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Why is surgery scar from 3 years ago bleeding?

Why is surgery scar  from 3 years ago bleeding?

Important!: A 3year old surgical scar should not be bleeding. Almost all of the possible causes for this require medical attention. ...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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Hi this antionrtte blount so i had sugery my body scar before that why i want to ask u than i can grt pregancy with surgery scar ?

Hi this antionrtte blount so i had sugery my body  scar before that why  i want to ask u  than i can grt pregancy  with  surgery scar ?

Usually: Surgical scars usually do not affect subsequent pregnancies. That said, scars which have healed badly with hernias or chronic infections, fistulae or excessive scar tissue or scars on the female reproductive organs (vagina, uterus, or fallopian tubes) or excessive internal scarring from multiple abdominal or pelvic surgeries can make pregnancy difficult or complicated. Visit your ob/gyn for more. ...Read more

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Do you lose hair on or around a surgery scar?

Do you lose hair on or around a surgery scar?

On occasion: It is not unusual, particularly on the scalp, to experience some loss of hair permanently in the scar and temporarily in the surrounding area for periods of up to 6 months. ...Read more

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Is cica care silicone bandage effective for mohs surgery scar?

Is cica care silicone bandage effective for mohs surgery scar?

Cica-care: Cica-care? is a self-adhesive gel sheet that is medically proven to be up to 90% effective in the improvement of red, dark or raised scars. It can also be used on closed wounds to prevent hypertrophic scar or keloid formation. ...Read more

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Can you make a surgery scar less noticeable, if so how?

Scar massage: Massaging the scar multiple times a day may help decrease the appearance of a scar. Scars mature for up to a year after surgery. ...Read more

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What's the best easy to take care of a surgery scar....Its a few weeks old already.?

What's the best easy to take care of a surgery scar....Its a few weeks old already.?

SunScreen: Uv protection can affect scarring. Advised to wear sun screen if scar is exposed; otc meds such as bio-oil is a +/-. ...Read more

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Will my heart surgery scar stay forever ?

Will my heart surgery scar stay forever ?

Scarring by : Definition is healthy tissue/muscle that has been damaged & replaced with fibrosis due to lack of blood flow. ...Read more

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I got a surgery scar going right through the middle of my stomach and I dont have a belly buttton but can I still get a flat stomach with the scar?

I got a surgery scar going right through the middle of my stomach and I dont have a belly buttton but can I still get a flat stomach with the scar?

Likely: many times that type of scar heals in a way that does not allow for the abdomen to be symetric. if weight is an issue, work on that.. you will do no harm by core conditioning and it will be benefitial for other health related issues as well. ...Read more

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I was stretching and right over my pelvis 2"-3" below a surgery scar and the scar itself started burning and won't stop. what is this and is it bad?

I was stretching and right over my pelvis 2"-3" below a surgery scar and the scar itself started burning and won't stop. what is this and is it bad?

Need some more info?: What kind of surgery, where is the scar, and how long ago was the surgery? It's probably not "bad" but may depend on the answers to these questions. Good wishes. ...Read more

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How do I get an open heart surgery scar to disappear?

How do I get an open heart surgery scar to disappear?

Not possible: A plastic surgeon can sometimes revise a skin wound in order to make it less apparent. ...Read more

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How can I get an open heart surgery scar to appear better?

How can I get an open heart surgery scar to appear better?

Scar Revision.: Go and see a reputable board certified plastic surgeon who will evaluate the scar and revise it if it is necesary. ...Read more

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I have a stomach surgery scar since when i was about 10 or 9 years of age scar is open form tip hasnt healed and has puss, doctors all say leave it alone and it will heal. 11 yrs now and now and still no change what do I do

Expertise needed: You need to see a real, full time wound care doc. Infection for so long is absolutely unlikely as infections do not smolder like this. You most likely have a piece of suture at the base of the wound that has moved up close to the skin where your body identifies it as foreign body trying to get rid of it. Wound care docs are trained to look at causes of wounds and not start illogical treatments. ...Read more

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Can I cover my surgery scar(microdiscectomy L5-S1) with a tattoo or that is a bad idea?

Not recommended: Would not recommend it. Will only attract attention to that area. Any chemical applied to a scar may result in further unpredictable inflammatory reaction. ...Read more

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How do I remove a chalazion surgery scar from my upper eyelid? It's a bit raised and red.

How do I remove a chalazion surgery scar from my upper eyelid? It's a bit raised and red.

Scar removal: Have a laser treatment. A pulsed dye laser uses light to reduce the size of scars to make them flatter and to repair pigmentation. The treatment is non-invasive and you'll be entirely healed within a week. Several treatments are usually needed to gain the best results. ...Read more

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What are cures for chronic nerve pain caused by back surgery scar tissue pressing on the nerves.L4, l5, l5, s1?

What are cures for chronic nerve pain caused by back surgery scar tissue pressing on the nerves.L4, l5, l5, s1?

If all other causes : Have been ruled out then time and medication can help along with various pain management techniques ranging from injections to a spinal cord stimulator. ...Read more

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I have a surgery scar under my left Breast. It has formed due to hyper active skin repairment. Its probably called keloid. How to get rid of this scar?

I have a surgery scar under my left Breast. It has formed due to hyper active skin repairment. Its probably called keloid. How to get rid of this scar?

Scar??: Best to be seen by boarded PS in yin area to be examined to determine the type and nature of the scar you have. Either injection, scar treatment sheeting or creams, re excision with injection of steroid and micro Botox to edges, or radiation therapy are the options... ...Read more

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Does excessive post-surgery scar tissue reflect at all on the surgeon's abilities? After a scalenectomy and rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome

No: There is no correlation between post op excessive scar tissue and the surgeons ability. First excessive is a relative term. Excessive may be appropriate for some situations. It is a relative term. What is normal amount of scar tissue? Other issues can affect the outcome like was an infection present? Is there a history of keloids? Are there are any medications or medical issues? ...Read more

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Does excessive internal post-surgery scar tissue/adhesions reflect on surgeon's abilities? After a scalenectomy and rib resection for thoracic outlet.

Not typically.: Scar tissue/adhesions is a natural process that occurs as a result of any operation, no matter how skilled or novice a surgeon. It is a particular issue following surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome and can sometimes cause issues as bad or worse than the original reasons for having the surgery in the first place. Discuss with your surgeon on what steps can be taken to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

A condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more