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Doctor insights on: Inflamed Scar Tissue

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Can scar tissue become inflamed when rubbed and prodded?

Can scar tissue become inflamed when rubbed and prodded?

Absolutely: scar tissue is extrememly vascular and sensitive to touch, and can be painful when rubbed. I like silicone sheeting, and injection of steroids into scars (and sometimes laser treatments), that helps a lot. ...Read more

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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I am a 77 yr old man with badly inflamed urethra with no stones or scar tissue that is resistant to both AMPICILLIN 500mg & DOXYCLINE 100mg Lota pain.

I am a 77 yr old man with badly inflamed urethra with no stones or scar tissue that is resistant to both AMPICILLIN 500mg & DOXYCLINE 100mg Lota pain.

See Urologist: After 2 courses of antibiotics, is likely that your problem is not bacterial. Viral or fungal etiologies come to mind, and both have slightly different clinical presentations. Would recommend seeing a urologist if your PCP's care has not helped. There are treatments available once a proper diagnosis has been made. ...Read more

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Scar tissue, can it cause pain?

Scar tissue, can it cause pain?

Yes: Some scar tissue particularly keloid may be associated with pain. This is not completely understood but it clearly associated with inflammation because steroid injections will produce improvements in as little as 3 days. In other situations, scar tissue will entrap nerves as improvement may require surgical release. ...Read more

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How can scar tissue be removed?

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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Scar tissue is a variety of what?

Unclear: I'm not sure what your question is. Scar tissue is a an area of fibrous tissue where there has been an injury. It has the same building blocks as normal tissue but they are arranged in such a way that they are usually stiffer. There can be increased blood flow in the area with redness or an increase in pigment. ...Read more

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How to deal with hard scar tissue?

How to deal with hard scar tissue?

You can consult with: A dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for an individualized treatment option. Other options include scar deactivation with or without electric stimulation or scar injection (homeopathic solution - not steroids) by an acupuncturist. ...Read more

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How to ease the pain of scar tissue?

Silicone gel & injet: Usually sign of unstable scar formation. Topical silicone gel coupled with either use of serial steroid injections or use of stromal cells/prp injected into scar base will improve the irritation and quiet the pain. Time usually resolves the pain, but itching or burning sensations usually indicate a poor healing at site, needing some attention from your doctor. ...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

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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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more