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Scar Tissue Post Thyroidectomy
Scar tissue?: Scar tissue typically forms and reforms for the first 12-18 months after any surgery. If scar tissue continues to grow after that in may be something else - keloid, lymph nodes, etc. Or in the case of thyroidectomy you may have thyroid tissue that has begun growing again in that area. If this is suspicious or if your original surgery was for cancer i would recommend a biopsy. Make an appointment. ...Read more
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
Straightforward: Should be pretty straightforward. Expect a benefit. ...Read more
Just had a completion thyroidectomy 9 days ago. Wht is the best cream/brand to use on my fresh scar? Pls help me! its very fresh obvs!
Usually nothing: Post surgical scars and trauma scars can usually do well on there own. There are many products that claim to help, but there is little proof. That being said, many feel they can help. Go to the first aid aisle at any pharmacy. Always remember to not get too much sun exposure on the incision for that first year after surgery (sunscreen). Hypertrophic scars can be treated too. ...Read more
Dr. Bogar: how many successful total thyroidectomy surgeries have you performed on adults? And, is there a way to ensure that the scar isn't too bad?
Lots and Yes: I perform approximately 2-3 thyroid surgeries per week on adults. There are 2 approaches i currently use to minimize or avoid neck scar. First, i typically make as small an incision as possible. Second, in appropriately selected patients, i offer robotic assisted thyroidectomy which allows me to take out the thyroid through an incision in the armpit and therefore totally avoid a neck incision. ...Read more
Soft lump beneath a partial thyroidectomy scar. I had a noncancerous nodule removed 10 yrs ago. No pain could it be cancerous?
Probably not: Better to be sure. See PMD.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 2 weeks post total thyroidectomy. My scar is now burning and feels tender. I's that normal? No signs of infection
Likely nerves: This is likely due to the recovery of sensory cutaneous nerves from the cervical plexus that may have been compressed or injured during he incision. For the most part these will recover with very little sequelae. Hypersenstitivuty is common in any early wound. Please discuss with your surgeon as other causes could be responsible such as suture sensitivity. ...Read more
2 wks post op thyroidectomy. Skin pulls up when I swallow. The MD had a term for it but I can't remember ? Suggested I massage scar manually. Name?
I have a lump under my total thyroidectomy scar. It had developed today after I began to have symptoms of strep throat. I had surgery two months ago.
Yes: Some scar tissue particularly keloid may be associated with pain. This is not completely understood but it clearly associated with inflammation because steroid injections will produce improvements in as little as 3 days. In other situations, scar tissue will entrap nerves as improvement may require surgical release. ...Read more
Excision: Scar tissue is rarely removed from sites of organ damage but rather from cutaneous areas where the scar is visible and occasionally painful. At this time it may be widely excised but to prevent recurrence a steroid can be injected into the would like Kenalog (triamcinolone) which produces a strong anti inflammatory response. ...Read more
Yes: scar tissue is the response of tissue, skin or organ to a traumatic or inflammatory process that requires healing of the site of injury. The body repairs the damage by filling in a defect and adding strength to the site by producing a fibroblastic response ...Read more
Deep tissue massage:
More surgery is a last resort. Therefore other options need to be tried first. Deep tissue massage, careful management of digestion and bowels, lots of self care, are all things that need to be tried first.
http://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/article.php?id=14020. ...Read more
Good question. The point of prolotherapy is to create new tissue within ligaments. When a ligament has been strained it's like a rubber band that's lost its spring ; no longer effectively holds our bones together. Prolotherapy stimulates regeneration of the ligaments- not scar tissue!
see http://www.Caringmedical.Com/prolotherapyblog/todays-vlog-does-prolotherapy-cause-scar-tissue/. ...Read more
Piercing a scar:
I advise against any piercings through existing clinically significant scar tissue.
Scar tissue is less pliant has poor circulation and poorer healing which could open the door to imperfection or eroding through the piercing. Thanks for your question
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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
It could be : Trigger/ ashi points.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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