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Scar Tissue Lumps Under Skin
Hi, can abscess drainage leave hard lump under the skin something like a scar tissue. Abscess was pretty big and healed by granulation 10 yrs ago?
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
Had bony lump on shin X-rayed. GP says it's scar tissue under shin but I've been rubbing it until skin broke. Lump feels bigger since I've rubbed it.
Stop: Stop rubbing it. Have your doctor biopsy the so called scar tissue to make sure it is not something else ...Read more
I have recently developed lumps in 5 different areas on my body that I have scars or scar tissue. All came in the last month. What is going on?
Lumps: Lumps on old scars are unusual but new scars can be lumpy due to keloid formation which is an abnormal thickening of scar tissue that some people tend to produce. Multiple lumps apart from scar tissue are often lipomas which are benign fatty tissue deposits. Your physician can evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
Raised lumps at the back of my throat were tonsil was removed (in July) and only on one side. Not sure if just scar tissue because not on other side?
Probably : Is scar tissue. It is not uncommon to have more scar tissue on one side than the other. If it isn't bothering you don't worry about it as it is normal. ...Read more
2 months post vasectomy. Sharp pain in left testicle comes and goes not sore to touch no lumps other than scar tissue ideas?
Scar is normal: Healing with scar tissue is part of the normal healing process. At times a scar can become wide — a hypertrophic scar or the scar can keep on growing as in a keloid. Hypertrophic or keloid scars may need some treatment such as surgical scar revision or cortisone injections. See you doctor if you think you are having excess scarring. ...Read more
Scar expansion?: YES. But why do you inquiry?Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a scar tissue be converted back to normal tissue? Or is once lost normal skin can never be brought back?
Good question!: Though scars mature and soften with time, they never revert to normal tissue. One of my mentors used to say : "we don't really heal, we just cement ourselves back together." this is why fetal wound healing is such a hot topic: wounds that are made in early fetal development heal without scars. Later in fetal development as in life after birth, healing is always with scars. ...Read more
Will a skin flap wound on a finger pad create scar tissue? What is the likelihood that the scar won't be apparent once all is healed?
Uncomplicated: Superficial tears or lacerations or abrasion do no usually leave scars ...Read more
Scar tissue full circle of scabs was formed on the tip of the foreskin covering the head, the skin is fully retractable, happening for past 3 years.
From what I can sense on what you described, your condition probably poses no serious healthy concern as long as not hurting, not swelling and thickening, and no expanding.
For the time being, avoid any further local physical and chemical stimulation if any. Of course, go to see urologist for further attention.
Besides, healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will help...
Best. ...Read more
What is a scar under the skin called? How does scar tissue form if there was never an open wound?
Scar fibrosis: Even without an entry wound, an injury to the soft tissues (like a severe bruise) or bleeding within the fat or muscle can cause damage leading to permanent scarring. This scarring is firm and swollen at first, and can restrict movement. You could also have had injury to nerves (sensory or motor) that could lead to temporary or permanent damage to these functions. Time softens things significantly. ...Read more
Hard lump of scar tissue under bellybutton incision after gallbladder surge. Very painful. Any relief suggestions?
Revision: You can go to plastic surgery and have the scar revised. That's about it ...Read more
I was punched at 13 and I noticed my right back side of my head is swollen. I figured it is just scar tissue. Is there risk of cranium compression?
Keloid?: A hypertrophic scar might be tender but not usually painful, so have it checked to make sure there is no infection. ...Read more
Have lump of scar tissue size of marble at shoulder blade since shoulder injury 2 years ago. No pain to touch. Cause problem? Need to remove? How?
Have this checked: It is my advice that you have this lump checked out. It may very well be benign. However, cancer can develop on scar tissue and this can generally be cured if treated properly. I suggest having a biopsy taken of the tissue for a pathological exam. Please make an appointment at a clinic to begin to follow this up. ...Read more
Hematoma or under skin scar tissue? Hurts to push on it? On my incision. What can I do to make it feel better? Meds don't help ice/heat don't help.
Scarring: Hematomas are collections of blood underneath the skin but worse than a bruise. The skin will often have a bluish hue over the site, feel thick, and often is tender. If it's a hematoma & getting larger you should go back to see your doctor soon. Initially it is normal to feel tender & thickening under a scar but this should improve the further out you are from surgery. Massage and time will help. ...Read more
I had an abscess drained about 4 months ago. Is it normal for scar tissue to still be hurting? There's no lump or anything. I don't think new abscess
Does internal scar tissue form around internal absorbable sutures? The scar is raised on same side I felt the end of the suture poking up to my skin.
I have a dimple in my armpit, no lump, was told it was scar tissue but that doesn't sound right to me. Any advice?
See a dermatologist: Without actually seeing you it is hard to say but a scar could certainly be possible. If it is bothering you then a dermatologist would be able to best answer the question. ...Read more
Yes BUT: So can a lot of other things check with your obgyn. ...Read more
I'm in remission 14 months hodgkin's lymphoma still feel lump they assure me it's scar tissue? Is this normal? Will it ever go away?
Not too uncommon: There's a lot of stuff going on inside a lymph node with hodkins so often there is scar tissue left. If you had all the procedures you mentioned after finishing therapy and all were negative, there is a good chance it is gone. Not to say it can't come back, but hd is quite curable most of the times. If it's scar, it will probably stay. Best to you. ...Read more
Lump on neck began as brief itchy spot, 8 months later diagnosed as scar tissue. Another lump, same itchiness, same area, last week. Coincidence?
NECK SWELLING ?: Lump in neck means swelling or palpable node. Scar tissue is old healed lesion. If you have recurrent node or swelling please be checked thoroughly for any sickness. ...Read more
Went to doc couple months ago for hard lump on tibia. Did x-ray, found sub scar tissue. Can rubbing a scar for months on end make it feel bigger?
Reoccurring anal fissure for years, have a tear that go's deep up my anus now scar tissue with loose skin on one side. Is surgery an option? Cost?
See a surgeon: Your question requires an exam to be able to answer. ...Read more
Round Scar tissue lump at shoulder blade left after injury 2 years ago. Any harm? Need to remove? Reason for recurrent injury after simple actions?
It could be just --: -a fibrosis of a hematoma, but if it of great concern 2 you, consult a gen surgeon 4 evaluation. Lab will give U a diagnosis. ...Read more
I had ctr 3wks ago and still can't use my hand, when the stitches were removed the top layer of skin hadn't healed properly now i have scar tissue?
Approaching 2 years ago I sliced my middle finger open and a few months later after it had healed a rather large lump appeared on the scar tissue.?
A mucous or myxoid cyst arises from degeneration in the connective tissue on the top of the last segment of the finger. It may connect with the joint at the end of the finger.
The cyst has a smooth shiny surface and is to be found at the base of the nail or within a centimetre of so. Another possibility is a keloid which is just scar tissue. ...Read more
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