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How much tissue is taken off the cervix for a leep? For leep are they essentially amputating a portion of the cervix? Scar tissue? How impact pregnancy?

How much tissue is taken off the cervix for a leep? For leep are they essentially amputating a portion of the cervix? Scar tissue? How impact pregnancy?

LEEP procedure: The amount of tissue removed will depend on the size if the lesion needing removal. This can range from a dime to a quarter size in area. Unless there is involvement of the endo cervical canal, the depth of tissue removed is less than 5mm. Scarring resulting in cervical stenosis is rare and easily managed. Single leep conizations rarely impact pregnancy. Multiple leeps can cause cx incompetence. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I've had three abdominal surgeries & no large bowel. I have alot of scar tissue on GI track, is pregnancy possible for streching without blocking?

I've had three abdominal surgeries & no large bowel. I have alot of scar tissue on GI track, is pregnancy possible for streching without blocking?

Pregnancy possible: Pregnancy is possible as long as your have the reproductive organs to do the same. If you have a colostomy, obstruction during pregnancy is not very common. ...Read more

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Scar tissue is a variety of what?

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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Does heart scar tissue cause pain?

Does heart scar tissue cause pain?

Heart: No pain fibers in heart, if there's pain something is going on besides the scar alone being present. ...Read more

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Does scar tissue on glans look red?

Does scar tissue on glans look red?

See PCP/Urologist: Fresh scar tissue anywhere will be red and indurated. It takes a few months for the natural scar maturation to occur and for scars to fade. As you have not mentioned the cause, therefore it would be best to see your pcp or a urologist to ensure that a correct diagnosis and treatment is being considered. ...Read more

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How does abdominal scar tissue feel?

How does abdominal scar tissue feel?

Many presentations: Abdominal scar tissue may feel like a tight band or a lump. It may not feel like anything at all. It really depends on how much and where it is in the abdomen. It should not feel like a mass; if you're feeling a big lump, get it checked out. Also get it checked if it is painful. Scars can be painful but you don't want to miss something else. ...Read more

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Can melanoma grow back in scar tissue?

Can melanoma grow back in scar tissue?

Sure...: ...if not entirely removed the first time. Don't delay getting rechecked please. ...Read more

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Can rough oral cause scar tissue on vagina?

Can rough oral cause scar tissue on vagina?

No: But sex wouldn't hurt. Discuss with your partner and communicate what feels good, what's ok, and what isn't. ...Read more

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Can cervical scar tissue cause infertility?

Can cervical scar tissue cause infertility?

Can.....: It can close the opening, cause adhesion.....it is rare ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scar tissue on my pinky?

How can I get rid of scar tissue on my pinky?

Scar: Scar on the finger may be revised if it interfere with function or it is deformed. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Coud I get rid of scar tissue without surgery?

No: Scar tissue is permanent and surgery will replace scar tissue with other scar tissue. Surgery may replace unfavorable scarring with more favorably oriented or less scarring. ...Read more

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What can be done for scar tissue on the penis?

What can be done for scar tissue on the penis?

See a urologist: Whag caused it stds. Trauma? To prevent further scarring identify the cause first and the treat. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of scar tissue on a piercing?

Piercing Scar: You can never completely get rid of all scarring after a piercing but perhaps a physician can help minimize the scarring through advice, injections of medication or minor procedures. ...Read more

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Scar tissue create back pain after hysterectomy?

Scar tissue create back pain after hysterectomy?

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

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What causes scar tissue to form around an implant?

Foreign body: Implants are foreign bodies in or systems. The normal response of the body is to wall off foreign objects by encasing them in scar tissue. ...Read more

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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


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