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Old Scar Tissue Pain
Back pain: If the surgery is recent, then scar tissue is far from the cause of the back pain. It is most likely the position of the stirups during surgery that can cause some back pain after surgery. Especially if surgery was a long one. Anyone who has their legs in that position will have some back discomfort after surgery. If it persists, and over the counter meds don't help. See your physician for tremet. ...Read more
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
Acupuncture : can be used for this purpose. Take care. ...Read more
Yes: Adhesions can develop after a knee surgery which limit motion and can be removed (typically arthroscopically), however the reason for stiffness should be fully evaluated before considering this. Most common causes are malpositioned acl graft or inappropriate size or position of total knee components. If this is the case revision of the primary procedure is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24 yr old c-section scar, 15 yr appendectomy scar and I am having severe ripping tearing pain in pelvic area. Shouldn't these adhesions be removed?
Knee pain continues 2 weeks after arthroscopic to remove scar tissue.....I'm worried...knee very stiff....
It takes time: for the knee 2 heal. When I had meniscus surgery physical therapy was extremely helpful at helping me regain strength and mobility. I went 2-3 times a week for a while and now I am back to rigorous exercise (Zumba without too much jumping, to prevent injury) 1 & 1/2 years later. Slowly but surely follow doctor and physical therapist's instructions. Swimming helped a lot early on. ...Read more
Painful scar tissue left under atypical mole removal spot on calf. Sharp, deep pain. Dermatologist recommended plastic surgeon. What will happen?
Yes BUT: So can a lot of other things check with your obgyn. ...Read more
Would scar tissue left from pleurisy show up on a chest x-ray? Also would scar tissue cause recurring chest pain?
Yes: Pleurisy is caused by inflammation of the linings around the lungs (the pleura), a condition also known as pleuritis. It's possible to have developed scarring. It's also possible that there's a little bit of leftover damage still healing itself. It's widespread inflammation, takes some time to heal, and that could cause chronic chest pain or discomfort. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deep tissue massage: More surgery is a last resort. Therefore other options need to be tried first. Deep tissue massage, careful management of digestion and bowels, lots of self care, are all things that need to be tried first. http://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/article.php?id=14020. ...Read more
1cm painful lump over thoracolumbar fascia. Gp diag as knot. Massage ruled out knot. Area of compression injury 90 days ago. Lipoma or scar tissue?
Go back to gp: You have a significant history of trauma with a compression injury. You have an area that is painful. Your gp thought it was a knot but message did not help. If you had a ct scan with your old injury ask your gp to have it re-read. Otherwise ask your gp to re-evaluate. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard lump of scar tissue under bellybutton incision after gallbladder surge. Very painful. Any relief suggestions?
No: Scar tissue appears on a microscopic level within days after surgery, and it usually subsides as much as it ever will after about two years. However, some people develop hypertrophic or keloid scars, and these require additional treatment to improve their appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Scar tissue can be painful for months after a surgery. However, you want to make sure it is not something more serious...Please see your surgeon. ...Read more
Have ankle pain, X-ray reveals scar tissue from a decades-old injury. Are there non-surgical ways to reduce or eliminate the scar tissue?
Can scar tissue from umbilical hernia surgery cause pelvic/groin pain from having gas? can too much beer (8-9) 2wks post op tear internal sutures?
Unlikely but -: this is unlikely - you may do well to consult your surgeon. 8-9 beer a day is way too much under any circumstance and not helpful to healing be careful- listen to your body and lay off ...Read more
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