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Scars In Children
Is it very common with children to have renal scarring after a post strep agn?If its been resolved after 1 wk tx. Is it certain to have renal scars?
Usually not: Post strep glomerulonephritis should not leave scars visible by ultrasound. Kidney biopsy may show some scarring but this would only be seen on biopsy. Some unfortunate cases of post strep glomerulonephritis do not have a full recovery and loss of renal function may be permanent. This will be seen on laboratory testing (creatinine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had kidney cancer when I was a baby, I have a scar across my belly & 1 kidney. Can I have children?
Depends on treatment: The scar and 1 kidney are no problem. The bigger question is what treatments were used. If you just needed surgery and that was curative, you should be fertile and able to have kids. If you had chemotherapy and/or radiation, there may have been some effect on your fertility. You should have your OB or a fertility specialist contact your oncologist from when you were a baby to talk about your case. ...Read more
I have an electric burn scar on my ring finger from 8yr age, can this be passed through genes to my children?Epigenetics?!
Gyn, fibroids are on top of uterus , what kind of surgery shld i have?I want to have children in the future and i don't want a scar.
No one right answer: There are many approaches including some very new minimally invasive techniques using radiologic guided embolization. However this decision is best made in conjunction with your gynecologist who is most familiar with your specific condition and your eligibility for the various techniques. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My peripartum cardiomyopathy and CHF are cured and I am having no more children. Could it still return in future from the heart damage and scarring?
Generally not: Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii involves excess keratin production (small bumps) on the face which is often inflamed, causing the redness. Since it generally does not involve infection, it usually does not leave scars unless someone picks at the bumps. If it is irritating you enough that you are picking, seek help from your dermatologist. If it scars, you need to see derm to r/o something else. ...Read more
Time: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Improve not remove: A be scars can be improved with wound care, exfoliation, dermabrasion, peels, laser, grafting, fat transfer, camouflage make-up, surgery and more. However they generally cannot be removed. Discuss with a dermatologist after first .Controlling the outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple factors: Scars can get darker in people following a recent surgery or injury and a/ unprotected exposure to sun. B/ hormonal imbalance in some patients due to disease or side effect of medication. C/ darker skinned people - fitzpatrick skin types 5 & 6 and sometimes 4. D/ infections/chronic irritation of site can also induce darker scars to form. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No cure: There is no cure for a scar. Once the skin is cut there is always some residual blemish, even if it is very light. The idea is to best optimize the outcome of the scar. Topical scar creams, silicone gels and sheets are usually the first lines in scar care. Laser resurfacing can be tried but still does not remove it completely. Scar revision can be performed to reposition or improve the scar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: The simplest is to use a good make-up designed for this such as covermark or dermablend. Some people hide scars by tattooing over them or wearing cleverly designed clothes/swimsuits/jewelry. Scars can be faded with lasers but they can never be totally removed. If they are really bad/indented, a scar revision can help. Some of us embrace our scars of reminders of how tough we are! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer