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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

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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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How much stronger is normal tissue compared to scar tissue?

How much stronger is normal tissue compared to scar tissue?

Quite the opposite: Depending on what kind of tissue you are referring to (skin, tissue under the skin, etc.), scar tissue is actually stronger than normal tissue because scar tissue, which is very fibrous, not like the normal tissue around where the scar is located. ...Read more

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What color/colors is scar tissue suppose to look like when it fully heals?

What color/colors is scar tissue suppose to look like when it fully heals?

Similar to nearby: The scar generally assumes a final color similar to the surrounding skin, but it can take up to a year to get to that point. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have 2 disctechtomys in the space of 18 months? My first has now left substantial scar tissue meaning permanent pain what will help

Talk to your doctors: Not normal but not unheard of either scarring is a problem because attempts to remove it may just cause more scar to grow back. Talk to your doctors about options. You may need to see pain management. ...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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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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Will scar tissue show up on an x ray?

Usually not: Scar tissue will not show up on routine x-rays. An MRI on the other hand may be able to locate scar tissue much better. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does scar tissue build up after surgery?

Normal process: Surgery is a trauma to the tissues. Inflammation results which is part of the healing process. Fibrous tissue is the end result. Hence the scar, or adhesions if internal. ...Read more

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Would scar tissue appear ten years aftr surgery?

No: Scar tissue appears on a microscopic level within days after surgery, and it usually subsides as much as it ever will after about two years. However, some people develop hypertrophic or keloid scars, and these require additional treatment to improve their appearance. ...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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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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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