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I have mld hydronephrosis in R kidney from lithotripsy scar tissue - Mod. pain, ER says see uro in 5 days. -no ins.- Prognosis of no intervention?

I have mld hydronephrosis in R kidney from lithotripsy scar tissue - Mod. pain, ER says see uro in 5 days. -no ins.- Prognosis of no intervention?

Health care : You should have it taken care of. If there is anatomical blockage it needs to be worked up. And also under affordable health care act you will qualify for health insurance. Go to healthcare.gov and see what your options are. But have this taken care of. Best of luck ...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 believe that I have scar tissue in my penis from kidney stones and lithotripsy. Should I get this taken care of?

I believe that I have scar tissue in my penis from kidney stones and lithotripsy. Should I get this taken care of?

I am confused: Your question is a bit vague. Kidney stones and eswl do not cause scar in the penis. If you are referring to peyronie's, thi sis not cause by that. Urethral stricture (scarring) is totally different and if you had any instrumentation you are at risk and it may need to be fixed. ...Read more

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2 ureteroscopys &2 lithotripsys done.The last 1showed great scarring in ureter.Have constant flank pain.No help/relief from many drs.Help! Please!

2 ureteroscopys &2 lithotripsys done.The last 1showed great scarring in ureter.Have constant flank pain.No help/relief from many drs.Help! Please!

Need more info: You have apparently had a workup by a urologist and I am surprised that you are still looking for a plan of more help. My advice is to get a second opinion and make an appointment with the head of urology at a large medical institution. That person will be able to secure a copy of all the tests that have been done and help you. It's the right thing to do,. ...Read more

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Scar tissue is a variety of what?

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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Scar tissue after plantar fibroma ?

Scar tissue: This is the usual nightmare for plantar fibroma excision. If this occurs i usually start aggressive physical therapy with steroid injections. I also add the cutting edge laser which breaks down scar tissue (10 sessions, once a week, 15 min a session). ...Read more

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What does scar tissue on ovaries mean?

What does scar tissue on ovaries mean?

A Finding on exam: This means that scars on the ovaries were found during a laparoscopic, surgical, ultrasonic or other diagnostic evaluation. They need to be taken in context of additional findings and complaints. For example it may be one cause of infertility or abdominal pain. The causes are multiple. Treatment will vary depending on the cause and goals. ...Read more

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What does scar tissue look like on mri?

What does scar tissue look like on mri?

Varies: Sometimes not visible, but if large enough appears like an increased density (white appearing). Mri is good for visualizing differing density of soft tissue, including scars. ...Read more

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What could cause scar tissue in the liver?

What could cause scar tissue in the liver?

Cirrhosis: Scar tissue in the liver is also referred to as cirrhosis. It can be caused by excessive long term alcohol use, chronic hepatitis, bad fatty liver and some other more rare causes. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue infertility be ever be "cured"?

Yes and no,: Depending. Minimal adhesions ('scar') can often be treated surgically and be 'good as new.' denser or more extensive adhesions can also often be improved with surgery, but may still be somewhat abnormal. Whether adhesions are imporatnt in infertility is also variable. ...Read more

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What does scar tissue in the abdomen feel like?

Depends on time: When scar is initially forming, the sites should feel firm, maybe lumpy or raised. With time, healing gradually progresses with increased blood flow and fibrous tissue (scar) is laid down to hold tissues together. In time it softens and becomes less noticeable. If from internal surgery scarring may form adhesions which can cause pain, gas, etc. See your physician. ...Read more

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Is there a non-surgical way to remove scar tissue?

Is there a non-surgical way to remove scar tissue?

Non-surgical scar Rx: Plastic surgeons can lessen scars by a variety of methods including some non-surgical methods. For example, dermabrasion or lasers can lessen scars and these do not involve cutting. See your doctor to find out what method is best for your scar tissue. Not all scars are alike and no one treatment will work for everyone. Sometimes we use a combination of treatments for best results. ...Read more

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Can tanning in uv light cause scar tissue to worsen?

Yes: Tanning can make a scars appearance worse due to the fact that scar tissue has less melanin than normal tissue. ...Read more

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What is lattice degeneration and what is scar tissue?

What is lattice degeneration and what is scar tissue?

Retinal changes: Lattice is the response of the peripheral retina to strain threatening to tear the retina. It lays down pigment to hold the retina in place. Scar is the response to actual physical damage and is the deposition of reparative tissue to elimnate the effects of the damage. Both are considered weak points over a lifetime increasing the susceptibility for retinal detachment. ...Read more

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How can I get pain releif from scar tissue and keloids?

How can I get pain releif from scar tissue and keloids?

Injection, surgery: Many keloids respond to injections of an anti-inflammatory like triamcinolone. Others can be surgically removed by a qualified dermatologic or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What symtoms does scar tissue on the ovaries can cause?

What symtoms does scar tissue on the ovaries can cause?

Pain: Can cause pelvic pain, which can become a chronic problem. Make sure that you and your partner have both been treated for chlamydia before resuming intercourse, otherwise you will just pass it back and forth to one another. ...Read more

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Are there stretches that break up scar tissue in ankles?

Ankle Stiffness: Sterching the ankle can help improve flexibility and range of motion, therby decreasing adhesions and some scar tissue. Deep cros friction massage and exercises like bycling or swimming would help. Physical therpay would be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Is it true that buff muscles are created from scar tissue?

Is it true that buff muscles are created from scar tissue?

No: What actually happens is that muscle enlarges as a result of maximum stress being applied, even for a short time, in resistance training or work. This may damage the muscle membranes somewhat as evidenced by increased muscle enzymes in circulation. But this is unrelated to scar, which requires vessels be torn. I'm sorry somebody presented you with this disinformation. Best wishes.. ...Read more

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Would scar tissue usually make a healed surgical wound painful?

No: The scar by itself is not and should not be painful. If a nerve is stuck in the scar, then it may cause pain. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of scar tissue vs. Normal skin regeneration?

Scar is normal: Healing with scar tissue is part of the normal healing process. At times a scar can become wide - a hypertrophic scar or the scar can keep on growing as in a keloid. Hypertrophic or keloid scars may need some treatment such as surgical scar revision or cortisone injections. See you doctor if you think you are having excess scarring. ...Read more

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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. James Dukelow
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Lithotripsy (Definition)

It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass ...Read more