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I want to have abdominoplasty and am on immune suppressing drugs for r. A. Cuts take a long time to heal. Am I a poor candidate for surgery?

I want to have abdominoplasty and am on immune suppressing drugs for r. A. Cuts take a long time to heal. Am I a poor candidate for surgery?

Yes: Tummy tuck is a big operation with potential healing complications. The wound is long and if ever it gets infected, your body will not be able to defend itself. Stay away from tummy tuck unless you can be off of immunosuppressants for a while. ...Read more

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Every time i seem to get a cut it takes a long time to heal and always leaves a scar, i know i'm not diabetic. Is it my immune system that is weak?

Every time i seem to get a cut it takes a long time to heal and always leaves a scar, i know i'm not diabetic. Is it my immune system that is weak?

Don't think so.: Scarring is a nl phenomen. Some people scar more than others. If wounds become infected they tend to scar more. If you become cut, wash the wound with soap and water, apply antibiotic ointment and keep it covered. Do this daily until the wound has healed. ...Read more

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I have been getting these sores on my back for about 2 years, they don't itch but they hurt and leave scars and take a long time to heal/go away.

I have been getting these sores on my back for about 2 years, they don't itch but they hurt and leave scars and take a long time to heal/go away.

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I was told the floating ribs take a long time to heal because of low blood supply since they are not attached to the rib cage.

I was told the floating ribs take a long time to heal because of low blood supply since they are not attached to the rib cage.

Sounds cagey to me.: These ribs help make up the rib cage. They just don't attach to the true ribs. Depending on the severity of the fracture, the healing time varies, but is measured in weeks or months. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a sewing needle foot puncture wound to take a long time to heal?

Is it normal for a sewing needle foot puncture wound to take a long time to heal?

Depends on a lot: Is the needle or portion of it in your foot? An infection can cause delayed healing and pain. Did you have a tetanus shot in last 5 years? Are you diabetic? Those with poor ciculation or immunocompomised will have delayed or no healing. By the way, how long has it been? An uncomplicated stick from a needle if cared for properly in a healthy person should heal within 10 to n14 days. ...Read more

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Does groin pull caused due to scrotal trauma take a long time to heal?Its been 40 days mine hasnt healed yet.M scared.

Does groin pull caused due to scrotal trauma take a long time to heal?Its been 40 days mine hasnt healed yet.M scared.

Torn ligaments: You may have torn ligaments in the pelvic area and they need to be stimulated to heal. Prolotherapy can help that. Find a prolotherapist at www.Getprolo.Com of www.Aaomed.Org. ...Read more

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I seem to injure my tendons easily and when injured take a long time to heal is this normal and how can I prevent injury and speed healing wen I do ?

I seem to injure my tendons easily and when injured take a long time to heal is this normal and how can I prevent injury and speed healing wen I do ?

Stretching: It is certainly important to stretch and perform "warm-up" exercises before any physical activity. That would help decrease the chances of getting a strain or tendon injury. As we age, it is important to rest and take any rx'd meds to decrease inflammation before returning to moderate activity, to allow the best healing possible in the most efficient time frame, hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can dish soap cause damage in your eye that would take a long time to heal?

Can dish soap cause damage in your eye that would take a long time to heal?

Absolutely: I injuries from dish soap can be very dangerous. Many dish soaps ar alkaline(opposite of acid) and can cause severe and permanent damage to the eye. It is important to get it addressed immediately and wash out with exposure and then follow-up with an opthomolgist. ...Read more

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Can nosebleeds take a long time to heal? I developed one 1 month ago from a cold but today it started bleeding again. It's only on my left nostril.

Can nosebleeds take a long time to heal?  I developed one 1 month ago from a cold but today it started bleeding again.  It's only on my left nostril.

Nosebleed: Nosebleeds occur due to breakdown of lining of nose. Often recurrent. See an ENt doc. You may need nasal cautery. ...Read more