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What would the symptoms of scar tissue be after vaginal hysterectomy?

What would the symptoms of scar tissue be after vaginal hysterectomy?

Pain: Scar tissue formation is very common after surgery. Sometimes, scar tissue (adhesions) will cause pain and other times will not. If you have no pain, then there is no need to do anything. However, scar tissue is less likely to form after vaginal hysterectomy than abdominal hysterectomy. Please see your doctor if you are having any issues. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

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

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What would symptoms of scar tissue be after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Pain: Pain with intercourse, pain with bowel movements, etc. The diagnosis of scar tissue can only be made by re-operating and confirming it...This is usually avoided because multiple surgeries can cause more scarring, which are called adhesions. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

If you smoke, stop. Smoking prevents healthy skin healing.
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See a dermatologist to see what options are available
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Find out if you're a candidate for cosmetic scar treatments
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I have symptoms of bladder infectons urology Dr can find nothing wrong wih my,bladder thinks I have scar tissue from a hysterectomy I had 45 yrs ago?

I have symptoms of bladder infectons  urology Dr can find nothing wrong wih my,bladder thinks I have scar tissue from a hysterectomy I had 45 yrs ago?

?symptoms: What symptoms do you have? I find it difficult to believe that scar tissue from 45 years ago just started giving symptoms now. If you specify your symptoms you may get an opinion.Did you have cystoscopy? Urine culture? Bladder biopsy? Hope to see your question again and I will try to give you some opinion.Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, in June I underwent partial hysterectomy by assisted robotic method. From last week I am having pelvic pain . Is it a symptom of scar tissue?

Hi, in June I underwent partial hysterectomy by assisted robotic method.  From last week I am  having pelvic pain . Is it a symptom of scar tissue?

Not necessarily scar: Pelvic pain can have many causes. You should document the onset, character (sharp, dull, crampy, etc), and how often you're having the pain as well as if you are having any other symptoms (such as issues with urination or bowel movements). In addition, see if the pain gets better with ibuprofen or Tylenol. Most importantly, you should call the doctor to set up an appointment to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure to scar
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Apply silicone gel sheeting at bedtime
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Apply silicone gel ointment in the morning
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Could scar tissue after hysterectomy and ovarian cyst removal cause abdominal pain?

Could scar tissue after hysterectomy and ovarian cyst removal cause abdominal pain?

Scar can be painful: Nerve entrapment in surgical scar can be a cause for post-operative pain. Not common but possible. Post-opereative adhesions within abdomen can also be source of pain. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

Perform scar massage techniques
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Use silicone scar sheets
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Use scar creams with scar massage techniques
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See your surgeon if possible scar revision is needed
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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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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more

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