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Scar Tissue Pain After Surgery
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
Some options...: Depending on the type, pattern and location of the scar, many options are available. This ranges from pressure therapy, injection of steroids, ablative fractionated co2 laser, pulse dye laser. These modalities are meant to improve the quality of the existing scars such that excision is not required. For your specific situation, please schedule an appointment with a plastic surgery specialist. ...Read more
Need more details: Any time you have surgery, there will be scar tissue. "scar tissue" is what your body forms when it heals from any type of surgical wound, so it is normal and expected after surgery. It is possible to have abnormal scar tissue or scarring can occur in ways which can cause problems. Discuss your problem with your surgeon to determine what is going on. ...Read more
Yes: There are several new lasers that can be used to treat scar tissue and can help with discoloration of scars and even stiffness. The best is to consult with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who works with lasers a lot and can take you through the various options. ...Read more
It will change but..: Never go away. Scars cannot be removed; they are permanent. They do go through a process of maturation and softening that takes 6-18 months and results in the scar being less apparent. ...Read more
Yes: Internal scar tissue can be removed but there is a risk that it will grow back and perhaps be worse than before. ...Read more
It will scar: A scar will form with any wound. Your surgeon will try and minimize the amount of tissue damage done during the procedure. After the procedure, you will want to care for your wound exactly as the surgeon recommends to prevent infection and disruption of the wound. Using sun protection for at least a year after the surgery will reduce redness. ...Read more
100%: Scar tissue is how we heal, however you will probably never know you have it. ...Read more
Yes---BUT: Technically scar tissue removal following spinal surgery can be performed, but, have indepth discussion with your spinal surgeon. Regeneration of the scar tissue may occur to even a greater degree. There are new barriers to decrease scar tissue formation such as amniotic tissue called biodefense. Talk to your spinal surgeon. Get a second opinion. ...Read more
Is colostrum safe or beneficial to take post-surgery? What affect will it have on internal scar tissue?
See below: In all likelihood this will have no effect on internal scar tissue. ...Read more
What is long term outcome of removal of a large portion of the pericardium? Could stiffening, scar tissue not be evident until surgery for a window?
Depends on disease: Pericardial window, done for varieties of causes from ca, for trauma, heart & liver problems etc, to prevent life threatening taponade of heart. So the out come depends on etiology. Most of the time out come will be good, could recur, scar will contract (constrictive pericarditis) heart can herniate are all rare complications. ...Read more
What causes scar tissue to form 2 years after a successful sinus surgery. For the first 1 1/2 years, I did great and then scar tissue started to form?
I am 6 months out from total anterior replacement surgery on right side. I had problems with scar tissue and have had pain since surgery. My blood t?
Resubmit question: Cannot be answered as submitted: what part of your body are you referring to? What blood tests are you referring to? Pain-where and how long. What is the Intensity on a scale of 1-10?? ...Read more
Don't worry: We always heal with scar formation. Adhesions are sheet like scars that span across the abdomen. In many cases you have them for yeas and never are bothered by them. The risk is one of these bands wrapping around your intestine and strangling it. In that case you will have intense abdominal pain an distention. It likely will never happen but check any abdominal pain greater than normal cramps ...Read more
I had keyhole surgery to remove cyst, endometriosis and scar tissue 6 weeks ago how long until I'm fully healed inside?
Already healed: 4-6 weeks is ample time for effective scar formation. ...Read more
My daughter had. Surgery yesterday to remove lesions and scar tissue. She has Pancreatitus and is on a pick line to eat. How long to eat?
My boyfriend is in pain from scar tissue frm gun shot about ten yrs ago. The bullet went straight thru side ti side. He had surgery and part of spleen?
My ortho Dr has advised me during Arthrolysis surgery he had to move my MCL in order to reach scar tissue, thus it needs time to heal...is this common?
I had septoplasty surgery a week ago and the incision seems to be open. Will the scar tissue fill it in or do I need to go back and stitch it back up.?
Can't be re stitched: You cannot be re stitched however good idea to go back to doctor for exam ...Read more
I have a hard mass at midriff, I was told years ago that it was scar tissue built up from my gallbladder surgery, it is painful sometimes. Is there anything to help this?
Sort of.: During cystoscopy, a urethral stricture can be visualized. An incision can be made to open up the scar, a procedure called direct vision internal urethrotomy (dviu). This does not heal or "fix" the scarred tissue, but opens up the channel to relieve blockage. There is always the possibility that the stricture will return and require future treatments. Talk to your urologist about your options. ...Read more
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