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. What does Minimal left basilar atelectasis or scarring mean?

. What does Minimal left basilar atelectasis or scarring mean?

Atelectasis: This means there is scarring or a small area of collapsed lung at the base of the left lung. ...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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Can someone tell me how long will my mild cutting scars last?

Can someone tell me how long will my mild cutting scars last?

Yes may leave mark: Yes but this may leave a mark that should be protected from the sun. Silicone gel may help. Avoid tobacco use. Keep fresh wounds clean and lightly moistened. ...Read more

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Hi, how can I cure mild scars in my face?

Hi, how can I cure mild scars in my face?

Derm plastic surgeon: See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon formamreviewmof the many options that are available and too numerous to review here. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have 2 disctechtomys in the space of 18 months? My first has now left substantial scar tissue meaning permanent pain what will help

Is it normal to have 2 disctechtomys in the space of 18 months? My first has now left substantial scar tissue meaning permanent pain what will help

Talk to your doctors: Not normal but not unheard of either scarring is a problem because attempts to remove it may just cause more scar to grow back. Talk to your doctors about options. You may need to see pain management. ...Read more

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What's the meaning on a healing scar if iit gets itchy?

What's the meaning on a healing scar if iit gets itchy?

Often occurs: As the swelling in a surgical site reduces, the feeling often begins to return gradually. At that time nerves begin to awaken, may become extra-sensitive (like when a dental local anesthetic is wearing off). Do not rub the area, as that may irritate the forming scar tissues. If persists, return to treating doctor for exam. Nerve return and itching is very gradual to resolve in many cases. ...Read more

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I have mild acne and I'm taking lymecycline and I was wondering if this would get rid of my scars?

I have mild acne and I'm taking lymecycline and I was wondering if this would get rid of my scars?

Won't touch scars: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. You also know not to use just an antibiotic as monotherapy for acne -- you also need a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid or both. Laser Rx, filler injection, or microsurgery may help the scars. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Minimal fibrotic scars seen in lower base lung. Does it indicate TB?

Minimal fibrotic scars seen in lower base lung. Does it indicate TB?

TB: Not necessarily. Old TB is generally seen in the upper lobes. Fibrotic scars may be the result of old nontuberculous pneumonia ...Read more

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I have had 2 c sections 28 years ago and a tummy tuck 7 years ago. The scar for the tummy tuck has opened. Approximately 1 CM, minimal bleeding.?

I have had 2 c sections 28 years ago and a tummy tuck 7 years ago. The scar for the tummy tuck has opened. Approximately 1 CM, minimal bleeding.?

Scar: Scars typically don't open up after 7 years. That being said a suture granuloma could explain this. You should be seen and examined by your plastic surgeon if that is possible. If you have changed areas use the asaps or asps websites to locate a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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I'm taking 100mg of minocycline for my cystic acne with minimal results. I also have terrible purple scars. Will Accutane help my cystic acne and scars?

I'm taking 100mg of minocycline for my cystic acne with minimal results. I also have terrible purple scars. Will Accutane help my cystic acne and scars?

Accutane is a good d: Accutane is a good drug for the treatment of acne and quite effective but you will need to be checked and guided by a skin specialist (dermatologist). It has side effects also, so it has to be carefully supervised by a physician. ...Read more

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I have had very mild to moderate pain on my right side of about 10 months off and on, very close to my appendectomy scar, could it be a cyst?

I have had very mild to moderate pain on my right side of about 10 months off and on, very close to my appendectomy scar, could it be a cyst?

Ovarian cyst is: Possibility, but other possible causes include such things as incisional hernia, entrapped nerve, Crohn's disease, etc. ...Read more

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For someone who has a mild condition of eczema causing the skin to scar and darken is there anything that can get the skin back to its original color?

For someone who has a mild condition of eczema causing the skin to scar and darken is there anything that can get the skin back to its original color?

Possibly: Eczema is frequently well controlled with cortisone type topical medicines. If there is full thickness scarring then improvement will be limited to the extent of damage. The damage most often comes from the excoriation caused by scratching to relieve the itch often accompanying eczema. Antipruritics therefore are important in treatment. ...Read more

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Excoriated acne, mild acne with scars, how should I treat it?

Excoriated acne, mild acne with scars, how should I treat it?

Acne and Scarring: It depends on what type of acne you have. There are different types of acne. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. Often, more than one type of treatment is needed depending on your skin. Treatment for the scars varies as well. ...Read more

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2 inch scar-like indentation on the back of my leg behind knee. Mild inflammation/pain feeling. What could this be?

2 inch scar-like indentation on the back of my leg behind knee. Mild inflammation/pain feeling. What could this be?

Knee pain: Pain behind the knee with swelling could mean an inflamed vein or thrombophlebitis. I would try a cool compress/water to apply on the leg and also would try an anti inflammatory like motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as needed. If you have persistent pain or trouble breathing it might indicate a more serious problem and you should see your doctor about it. Best to see your doctor about it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello, I have dry skin with mild acne on it and I also have some scars, can anyone help me out with this?

Hello, I have dry skin with mild acne on it and I also have some scars, can anyone help me out with this?

Seek dermatologist: It sounds like you would benefit from a prescription regimen such as Accutane in combination with a skin care regimen but you should first be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to lighten a surgical scar on my foot? Are there any natural options possible? Can I use mild at home peels to help? Thank you

What can I do to lighten a surgical scar on my foot? Are there any natural options possible? Can I use mild at home peels to help? Thank you

Tips for scars: If out in the sun, be sure to apply sunscreen to the scar--direct sunlight can make scars very unsightly. Vitamin E oil is great for scars--gently massage it in. I have also seen good results with Mederma. Alternatively, there are compound creams that pharmacies make for scar treatment. These usually have steroids and other medications. Careful with chemical peels, you may irritate it more. ...Read more

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22female oily/sensitive skin. Mild-moderate acne. I have a few deep scars. How can I make sure it doesn't get deeper and how to banish them?

22female oily/sensitive skin. Mild-moderate acne. I have a few deep scars. How can I make sure it doesn't get deeper and how to banish them?

Luckily U R young!: The scars affect the collagen layers and can be improved significantly with cosmetic laser. I have seen them completely reversed with the Genesis laser in rebuilding collagen. It will take several treatments over several mos. Your whole face can be treated at the same time. So your pores will be minimized, and you'll have radiant skin again. No worries! Creams & Lotions aren't permanent solutions. ...Read more

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Do mild soap help to remove acne scar? Pls help

Do mild soap help to remove acne scar? Pls help

No: Soap does not remove scars. Abrasive, chemical peels or lasers can reduce scars. You can try an abrasive wash at home on a regular basis. If that is not helping then see a doctor or esthetician. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of mild acne and acne scars quickly?

How can I get rid of mild acne and acne scars quickly?

Tretinoin cream: Visit your dermatologist for a prescription night-cream tretinoin. This is a very effective cream for mild acne (blackheads, whiteheads) and will help with scars as well. ...Read more

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I had surgery years ago in my mouth for a big Mucocele I had, and now my scar causes me a mild pain. Why would that be?

I had surgery years ago in my mouth for a big Mucocele I had, and now my scar causes me a mild pain. Why would that be?

Pain: When the surgery was done tissue had to be cut in order to remove the mucocele. Some small nerves inevitably are cut resulting is irreversible damage to the small nerves. Unfortunately what you are experiencing is a normal sequelae to surgery. ...Read more

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I have mild acne, redness, a superficial scar and a prominent smile line I wanna try fractional laser but im worried. Does it damage the skin?

I have mild acne, redness, a superficial scar and a prominent smile line I wanna try fractional laser but im worried. Does it damage the skin?

First things first: Before you consider doing any of this, get your acne under control with topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid. If needed, your physician can add something else. Then, ask your twelve closest friends (some of each sex) whether you should have the scar / "smile lines" lasered. Most will probably say, "Huh? " For a 21 year old man, looking good is about physical fitness, not face touch-ups. ...Read more

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I'm on week 3 of tretinon and my face is all gross. I had mild acne but now my face looks like connect the dots with acne scars. What should I do?

I'm on week 3 of tretinon and my face is all gross. I had mild acne but now my face looks like connect the dots with acne scars. What should I do?

Keep Going: It is not unusual for acne to get worse on this medicine before it gets better. I always warn my patients about this before they start. Be patient it means it is working. It will get better. ...Read more

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Annual chest xray (smoker) always clear no known infect in 10+yrs (last bronchitis) mild scar in left low lobe this year just show now from10yr ago?

Annual chest xray (smoker) always clear no known infect in 10+yrs (last bronchitis) mild scar in left low lobe this year just show now from10yr ago?

May not be scar: Could be a tiny area of collapsed lung, called atelectasis, which is very common and benign.

Also, technology keeps getting better, so the chest xrays are more detailed, especially digital radiography.

Also, the scar may have been developing all along, and just became big/dense enough to see.

Lastly, make sure your doctor is not concerned about the results - if they are, consider workup with ct. ...Read more

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Can a 0.05% tretinoine cream help the red marks, caused by old acne, present on my face + some mild scars? If no, what do I use instead? If yes, time?

Can a 0.05% tretinoine cream help the red marks, caused by old acne, present on my face + some mild scars? If no, what do I use instead? If yes, time?

Won't work: The red marks will fade only with time. The scars can be managed only by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Manage your disease if still active and I am sorry you were not treated scientifically when you should have been. These marks matter little if you're otherwise living and presenting yourself well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had an abdominal hysterectomy 6years ago and had random mild pain where the incision was made, pain is more sever & regular now, is it scar tissue?

I had an abdominal hysterectomy 6years ago and had random mild pain where the incision was made, pain is more sever & regular now, is it scar tissue?

Adhesions: Have a general surgeon evaluate you as adhesions or a small incisional hernia could be the problem. This consultation should be carried out as soon as possible in view of the frequency and severity of the symptoms. Don't wait for symptoms of abdominal distension, vomiting or severe tenderness which are advanced and serious symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more