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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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Scar tissue of the brain will it do any harm scar tissue from hemmroging when a infant now 8 years old is it going to affect her in any way

Scar tissue of the brain will it do any harm scar tissue from hemmroging when a infant now 8 years old is it going to affect her in any way

Injuries : Injuries to the brain can produce a permanent scar. Sometimes a scar is big enough to be seen on an MRI or ct. The possibility of complications, and the type of complications, arising from a brain injury depend on the size and location of the injury and other factors. Potential complications could include loss of function of a limb, impairment of a special sense (like vision), impairment of intellect or ability, seizures, and other problems. Sometimes scars cause no perceptible problems. ...Read more

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I have a tick bite 6 months old, it still goes through periods of intense itchiness. It developed scar tissue under my skin. Cause for concern?

I have a tick bite 6 months old, it still goes through periods of intense itchiness. It developed scar tissue under my skin. Cause for concern?

See below: If you we're treated appropriately for a suspected tick- borne illness, then the tick illness should be gone, but, you may have developed an are of hypersensitivity at the bite and the more you scratch, the worse it may become. The skin may be becoming lichenified or simply scarred as you you described. See you doctor for an evaluation as "rashes" are very difficult to diagnose without viewing. ...Read more

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My lips don't just peel, they crack open and leave wide, deep bleeding holes. I have strips of scar tissue from old piercings, is this the reason?

My lips don't just peel, they crack open and leave wide, deep bleeding holes.  I have strips of scar tissue from old piercings, is this the reason?

Sinus tracts ; scars: Piercings usually develop sinus tracts and if you also have significant scarring then these may contribute to your developing wounds on your lips. See a local plastic surgeon so that she/he can best advise you regarding further management. ...Read more

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Is it possible to to treat old scar tissue in knee cartilage? Can it be broken up? It was formed apparently from a kneecap dislocation.

Is it possible to to treat old scar tissue in knee cartilage? Can it be broken up? It was formed apparently from a kneecap dislocation.

Articular cartilage-: - does not heal if damaged it is replaced by a fibrocartilage which is rough and causes the noise U hear & feel when U flex & extend Ur knee. An arthroscopic procedure can shave the rough surfaces. Also if full thickness loss is present, the under surface of the patella can B drilled with multiple small holes so blood supply can help lay down fibro cartilage. Allignment may B needed 2 slow wear. ...Read more

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I am a 77 yr old man with badly inflamed urethra with no stones or scar tissue that is resistant to both AMPICILLIN 500mg & DOXYCLINE 100mg Lota pain.

I am a 77 yr old man with badly inflamed urethra with no stones or scar tissue that is resistant to both AMPICILLIN 500mg & DOXYCLINE 100mg Lota pain.

See Urologist: After 2 courses of antibiotics, is likely that your problem is not bacterial. Viral or fungal etiologies come to mind, and both have slightly different clinical presentations. Would recommend seeing a urologist if your PCP's care has not helped. There are treatments available once a proper diagnosis has been made. ...Read more

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I have a 2 year old had semi re-circumcision done scar tissue? I have a 2 year old had semi re-circumcision done (at doctors office 2 spots cut had reattached) at about 2 months old. On the head of the penis there is one spot on the top and one spot on th

I have a 2 year old had semi re-circumcision done scar tissue? I have a 2 year old had semi re-circumcision done (at doctors office 2 spots cut had reattached) at about 2 months old. On the head of the penis there is one spot on the top and one spot on th

Since : Since the procedure was done 2 years ago, the areas you describe are unlikely to change significantly. If they are at the area where the adhesion was released or cut, they represent healing of the cut skin. It may be a keloid or hypertrophic scarring. If it is a concern or cosmetically unappealing you may want him evaluated by a pediatric urologist. ...Read more

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Can scar on my forehead prevent my eyebrow from moving upwards? 4 week old scar tissue under the skin. Limited motion in eyebrow. What can be done?

Can scar on my forehead prevent my eyebrow from moving upwards? 4 week old scar tissue under the skin. Limited motion in eyebrow.  What can be done?

Yes, is possible: If scar is preventing normal action / movement of the frontal is muscle, or if the scar is tethered to the aponeurotic tissues below the dermis, it can alter brow movement. Subcision of the scar with diamond wire, excision of the scar, are a couple of ways to release the scar and star healing over again. ...Read more

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Going to have revision of my 3yr old knee replacement. Ortho says joint cavity is filled with scar tissue. What's to say same scarring won't reoccur?

Going to have revision of my 3yr old knee replacement. Ortho says joint cavity is filled with scar tissue.  What's to say same scarring won't reoccur?

You're right: It absolutely can recur. Immediate post-op continuous motion of the knee is the best way to prevent recurrence. Try to regain as much range of motion as possible early on. Make sure your pain is well controlled so you can relax with the stretching exercises. Use biofeedback techniques to control your pain reaction to the stretching. Relax into the stretching. ...Read more

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I have a very small nodule on the apex of my lung found on chest X-ray my doctor saidit may be scar tissue or a blocked bone shadow, it is on the apex and I am 70 years old, is it cancer?

I have a very small nodule on the apex of my lung found on chest X-ray my doctor saidit may be scar tissue or a blocked bone shadow, it is on the apex and I am 70 years old, is it cancer?

Hard to say: Although lung cancers can present as lung nodules, most isolated lung nodules are not due to cancer. If you are in doubt, it is better to obtain a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can you re-tear scar tissue?

Can you re-tear scar tissue?

Yes: Scars are only 80 percent as strong as natural tissue. ...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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How can scar tissue be removed?

How can scar tissue be removed?

Excision: Scar tissue is rarely removed from sites of organ damage but rather from cutaneous areas where the scar is visible and occasionally painful. At this time it may be widely excised but to prevent recurrence a steroid can be injected into the would like Kenalog (triamcinolone) which produces a strong anti inflammatory response. ...Read more

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Scar tissue is a variety of what?

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

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How to deal with hard scar tissue?

How to deal with hard scar tissue?

You can consult with: A dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for an individualized treatment option. Other options include scar deactivation with or without electric stimulation or scar injection (homeopathic solution - not steroids) by an acupuncturist. ...Read more

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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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Could minor injury causes scar tissue?

Could minor injury causes scar tissue?

Yes: scar tissue is the response of tissue, skin or organ to a traumatic or inflammatory process that requires healing of the site of injury. The body repairs the damage by filling in a defect and adding strength to the site by producing a fibroblastic response ...Read more

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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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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 much stronger is normal tissue compared to scar tissue?

How much stronger is normal tissue compared to scar tissue?

Quite the opposite: Depending on what kind of tissue you are referring to (skin, tissue under the skin, etc.), scar tissue is actually stronger than normal tissue because scar tissue, which is very fibrous, not like the normal tissue around where the scar is located. ...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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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

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. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more