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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 are the treatment of back scar tissue and what are the symptoms. Thank you?

What are the treatment of back scar tissue and what are the symptoms. Thank you?

Scar tissue: It depends if the scar tissue is superficial or deep then treatments may differ and are poorly studied. The most common treatments for hypertrophic Superficial scarring are covering with silicone, steroid injections or pressure treatments. Results may vary and each treatment needs to be followed through in its entirety. ...Read more

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Is it normal to do physical therapy every day for the first 2 wks to keep scar tissue from reforming? One opinion says yes other says wait a week

Is it normal to do physical therapy every day for the first 2 wks to keep scar tissue from reforming? One opinion says yes other says wait a week

Depends on what: It depends on what scar you are trying to decrease. If it is post op you have to wait until there is healing or you can rupture the scar and/or whatever was operated on. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy be used to prevent scar tissue regrowth?

Can radiation therapy be used to prevent scar tissue regrowth?

Yes: Keloids are hypertrophic or very thick scars in predisposed patients who form them. They must be excised and the new incision radiated to prevent the keloid. Treating a keloid as is does not get rid of it or shrink it with radiation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of darkened scar tissue on my pinky toes? Topical treatments and trying to remove the skin hasn't worked over the past 2+ years.

Tough question: Hypertrophic scars are hard to treat. May need to see a plastic surgeon to get a better perspective on your alternatives. 5th toes take a lot of sheering forces in the shoes. ...Read more

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Tkr 3 months ago and formed severe scar tissue. Range of motion 87° @ 8 weeks. Manipulation did not work. Now 100° @ 13 weeks with spa therapy. Should I have scar tissue removed now?

Tkr 3 months ago and formed severe scar tissue. Range of motion 87° @ 8 weeks. Manipulation did not work. Now 100° @ 13 weeks with spa therapy. Should I have scar tissue removed now?

Keep with it: 100 degrees is ok. It is more important to have full extension. Whatever you had pre-surgery for flexion is often what you have post surgery +10-15 degrees. So if you had 100 degrees of flexion prior to surgery don't expect more than 110 or so. Don't get more surgery if you don't have to. ...Read more

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Are you familiar with the Physical Therapy company Clear Passage that. Claims to be able to break up scar tissue lesions obstructing a small bowel.

Are you familiar with the Physical Therapy company Clear Passage that. Claims to be able to break up scar tissue lesions obstructing a small bowel.

Wurn technique: The fact that their claims are testimonial-based and they treat conditions that are likely to self-cure invites an obvious conclusion. The claims do not make sense physiologically and I would urge you to review and "natural" treatment for such health problems with a scientific, evidence-based practitioner who is required by law to be straight-up. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does physical therapy work on scar tissue even after breast reconstruction?

Does physical therapy work on scar tissue even after breast reconstruction?

Yes: There are several physical therapy techniques that help break up scar tissue after breast reconstruction, including deep tissue massage and ultrasound therapy. ...Read more

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Will prp plus stem cell therapy to injured/ strained si ligaments work? Will it cause scar tissue or normal tissue? Is it better than prolotherapy?

Will prp plus stem cell therapy to injured/ strained si ligaments work? Will it cause scar tissue or normal tissue? Is it better than prolotherapy?

Platelet Rich Plasma: There is not much good data that I am aware of showing that prolotherapy is effective. PRP or platelet rich plasma is showing effectiveness in small studies for several indications. These include: Facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, arthritis and musculoskeletal injuries, and more. Based on my experience, I recommend PRP therapy. ...Read more

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Could radiation treatments for breast cancer cause scar tissue in the lungs?

Could radiation treatments for breast cancer cause scar tissue in the lungs?

Yes: This was a more common occurrence before modern tangential fields that avoid the lung. However, if the lung receives significant radiation, then pulmonary fibrosis can develop. ...Read more

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Is circumcision the only options for a case of phimosis with scar tissue? Is it the only option? The only thing to do? Or would the alternative treatments/options work? The steroid creams - betamethasone, stretching, preputioplasty, etc? What about partia

Is circumcision the only options for a case of phimosis with scar tissue? Is it the only option? The only thing to do? Or would the alternative treatments/options work? The steroid creams - betamethasone, stretching, preputioplasty, etc? What about partia

You choose: The choice of treatment depends directly on the risk/benefit assessment and your personal opinion. I agree with the respondents. A circumcision will be curative. Steroid creams work quite well and should be tried first if you desire an "intact" prepuce. If these fail, and you still do not want a circ, then you can opt for operative stretching/slit/or partial circ all of which can recur. ...Read more

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Help with internal scar tissue from hysterectomy?

Help with internal scar tissue from hysterectomy?

Deep tissue massage: More surgery is a last resort. Therefore other options need to be tried first. Deep tissue massage, careful management of digestion and bowels, lots of self care, are all things that need to be tried first.

http://www. Massagetoday. Com/mpacms/mt/article. Php? Id=14020. ...Read more

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What can you do to minimize internal scar tissue after back surgery?

Newer Biologics: In the past we had certain chemical materials to prevent scarring around the nerves. Ones own fat from the wound may in some cases help. There are newer biologics such as amniotic membrane that also can reduce scar formation. ...Read more

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Can internal scar tissue be removed that resulted from back surgery?

Yes: Internal scar tissue can be removed but there is a risk that it will grow back and perhaps be worse than before. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have internal scar tissue on my nerves after my first rib resection? Is there anything I can do to prevent it?

Pain: You would have pain in the region, achy, burning usually. The only means of prevention is to prevent injury. No real way of avoiding the pain, if it is coming after the injury. ...Read more

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I had a cerclage removed 4 mos ago (my. First one) and now have pain with intercourse. My ob thinks it is probably scar tissue. What is the cure?

I had a cerclage removed 4 mos ago (my. First one) and now have pain with intercourse. My ob thinks it is probably scar tissue. What is the cure?

Time is best cure!: At 4 months scar tissue is still firm and immature, but can be expected to soften over the next several months. Pain should be diminishing over time, but you don't need to avoid sex (won't make it worse). If pain seems to persist or worsen, see your gynecologist (or a different one--but I agree with the first). Scar tissue softens, but can also be removed and improved in some cases. ...Read more

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Does internal scar tissue form around internal absorbable sutures? The scar is raised on same side I felt the end of the suture poking up to my skin.

Does internal scar tissue form around internal absorbable sutures? The scar is raised on same side I felt the end of the suture poking up to my skin.

Scar face.: It certainly sounds reasonable, especially if near the surface of the skin. Unfortunately, there is no way of telling if the fibrous tissue will resolve. Scar tissue is one of the problematic consequences of placing sutures. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is internal scar tissue dangerous?

Can you tell me is internal scar tissue dangerous?

Scar: Tissue may or may not cause complications depending on the extent and location. For example, scar tissue next to small bowel (adhesion) could result in bowel obstruction. Scar tissue in other locations may never cause a problem. ...Read more

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Does internal scar tissue after C-section soften with time? How long it takes? Feel like a knot of scar tissue after c sec.. plzz help

Does internal scar tissue after C-section soften with time? How long it takes? Feel like a knot of scar tissue after c sec.. plzz help

Depends: This is very difficult topic c multiple studies in how to prevent abd adhesions, this an individual response, from no reaction at all to severe adhesions, that in occasions develop complications as severe as intestinal obstructions, these are less common in whites, ; but is a individual response to scar formation. ...Read more

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Can internal scar tissue in upper back muscles caused from overuse, cause prickling burning sensations when it starts to heal when massaged?

Can internal scar tissue in upper back muscles caused from overuse, cause prickling burning sensations when it starts to heal when massaged?

Nerve pain: What you are describing is classic nerve pain. If you have not had back surgery the only other source of scar tissue would be from inflammation like arachnoiditis. Often the burning sensation is due to the release of inflammatory mediators as your trigger points are released thru massage. If it continues to be a problem see your physician. ...Read more

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Have lump always thought was internal scar tissue from gallbladder surgery 6 yrs ago. This a.M, there was bruise over it I can't explain. Do I worry?

Have lump always thought was internal scar tissue from gallbladder surgery 6 yrs ago. This a.M, there was bruise over it I can't explain. Do I worry?

Internal scar tissue: Don't present as lumps. You didn't state where exactly is the lump. If its at the site of incisio. Then it could be an incisional hernia. Bruising may or may not be related to it. If the lump is tender to touch now then you need to contact your physician soon as it may be an incarcerated hernia. If its soft, and non tender then you can follow up with your physician to further assess it. ...Read more

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I bit all of the healing scar tissue out of my inner cheeks and lips again. What could happen? My mouths been painful, sores, &lips red and swollen.

I bit all of the healing scar tissue out of my inner cheeks and lips again. What could happen? My mouths been painful, sores, &lips red and swollen.

Cheek, lip biting: Biting the inside of the cheek and lip can become a serious issue. Seek a professional right away. Once healed it can re-traumatized again. It takes about 2 weeks to heal unless re-bitten. When the injury occurs get some melting crushed ice in your mouth. Run ice under warm water before you put it in your mouth. If you don't the ice may freeze to your mouth. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat internal scar tissue that has built up around the knee joint? I believe the scar tissue is causing pressure resulting in pain.

Is there a way to treat internal scar tissue that has built up around the knee joint? I believe the scar tissue is causing pressure resulting in pain.

Not certain: I am not certain as to what caused the internal scar in your case. It doesn't form on its own. If you had surgery on your knee, you may have some scarring on the skin, but that rarely causes any problems. Scarring inside of the knee joint is not a common problem after surgery and is usually not a cause of pain. Arthritis or impaired mechanics due to knee problem is the cause of it. ...Read more

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I had surgery twice for 2 broken toes and while the bones have healed, I now have internal scar tissue and extreme pain. I also have neuropathy. Help?

I had surgery twice for 2 broken toes and while the bones have healed, I now have internal scar tissue and extreme pain. I also have neuropathy. Help?

Neuropathy: Neuropathy is irritation of the nerves. It is a painful condition that is treated once a clear diagnosis is made as to what is causing it.
Diabetes can cause neuropathy in the feet. Have you had your HbA1c blood test checked?
Has your Doctor given you a diagnosis of neuropathy? The specialists in this area are called Neurologists. Have you seen one? If not consider an appt. If yes follow up ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between genital warts and scar tissue from episiotomy? Inner lip area

How can I tell the difference between genital warts and scar tissue from episiotomy? Inner lip area

They do not look the: Same at all, the warts are "warty" and the skin is very different. Scar tissue is smoothBut if you are not sure it is best to see your gynecologist or dermatologist for absolute diagnosis ...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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more