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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?

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?

Yes: Abscesses that were drained a long time ago can leave scar (or fibrous) tissue in the place of the abscess or in the area where it was cut open. This is a normal occurrence, as long as it does not appear infected (not red, swollen, hot or draining). ...Read more

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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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

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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?

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

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2 months post vasectomy. Sharp pain in left testicle comes and goes not sore to touch no lumps other than scar tissue ideas?

2 months post vasectomy. Sharp pain in left testicle comes and goes not sore to touch no lumps other than scar tissue ideas?

Post Vas Syndrome: Inflammation in epididymus after vasectomy usually goes away with time nsaids (eg. Ibuprofen, etc) are very helpful. This may occur years after vasectomy as well. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of scar tissue vs. Normal skin regeneration?

What is the benefit of scar tissue vs. Normal skin regeneration?

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

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Can a scar tissue be converted back to normal tissue? Or is once lost normal skin can never be brought back?

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

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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.

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.

See urologist...: 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

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What is a scar under the skin called? How does scar tissue form if there was never an open wound?

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

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Is scar tissue likely to become skin cancer?

Is scar tissue likely to become skin cancer?

It can: The following risk factors increase the risk of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers:

•old scars, burns, ulcers, or areas of inflammation on the skin. (this is taken from the national cancer institute website). ...Read more

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Would scar tissue cause a lot of pain & a solid lump on incision?

Would scar tissue cause a lot of pain & a solid lump on incision?

Keloid?: A hypertrophic scar might be tender but not usually painful, so have it checked to make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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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 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

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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.

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

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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

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

Normal: Scar tissue can absolutely be uncomfortable. It may help to massage your scar with lotion daily. Are you concerned there is another abscess forming? If the area is red, increasingly large, hot or tender it is best to see a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Scar face.: It certainly sounds reasonable, especially if near the surface of the skin. Unfortunately, there is no way of telling if the fibrous tissue will resolve. Scar tissue is one of the problematic consequences of placing sutures. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Lump on neck began as brief itchy spot, 8 months later diagnosed as scar tissue. Another lump, same itchiness, same area, last week. Coincidence?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

You need: Hand therapy (Occupational Therapy by specialists in hand problems. Ask your Hand Surgeon for a referral. Discuss the scar / function loss with the therapist and your surrgeon
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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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.?

Finger Lump: 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

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