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Had a vulva biopsy- lots of elevated skin that is painful? Did a keloid form? How is this treated? Very painful

Had a vulva biopsy- lots of elevated skin that is painful? Did a keloid form? How is this treated? Very painful

Maybe.: It is most likely hypertrophic scar tissue. They are much more common. A hypertrophic scar is typicall not painful, develops quickly and is confined within the original incisional atea. A keloid is a benign tumor forming a mound above a scar and typically extending beyond the original incisional area. A cortisone injection will accelerate hypertrophic resolution whereas keloids are more resistant. ...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 have a keloid on my chest very painful and embarrassing please what the best way to get rude of it ?

Keloid: See a plastic surgeon. Sometimes its treated with steroid injections and other times with surgery or both ...Read more

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I have a keloid on my back. 8 months ago I got shots to make it shrink. It got smaller but is back and painful or itchy. What is the best treatment?

I have a keloid on my back. 8 months ago I got shots to make it shrink. It got smaller but is back and painful or itchy.  What is the best treatment?

See your surgeon: Another shot is probably a good option, especially if you responded well to the previous injection. There are other options though. Best to intervene sooner rather than later. See your surgeon as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello, I have keloid on my chest for past 5 yrs. Its very painful. I had tried medicines in homeopathy but no result?

Hello, I have keloid on my chest for past 5 yrs. Its very painful. I had tried medicines in homeopathy but no result?

Homeopathic?: For some, "homeopathic" means a wide variety of herbs, supplements, and salves that have nothing to do with homeopathy. Classical homeopathy is a distinct system of medicine that treats your whole being in a comprehensive way. For your scar you could see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who is willing to work collaboratively with a homeopathic physician: http://www.Homeopathyusa.Org. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for keloid scars? Or medication to ease rhe pain, they are very painful, like electrical discharges. I have them on my back.

Is there any treatment  for keloid scars? Or medication to ease rhe pain, they are very painful, like electrical discharges. I have them on my back.

See below: There are many possible treatments for keloids which range from medicine injections into the site to surgery to freezing them to radiation to laser treatments. Talk to your doctor about the possibilities. ...Read more

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2nd degree burn on dorsum of hand healed with 2 keloid formations which are painful.However no contracture currently.How to remove pain n keloids?

2nd degree burn on dorsum of hand healed with 2 keloid formations which are painful.However no contracture currently.How to remove pain n keloids?

See doctor for eval: Sometimes kenalog injections are helpful for keloids. However, depending on how extensive it is , or how wide or large it is, it may not be feasible, because usually repeated injections are needed. Plus, you have to keep sun off of it. So you need to have this evaluated, and even get second opinions from different doctors to get the best outcome. ...Read more

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The back of my leg by the knee is warm, red and itchy and painful too. It's also a keloid scar from a bypass surgery 4 years ago. Is it infected?

The back of my leg by the knee is warm, red and itchy and painful too.  It's also a keloid scar from a  bypass surgery 4 years ago.   Is it infected?

Highly unusual: It is highly unusual for a wound to become infected 4 years after the initial procedure unless there are some foreign bodies such as permanent sutures or staples present. However, it is reasonable to see a doctor to help make this decision or to inject the scar with steroids to diminish the symptoms of an active keloid. ...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?

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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