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Lithotripsy And Scar Tissue
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers