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Doctor insights on: Scarring Of Subclavin Vein

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Could my vein be scarred from an IV? It hurt for 2 weeks. Had blood drawn a month later from same vein and was really painful (usually doesn't hurt).

Could my vein be scarred from an IV? It hurt for 2 weeks. Had blood drawn a month later from same vein and was really painful (usually doesn't hurt).

Phlebitis: Inflammation of the vein is referred to as phlebitis and clot formation in the vein is thrombophlebitis, which can be superficial or deep (DVT). IV insertion can be a cause of your symptoms of pain at the vein site. If there is redness in the surrounding area, it should be immediately treated with antibiotics etc. Pl have your doctor examine it for definitive diagnosis and treatment as indicated:) ...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


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I have some kind of a scar on my hip on both sides just like a vein in our wrists. Is there anything to worry about????

I have some kind of a scar on my hip on both sides just like a vein in our wrists. Is there anything to worry about????

Striae?: If the scars are pale and parallel and you can't feel them, they are probably striae. Striae are a result of defects in the connective tissue that can occur during rapid grown. They often appear on prenant women and on the skin overlying the muscles of body builders. Anyone can get them during after a rapid growth spurt. They often show up on the hips & buttocks. They aren't harmful. ...Read more

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What happens to blood in the leg after varicose veins are treated? Will there be scars?

What happens to blood in the leg after varicose veins are treated? Will there be scars?

Improved Circulation: Blood flow with varicose veins is stagnate with venous pools. 90% of venous flow in the lower limbs is completed by the deeper veins. Vv closure by rf or laser forces the blood flow into deeper veins away from the skin surface. Thus decreasing superficial vein pressures. With new micro stripping, laser/radiofrequency ablation--scars are minimal punctures and simple stab incisions-minimally. ...Read more

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I had the vein removed from my thigh 8 yrs ago when I had a heart bypass. Am getting a lot of pain at one end of scar. Any reason for this?

I had the vein removed from my thigh 8 yrs ago when I had a heart bypass. Am getting a lot of pain at one end of scar. Any reason for this?

Possible neuroma: Small nerves travel I close proximity to the vein and when injured (which is not always preventable) they may cause the surrounding are to be numb or may produce a neuroma which is a benign pressure sensitive tumor that may cause pain or electrical shocks. If these do not respond to desensitization they may need to be destroyed or excised or transferred to muscle/bone. ...Read more

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Chronic DVT in arm for a year. Scar tissue and first rib removed around subclavian vein and collaterals. Can I return to gym training in the future?

Chronic DVT in arm for a year. Scar tissue and first rib removed around subclavian vein and collaterals. Can I return to gym training in the future?

Possible: Your surgeon will guide you.
Follow up with Duplex ultrasound will be a guide that there is no residual clot or obstruction.
Also one needs to know about the other side and any constriction or extra ribs or bands. ...Read more

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I have superficial penile hematoma scarring, and a few new purple bulges along the dorsal vein and at the base of the corona. How do I treat? Dangers?

I have superficial penile hematoma scarring, and a few new purple bulges along the dorsal vein and at the base of the corona. How do I treat? Dangers?

You should: First stop whatever it is you are doing that traumatizes your penis like this and then consult a urologist. The 'dangers" here are obviously the repetitive trauma and while it may be bruises now I am not sure what that environment may cause in the future. ...Read more

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Is there any way to restore or fix blood vessels leading to the testicle if they have been scarred from inflammation?

Is there any way to restore or fix blood vessels leading to the testicle if they have been scarred from inflammation?

Testicle blood suppl: If you still have a testicle that means the blood supply is still intact and nothing needs to be done even if you have had inflammation in the testicle. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and I self harm (cut) with a blade. Will the scars heal? How do I know not to cut any major vessels? How deep is too deep?

I'm 18 and I self harm (cut) with a blade. Will the scars heal? How do I know not to cut any major vessels? How deep is too deep?

Self -Harm: It would be unethical for physicians to provide you with instructions on how best to harm yourself. Yes - self lacerations often leave permanent scars both physically and emotionally. If you are not in therapy- please consider dialectical behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Laser versus cauterty of facila spider veins... Which is safer? Will cautery cause scarring of my face? Does one hurt more than the other?

Laser versus cauterty of facila spider veins... Which is safer? Will cautery cause scarring of my face? Does one hurt more than the other?

Both are safe: Both laser and cautery work well to treat facial telangiectasias. When a large area of the face needs treatment, a laser is often easier and faster to do. When there are localized areas that need treatment, cautery is often more effective and is less likely to cause loss of pigment in the skin. It is helpful to use a topical numbing cream, so both treatments are more comfortable. ...Read more

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Physio said wrist is sensitised, with scarring rubbing against nerves. Injured wrist to point of nicking vein and lots of scarring. Is this neuralgia?

Physio said wrist is sensitised, with scarring rubbing against nerves. Injured wrist to point of nicking vein and lots of scarring. Is this neuralgia?

Not specific: If the nerves are involved it may be a neuropathy. The median nerve is very close to the surface in the wrist. Ask your doctor if an emg/ncv test would help in the management of your injury. ...Read more

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How long it takes for the blood vessels that makes the red color of hypertrophic scar to disappear? And is there any treatment to make them disappear.

How long it takes for the blood vessels that makes the red color of hypertrophic scar to disappear? And is there any treatment to make them disappear.

Scars: The rawness of the skin will fade over several years the scar the is left with a skin Coke to it. You an try antibiotic ointment to help lessen the scar. Helps a little. You can see a plastic surgeon the make the scar less. But really once the skin is interrupted you will be scared ...Read more

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I have an 8 year old verticle c section scar. It now feels sore (like burning) and there are a bunch of broken blood vessels under the skin. What is t?

I have an 8 year old verticle c section scar. It now feels sore (like burning) and there are a bunch of broken blood vessels under the skin. What is t?

Scar tissue: Recent change in exercise or activity can cause pain and pulling from the scar tissue around an old incision and is the most likely cause. If ice and heat don't relieve pain or broken blood vessels spread, an evaluation by a doctor is recommended ...Read more

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Products for pitted scars?

Products for pitted scars?

Good? Tough answer: Scars are disruptions to the skin's normal layers, thickness, color and contour. They change through your lifetime due to the normal scar remodeling process. Good products compliment this process like silicone gel, occlusive dressings, steroids, etc. The problem with deep pitting is that the scar pulls the skin into a deep pit. Precise excision is usually the best option to release them. ...Read more

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Is there any way to have freckles on scars?

Is there any way to have freckles on scars?

Not usually: Scar tissue does not usually retain much pigment producing cells, but occasionally some survive and are within the scar mass itself. When they produce pigment like the rest of your skin, it may appear like freckles. Some scars are 'hyperpigmented' meaning have blotchy pigment colors retains permanently. Reason for scarring is often a factor. ...Read more

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Does cellulitis scar?

Does cellulitis scar?

It may, ...: Cellulitis may resolve with treatment and leave no evidence of the infection. Some may cause a slight discoloration of the skin. If associated with an ulceration, there certainly may be a scar associated with that area. Associated conditions, such as underlying diabetes and/or poor circulation may increase risk of possible scarring or discoloration as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is scar excision?

What is scar excision?

Scar excision: Scar excision would be cutting out the scar and resewing it up. Perhaps the scar spread or partially opened or got infected. By excising the scar it can be sewn up in a fine line. Sometimes the doctor may want to make the scar irregular or alter it's direction. These are cosmetic techniques to improve the scars eventual appearance a scars appearance can also be improved with dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Can a scar get infected?

Can a scar get infected?

Infection: Scar does not have much blood circulation in it. It can be infected but won't be typical as it is in the normal tissue. ...Read more

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How can I remove a scar?

How can I remove a scar?

IMPROVE not remove: There are many options to improve scars discussed here but it is genrally impossible to remove a scar unless you replace it with another. ...Read more

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Can lasers remove scars?

Can lasers remove scars?

No. See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a scar on my head

I have a scar on my head

From injury?: Scars generally heal on their own, based on hte type of injury which caused these. If there is redness or any discharge, pl get it checked for an active infection, which may need antibiotic prescription. Feel good! ...Read more

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Do pustules scar easily?

They can: Pustules have much more inflammation than simple cuts, so the chance of scars are worse. That is why you should seek quick treatment of the underlying infection and do not do anything to spread or worsen the problem such as squeezing the pustule. ...Read more

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Can cigarette burns scar?

Can cigarette burns scar?

Yes: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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Can tanning affect scars?

Yes make darker: Quite often tanning a scar will make it appear darker for a prolonged period. ...Read more

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Will impetigo leave scars?

Will impetigo leave scars?

Temporary changes: Impetigo usually affects the upper outer layer of skin, so there should not be noticeable scars after the color changes even out over a year or so. If the patient scratched at the scabs during healing, and made deeper wounds, then permanent mild scars can occur (just like in chicken pox, where scars normally don't occur unless the scabs are scratched off by the patient). ...Read more

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Does Dermovate fade scars?

Corticosteroid: This is a topical corticosteroid. It will decrease pigmentation but shouldn't be used for long periods as it can thin and weaken the tissue increasing the risk of injury to the site. ...Read more

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Does chickepox leave scars?

Does chickepox leave scars?

Depends: The classicle leasons of chickenpox are superficial & generally leave transient marks that fade over a year or so. However, if a kid scratches & digs at leasons there is a chance that a deeper wound will appear and scar. There is also risk that weeping sores will be invaded by staph or strep and cause even bigger problems. Simple surveylance and cleaning of wounds can minimize risk. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more