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Sensitive Scar After Surgery
Scars heal in a year: The healing process is pretty uniform for the first 6 to 12 weeks. After that there are ways to improve the appearance of a heal;ing scar. Pressue on the scar has been shown to decrease the risk of scars raising up above the normal skin. Medications can be injected into the scar and in severe scars/keloids, radiation is sometimes used. The scar is healed when it is no longer red in color. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: if the tubes are open you will still have the chance you can get pregnant ...Read more
Yes: Adhesions can develop after a knee surgery which limit motion and can be removed (typically arthroscopically), however the reason for stiffness should be fully evaluated before considering this. Most common causes are malpositioned acl graft or inappropriate size or position of total knee components. If this is the case revision of the primary procedure is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cataract surgery: Scarring does not occur after CS of corneal incisions; mild with scleral tunnel incision; scaring of posterior lens capsule (PCO) about 20% risk & may require need YAG laser (not uncommon & very high success rates with very low complications. More info:[email protected] ...Read more
Dont 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 months to a year: Scar remodeling physiology typically takes 6 months to a year to get to close to final appearance to determine if scar revision is even necessary. Early treatment includes massage, pressure, avoid sun exposure, silicone sheating and topical aids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Photo-Therapeutic Keratectomy surgery fully remove scars from the cornea? Will my cornea look normal again after surgery?
Had surgery 5 days ago to remove scar tissue from a femoral hernia repair areas of the incision seems to be getting a darker red, and still painful.
Needs to be examined: After 5 days you may still expect some pain but should be improving. However a darker "red" may imply some bruising, but would be more of a purple color. If more red than purple and more "painful" to touch may be suggestive of a slight inflammation in the area and you should have you doctor take a look at it. ...Read more
Abdominal Sutures: After abdominal surgery, many surgeons will remove the skin sutures (or skin staples) after about 7 days. Many times, after they remove these sutures, they might place small tapes, or steri-strips, across the skin edges, to further reenforce the wound for a few more days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Persistent Seroma: Seromas following surgery can be very frustrating for both the surgeon and for the patient. Though usually most seromas get better with time occasionally there are some seromas to refuse to go away. Seromas that have been present for a long time tend to form capsules which prevents permanent resolution. Sometimes these chronic seromas need to be surgically removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Obviously, scar revision/mole removal on the hand would require longer rest of the hand than the same surgery on the face. Also, if the scar/mole was quite large and the skin was pulled tightly, more rest is required than if a narrow scar / tiny mole was removed. Ask your surgeon so that he can give you an answer specific to your situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Painful skin on touch below scar after hernia surgery. Hurts only when touched. 4 weeks now. How much longer. Large hernia. Open procedure
Skin scar tender: 59 F Notes/asks: Painful skin on touch below scar after hernia surgery. Hurts only when touched. 4 weeks now. How much longer. Large hernia. Open procedure ? ANS: normal. Time will tell. No way to predict ask the Drs who did surgery what has been their experience in pts like U. ...Read more
Hernia pain: Occasionally patients will experience pain following an activity months following a hernia repair. This may be a pulled muscle or injury. It is possible to develop a "bruise" in the area of the hernia repair. I would recommend rest, anti-inflammatory agents, and possibly ice. If it does not resolve, see your surgeon. A recurrent hernia is rare but possible. ...Read more
No easy answer: As this will depend on the type of procedure necessary. And even the same procedure can cost widely differing amounts based on the surgeon and other associated surgical/facility fees. It's unlikely that scar revision surgery will yield no scarring but the appearance ideally would be noticeably less. Again there is great variability depending on what you start with! See a doc for more pricing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to surgically remove scar tissue on the Achilles (a year after surgery) with a more minor (maybe laparoscopic) procedure?
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