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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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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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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 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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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

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How to ease the pain of scar tissue?

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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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. Andrew Berry
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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