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Doctor insights on: Internal Scar Tissue Post Thyroidectomy

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Can scar tissue after thyroidectomy appear 5 years later?

Can scar tissue after thyroidectomy appear 5 years later?

Scar tissue?: Scar tissue typically forms and reforms for the first 12-18 months after any surgery. If scar tissue continues to grow after that in may be something else - keloid, lymph nodes, etc. Or in the case of thyroidectomy you may have thyroid tissue that has begun growing again in that area. If this is suspicious or if your original surgery was for cancer i would recommend a biopsy. Make an appointment. ...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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Just had a completion thyroidectomy 9 days ago. Wht is the best cream/brand to use on my fresh scar? Pls help me! its very fresh obvs!

Just had a completion thyroidectomy 9 days ago. Wht is the best cream/brand to use on my fresh scar? Pls help me! its very fresh obvs!

Usually nothing: Post surgical scars and trauma scars can usually do well on there own. There are many products that claim to help, but there is little proof. That being said, many feel they can help. Go to the first aid aisle at any pharmacy. Always remember to not get too much sun exposure on the incision for that first year after surgery (sunscreen). Hypertrophic scars can be treated too. ...Read more

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Dr. Bogar: how many successful total thyroidectomy surgeries have you performed on adults? And, is there a way to ensure that the scar isn't too bad?

Dr. Bogar: how many successful total thyroidectomy surgeries  have you performed on adults? And, is there a way to ensure that the scar isn't too bad?

Lots and Yes: I perform approximately 2-3 thyroid surgeries per week on adults. There are 2 approaches i currently use to minimize or avoid neck scar. First, i typically make as small an incision as possible. Second, in appropriately selected patients, i offer robotic assisted thyroidectomy which allows me to take out the thyroid through an incision in the armpit and therefore totally avoid a neck incision. ...Read more

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I am 2 weeks post total thyroidectomy. My scar is now burning and feels tender. I's that normal? No signs of infection

I am 2 weeks post total thyroidectomy. My scar is now burning and feels tender. I's that normal? No signs of infection

Likely nerves: This is likely due to the recovery of sensory cutaneous nerves from the cervical plexus that may have been compressed or injured during he incision. For the most part these will recover with very little sequelae. Hypersenstitivuty is common in any early wound. Please discuss with your surgeon as other causes could be responsible such as suture sensitivity. ...Read more

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Firm, non-tender, crescent-shaped lump above total thyroidectomy scar three weeks post-op. Would massage be of benefit, or should I give it time?

Yes: massage+time: This may benefit from time and massage. However there may be another minor problem such as suture abscess or hematoma. This may require incision and drainage or aspiration or injection. Your surgeon is the best person to determine this. ...Read more

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2 wks post op thyroidectomy. Skin pulls up when I swallow. The MD had a term for it but I can't remember ? Suggested I massage scar manually. Name?

Scar tissue: After some types of surgery one may develop adhesions that are fibrous bands and I think that is what your surgeon was referring to. Also the surface of the skin may have a scar. His/her suggestion is well taken. Use a good hand lotion when massaging.Be gentle. ...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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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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What can you do to minimize internal scar tissue after back surgery?

Newer Biologics : In the past we had certain chemical materials to prevent scarring around the nerves. Ones own fat from the wound may in some cases help. There are newer biologics such as amniotic membrane that also can reduce scar formation. ...Read more

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Can internal scar tissue be removed that resulted from back surgery?

Yes: Internal scar tissue can be removed but there is a risk that it will grow back and perhaps be worse than before. ...Read more

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Does internal scar tissue after C-section soften with time ?How long it takes? Feel like a knot of scar tissue after c sec. .plzz help

Does internal scar tissue after C-section soften with time ?How long  it takes? Feel like a knot of scar tissue after c sec. .plzz help

Depends: This is very difficult topic c multiple studies in how to prevent abd adhesions , this an individual response , from no reaction at all to severe adhesions , that in occasions develop complications as severe as intestinal obstructions , these are less common in whites , ; but is a individual response to scar formation. ...Read more

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Can internal scar tissue in upper back muscles caused from overuse, cause prickling burning sensations when it starts to heal when massaged ?

Can internal scar tissue in upper back muscles caused from overuse, cause prickling burning sensations when it starts to heal when massaged ?

Nerve pain: What you are describing is classic nerve pain. If you have not had back surgery the only other source of scar tissue would be from inflammation like arachnoiditis . Often the burning sensation is due to the release of inflammatory mediators as your trigger points are released thru massage. If it continues to be a problem see your physician. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have internal scar tissue on my nerves after my first rib resection? Is there anything I can do to prevent it?

Pain: you would have pain in the region, achy, burning usually. The only means of prevention is to prevent injury. No real way of avoiding the pain, if it is coming after the injury. ...Read more

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Does internal scar tissue form around internal absorbable sutures? The scar is raised on same side I felt the end of the suture poking up to my skin.

Does internal scar tissue form around internal absorbable sutures? The scar is raised on same side I felt the end of the suture poking up to my skin.

Scar face.: It certainly sounds reasonable, especially if near the surface of the skin. Unfortunately, there is no way of telling if the fibrous tissue will resolve. Scar tissue is one of the problematic consequences of placing sutures. ...Read more

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I bit all of the healing scar tissue out of my inner cheeks and lips again. What could happen? My mouths been painful,sores, &lips red and swollen.

I bit all of the healing scar tissue out of my inner cheeks and lips again. What could happen? My mouths been painful,sores, &lips red and swollen.

Cheek, lip biting: Biting the inside of the cheek and lip can become a serious issue. Seek a professional right away. Once healed it can re-traumatized again. It takes about 2 weeks to heal unless re-bitten. When the injury occurs get some melting crushed ice in your mouth. Run ice under warm water before you put it in your mouth. If you don't the ice may freeze to your mouth. ...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)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more