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Doctor insights on: Incision Aftercare

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What is incision biopsy?

What is incision biopsy?

'to cut' biopsy: 'Incisional biopsy' literally means to 'cut out some tissue' to get a good sample of a particular lesion (usually skin but can be any biopsy). An excisional biopsy is similiar but this refers to removing the whole lesion with normal tissue around it (as in a small dark mole removed). Biopsies are sent to a pathologist who 'reads' the slides under a microscope looking for abnormal cells/diseases. ...Read more

Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more


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What does an infected incision look like?

Red, Hot, Tender: An infected incision will look very red and blanch to the touch. It will also be very warm and tender to the touch. There will be more swelling than normal. There may or may not be pus or foul smelling drainage coming from the wound. If your wound has any of these characteristics you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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How long to find out about incision biopsy?

How long to find out about incision biopsy?

~48hrs: Most basic pathology results from a biopsy should be available in ~48hrs. The tissue needs to fix in formalin for a particular amount of time (6hrs-overnight) then be processed, slides made and stained, then interpreted. Each of these steps takes time. Additional staining or deeper cuts for furthe evaluation/markers may add another day before the full results are back. ...Read more

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What are examples of incisions for c sections?

What are examples of incisions for c sections?

Pfannenstiel/Kerr.: The most common type of skin incision for a cesarean section is called pfannenstiel — aka bikini cut. The most common type of uterine incision for a cesarean section is called kerr (lower uterine transverse). More unusual skin incisions include the midline vertical and the right paramedian vertical. Less usual uterine incisions include the kroenig (lower uterine vertical) and classical cesareans. ...Read more

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What does granulation me with respect to an incision?

Normal growth: Granulation or granulation tissue is a lumpy bumpy and healthy pink appearing surface of repairing tissue. This is the appearance of normal tissue as it regrows. ...Read more

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How long for incision to heal from testicular removal?

Thanks for asking!: Most of the healing will occur within the first 10-14 days with complete healing generally 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Gallbladder incisions when can I take the bandages off?

Ask your surgeon: You would have been given postoperative instructions after surgery. Depends on what bandages were used. Do not get gauze bandages wet. Some surgical tapes or glue are meant to stay on a week. Ask your surgeon what to do for your specific situation. ...Read more

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After surgery is the incision wound supposed to be hard?

Maybe: Because inflammation due to the trauma of surgery can cause fluid collection and "induration" which is a hard feel to the tissue. ...Read more

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Can I use baneocine cream on incisions to make it heal?

Can I use baneocine cream on incisions to make it heal?

Antibiotic cream: Baneocin cream contains two antibiotics. If an incision is on an exposed area of skin, it can prevent bacteria from contaminating the incision. This will allow the incision to heal more readily. ...Read more

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Are surgical incisions supposed to be hard after surgery?

Scar ridge: Depending on the size and location of the incision a scar ridge forms as a normal part of the healing process. The scar can feel hard and the ridge can last up to a year. However, best to check with your surgeon, as there can be other causes/problems, like infection. ...Read more

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Why would my incision still hurt 5 months out from a tah?

Why would my incision still hurt 5 months out from a tah?

See the surgeon: Hi, pain at the abdominal incision site after the site has healed could be from various causes. The most common would be the formation of an incisional hernia(is there any bulging at the site) or entrapment of a nerve by the healing process at the site of the incision. Please see the surgeon who performed the operation. ...Read more

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Precisely where are the incisions made in a midface lift?

Precisely where are the incisions made in a midface lift?

Well hidden: Usually in the ear crease (on the front side of the ear), around the earlobe, up the crease in back of the ear and then down the hairline. In the majority of patients this is a very inconspicuous scar. ...Read more

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How to get your incision to stop itching??? 12 days postop

Any med?: Many people use antibiotics on wounds. Bacitracin, neosporin, triple antibiotic are common. NONE OF THESE PREVENTS OR TREATS INFECTION. They are common sensitizers, causing itchy allergic reactions. People sometimes are allergic to adhesive tape. Where is the incision? How large? Why? Stitches? See the Dr who gave you the incision. ...Read more

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What will be done to make my back incision safe after surgery?

What will be done to make my back incision safe after surgery?

Keep it clean: The wound care after surgery, consists of keeping the wound clean and dry, you could clean it with anti septic solutions, if the doctor give antibiotic to take use as directed. ...Read more

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How long does it take mpfl reconstruction surgery incision to heal?

Incision: It usually takes 2-3 weeks for incisions to heal. Even then they still will be tender and weaker than skin that has not been cut. Be patient and follow the instructions of your surgeon. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens in a contact lens aftercare appointment?

Could you tell me what happens in a contact lens aftercare appointment?

As follows: You are asked some questions regarding your lenses and the vision and contact lens fit is checked. ...Read more

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How long will the incision be, and what can I expect in terms of scarring?

How long will the incision be, and what can I expect in terms of scarring?

Depends: Length of the incision depends on the surgery. Be confident that surgeons will make the length as long as necessary to perform their surgery. Scarring will also depend on the surgery procedure, location of surgery, skill of the surgeon, type of sutures (stitches) used, infection or other complications and the patient's ability to form scar tissue. Best to discuss these issues with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I keep my underwear from rubbing against my incision. Its painful?

How can I keep my underwear from rubbing against my incision. Its painful?

You can't: You may need to wear some other underwear — or loose clothing for a bit. You might need a bandage on the incision. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a bikini incision. It healed but now hurts after about a year. Why is that?

Nerve damage: Whenever you have any operation, it is unavoidable to cut nerves in the skin, even for small incisions. As the nerves try to grow back, they encounter the scar, and can form a neuroma. Speak to your doctor, you may benefit from a trigger point injection in the area and gain some relief. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time does it take for an incision & drainage wound to heal?

Can you tell me how much time does it take for an incision & drainage wound to heal?

NAtural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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My old incision from over 20 years a hysterectomy suddenly turns black and blue.why?

My old incision from over 20 years a hysterectomy suddenly turns black and blue.why?

Should get checked: Given the time period, assuming it hasn't been a problem before it is unlikely the surgery has anything to do with the discoloration/bruising now. You should get it checked out with a physician (doesn't have to be OBGyn) to look for causes of random/easy bruising ...Read more

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If one ovary is cut, then how long should wait 4 sex along with pain at incision site??

If one ovary is cut, then how long should wait 4 sex along with pain at incision site??

Several factors to: Consider. Nobody does full abdomenal incisions, so one can assume laparoscopic. BUT depends a LOT on the underlying disease and residual pain. The scar probably would be ok in 2-3 day if it is under 1 inch. Should certainly wait at least one day past when pain free. ...Read more

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Can u tell me why my right side and incision site hurt when I work 3 months out of a hysterectomy?

Unsure: Depending on how your surgery was done, you could expect to have some pain for up to 4 or 6 months. The only way to get a really good idea of the cause for your pain would be to have an exam. You could call the surgeon who did your surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of incisions are needed for fat transfer? How big are the incisions for fat transfer? .

What kind of incisions are needed for fat transfer? How big are the incisions for fat transfer? 

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Fat Transfer Scars: Fat transfer only requires tiny incisions just big enough for the liposuction cannula to remove fat (generally 2-4 mm in size).

http://drnichter.com/fat-grafts-face-buttocks-breast/. ...Read more

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How long should it take for an IV port placement incision to heal? Is it normal for it to be itchy?

How long should it take for an IV port placement incision to heal? Is it normal for it to be itchy?

7 days: Healing following port placement is about a week, and that is when sutures are generally removed, although many surgeons close wounds with subcuticular sutures which dissolve with time, and don't require removal. Itching in newly healing wounds is quite common, and avoid scratching for it may result in hypertrophic scar, even keloid formation. ...Read more

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Following incision, will they do something to the fluid or let the wound open throughout after surgery?

Following incision, will they do something to the fluid or let the wound open throughout after surgery?

May be left open.: Following an incision of a draining wound, the surgical site is often left partially open to allow for drainage and possible serial debridement. ...Read more