bones together. Prolotherapy stimulates regeneration of the ligaments- not scar tissue! see http://www.Caringmedical.Com/prolotherapyblog/todays-vlog-does-prolotherapy-cause-scar-tissue/. ...Read more

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Is scar tissue on throat cancerous?

No: Scar tissue in the region of the throat is usually the response to an inflammatory process. Biopsy reveals fibroblastic tissue but no malignant cells Scar tissue is very rarely found in throat cancer but rather a non healing area of ulceration. ...Read more

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What is fibrocollagenous tissue and adipose tissue?

Good question: Fibrocollagenous tissue is the connective tissue throughout our bodies that help maintain shape and function. Adipose tissue is fat. ...Read more

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Please interpret this tissue biopsy. Fibrous pericardium with granulation tissue and fibrinous exudate. There is mild fibroplasia?

Please interpret this tissue biopsy. Fibrous pericardium with granulation tissue and fibrinous exudate.  There is mild fibroplasia?

Healing: The pericardium has been injured in some way, perhaps by surgery or there may be a healing infection. What is means most of all is there isn't tumor. ...Read more

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Is scar tissue likely to become skin cancer?

Is scar tissue likely to become skin cancer?

It can: The following risk factors increase the risk of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers: •old scars, burns, ulcers, or areas of inflammation on the skin. (this is taken from the national cancer institute website). ...Read more

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Does massaging help flatten raised or hypertrophic scar tissue?

Does massaging help flatten raised or hypertrophic scar tissue?

Yes, it can: I will often have my patients massage raised scars to help hasten their maturation. It may not help, but it certainly doesn't hurt. ...Read more

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Would scar tissue usually make a healed surgical wound painful?

Would scar tissue usually make a healed surgical wound painful?

No: The scar by itself is not and should not be painful. If a nerve is stuck in the scar, then it may cause pain. ...Read more

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Does scar tissue on glans look red?

Does scar tissue on glans look red?

See PCP/Urologist: Fresh scar tissue anywhere will be red and indurated. It takes a few months for the natural scar maturation to occur and for scars to fade. As you have not mentioned the cause, therefore it would be best to see your pcp or a urologist to ensure that a correct diagnosis and treatment is being considered. ...Read more

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Can melanoma grow back in scar tissue?

Can melanoma grow back in scar tissue?

Sure...: ...if not entirely removed the first time. Don't delay getting rechecked please. ...Read more

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How to lighten scar tissue?

How to lighten scar tissue?

Laser/hydroquinone : Scars can be lightened with lasers and or hydroquinone. A dermatologist or a plastic surgeon may be helpful. ...Read more

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Do abortions cause scar tissue?

Sometimes: Frequent abortions, infected abortions and abortions occurring farther along in pregnancy are associated with a condition called asherman's syndrome, which is scarring in the uterus. ...Read more

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How can scar tissue be removed?

Excision: Scar tissue is rarely removed from sites of organ damage but rather from cutaneous areas where the scar is visible and occasionally painful. At this time it may be widely excised but to prevent recurrence a steroid can be injected into the would like Kenalog (triamcinolone) which produces a strong anti inflammatory response. ...Read more

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Does platelet rich plasma injections to ligaments cause scar tissue or new connective tissue?

Does platelet rich plasma injections to ligaments cause scar tissue or new connective tissue?

Both: Injecting platelet rich plasma is supposed to amplify the response of the repair cells by supplying growth factors to the area of injection. It's a good theory, but evidence of other than short term changes is lacking. ...Read more

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Could minor injury causes scar tissue?

Could minor injury causes scar tissue?

Yes: scar tissue is the response of tissue, skin or organ to a traumatic or inflammatory process that requires healing of the site of injury. The body repairs the damage by filling in a defect and adding strength to the site by producing a fibroblastic response ...Read more

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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

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more