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Need doctor's help! will keloid be cured?

Need doctor's help! will keloid be cured?

Keloid Treatment: Keloids are "overhealing" outside of the area of actual trauma. They can be helped by injections of an anti-metabolite, 5 flourouracil, done every few weeks in the office to help soften and shrink them sometimes they have to be irradiated or excised. Nd-yag laser tx's and topical silicone can help take the redness out. Laser kills hair follicles, that may be a source of inflammation ; growth. ...Read more

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Keloids (Definition)

Keloids are scar tissue that have overgrown the original site of the initial injury ...Read more


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I need to know if there is a genetic test for keloids?

I need to know if there is a genetic test for keloids?

No one test: Keloids are not due to one single gene though there does appear to be a genetic basis. Please see this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3385329/. ...Read more

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I have problem with my left ear. It has a keloid on top of it. Need to remove. My problem is won't it come back again?

I have problem with my left ear. It has a keloid on top of it. Need to remove. My problem is won't it come back again?

Certainly possible: Because you have the keloid, you have a greater possibility of recurrence If you decide to have it removed, make sure a Plastic Surg does it. There are some things that can be done with and just after the removal to decrease the recurrence rate, but there always the possibility of recurrence. ...Read more

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I had surgery last year and now I have a keloid on my stomach. I am now pregnant, do I need to worry about it as I get bigger?

I had surgery last year and now I have a keloid on my stomach. I am now pregnant, do I need to worry about it as I get bigger?

Possibly: It depends on whether this is a true keloid or a hypertrophic scar. The difference is sometimes not clear, but a keloid generally extends beyond the limits of the original scar, the ht scar does not. If the scar is just thickened, the stretching of the abdomen with pregnancy may actually thin it out. I wouldn't be too concerned about this. ...Read more

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I had a vulva biopsy on a mole, something went wrong, I have elevated skin that is painful- i was told it was not a keloid scar, but may need to see a plastic surgeon- what happened to result in this?

I had a vulva biopsy on a mole, something went wrong, I have elevated skin that is painful-  i was told it was not a keloid scar, but may need to see a plastic surgeon-  what happened to result in this?

Healing: We all heal differently, and if you had a full-thickness biopsy that was left to heal itself, it has likely scarred in. A revision - removing the scar and closing the wound with dissolving stitches - may well take care of it. ...Read more

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Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Yes: Yes, aggressive scar formation is genetic...Although not absolute, the risk is increased. ...Read more

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What is a keloid and how is it treated?

What is a keloid and how is it treated?

Keloids: Steroid injections, surgery or radiation, depending on the size of the keloid. ...Read more

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