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At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks for initial healing, but scars will continue to fade even months after this especially if they are kept well moisturized and out of the sun. ...Read more
I had a laparotomy 2.5 weeks ago, everything looks fine on the outside but when i touch the scar, inside feels thicker on the left shud i be worried?
Not to worry: You may develop scar tissue and swellling, and the area may feel thicker as you mentioned. It will take some more days / weeks for the inflammation to completely go down. If you develop drainage through the scar or worsening pain you should contact your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a laparotomy 3 months ago, I have a burning sensation in part of the scar, when i bend or twist. What is this, or will it go away?
How to identify if a scar is a keloid. I have a post surgical scar in my abdomen following laparotomy as on 3 oct 2012?
Simple Silicone: Simple, inexpensive, non-invasive silicone treatment first (myscaraway, from walgreens or online), if that doesn't help within a few weeks, then go and seek care from a healthcare professional. You may require steroid/bleomycin injections, or electron-beam radiotherapy, if it is a keloid (very rare in whites, more in pigmented skin races) but try the simple stuff first. Hypertrophic scar also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a laparotomy some 4 months back, n the scar looks ugly. What cream /gel is the best to use? Doctor prescribed hexilak?
What is the best way to get fibroids removed? Heard someone had her removed through surgery and ended up with a scar that led to infertility.
Avoid surgery: In general, if you are trying to conceive it is best to avoid surgery for fibroids unless they are submucous (located inside the uterine cavity) or extremely large. A myomectomy carries a high risk for pelvic adhesions which can cause infertility. Get more than one opinion and make sure that at least one opinion is from a reputable reproductive endocrinologist before you consider surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sun Protection: While many over-the-counter products may claim to help with scar healing, the best way to minimize discoloration from a scar is to minimize sun exposure. Sunlight tends to cause temporary darkening of scars so avoidance and use of sunscreen are the best solution. Most darkening from scars will fade with time, but if they persist, dermatologists can use lasers and creams to help them fade. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a lot of scars all over my body. Is there a surgery to replace the entire top layer of skin?
Sorry, no: Even if there were, it would not remove the scars as they are deeper than the top layer of skin. Pick the one or two you hate the most and show them to a plastic surgeon so he can advise you about ways to minimize their appearance and work from there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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