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What are the chances of a keloid coming back after removal?

What are the chances of a keloid coming back after removal?

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! Close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read more

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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more


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What happens if a person had keloids in past is it possible they will come back again?

What happens if a person had keloids in past is it possible they will come back again?

Keloids: Most keloids do not come back after they regress. Whoever, occasionally, a keloid will regain momentum if there is additional injury to the scar. ...Read more

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I have problem with my left ear. It has a keloid on top of it. Need to remove. My problem is won't it come back again?

I have problem with my left ear. It has a keloid on top of it. Need to remove. My problem is won't it come back again?

Certainly possible: Because you have the keloid, you have a greater possibility of recurrence

If you decide to have it removed, make sure a Plastic Surg does it.

There are some things that can be done with and just after the removal to decrease the recurrence rate, but there always the possibility of recurrence. ...Read more

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I have a small keloid on my face near my jaw and it grows every year. I want to get rid of it. What can I do and will it come back! And how much cost!

I have a small keloid on my face near my jaw and it grows every year. I want to get rid of it. What can I do and will it come back! And how much cost!

Keloid: Please see a plastic surgeon for a consultation. He/she will let you know how much it will cost to remove it and if insurance may cover it. Your family doctor can refer you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Have a keloid scar from vulva biopsy- how hard is this to remove? Can a plastic surgeon remove this from my vulva? Will it come back?

Have a keloid scar from vulva biopsy- how hard is this to remove? Can a plastic surgeon remove this from my vulva? Will it come back?

See below: There are many treatments for keloids, even in the vulvar area. The problem with removing a keloid surgically is that they often recur as you have replaced a scar with a new scar steroid injection into the keloid may have better success and be less painful and can produce significant improvement in comfort or appearance. See a gyn or plastic surgeon with interest in the vulva for a second opin. ...Read more

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What treatment for keloids has a least chance of regrowth? Concerned with getting it as small as possible with a low chance of growing back not removal

What treatment for keloids has a least chance of regrowth? Concerned with getting it as small as possible with a low chance of growing back not removal

Many options: Excision is best way to remove a keloid but re growth is possible. Attempts to use pressure (compression), steroids, and radiation have all been used with variable success. ...Read more

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My high grade dysphasia keeps coming back even after a leep, and small removals. I have left it un-treated now for 3 years to have kids. What is the chances this could turn to cancer?

My high grade dysphasia keeps coming back even after a leep, and small removals. I have left it un-treated now for 3 years to have kids. What is the chances this could turn to cancer?

Review: Review with your treating doctor and get the advice you need. There is always risk. If you are now in a position to have more surgery, that may be the right decision for you. All the best. ...Read more

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Laser permanently removes the hair? Or is there any chance of reoccurrence? And laser hair removal for people with keloid tendency is safe or not?

Laser permanently removes the hair? Or is there any chance of reoccurrence? And laser hair removal for people with keloid tendency is safe or not?

See below: When properly spaced treatments are used with an effective laser, the hair growth should be slowed considerably or completely arrested.
Not all lasers can be safely used in patients of all skin types. ...Read more

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I have a flat pink scar on my face from mole removal, how to I reduce redness and as I am prone to keloids is there any chance it could develop to one?

I have a flat pink scar on my face from mole removal, how to I reduce redness and as I am prone to keloids is there any chance it could develop to one?

Neocutis Peche.: I use a product from neocutis called peche as a redness reducer in scarred areas. It is also important to avoid sun exposure to scarred areas especially in the early stages. Given your tendency to keloid I would recommend this as a first step and avoid more traumatic treatments. ...Read more

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Does fertility come back quickly after the removal of nexplanon?

Does fertility come back quickly after the removal of nexplanon?

Yes: As early as 7-14 days as per the package insert. Therefore, once removed, contraception must be used right away if pregnancy is not desired. ...Read more

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Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Rarely: Following gallbladder surgery, a small percent of people will come back with a recurrent "gallbladder-like" attack. This is usually due to a small stone that was hiding within the bile duct before surgery and can pass spontaneously or require non-surgical endoscopic removal. Even less frequently, people can develop new stones in their bile duct years after surgery, likewise treated as above. ...Read more

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After the surgical removal of an avm from the brain, can it come back? If so, how likely is it?

After the surgical removal of an avm from the brain, can it come back? If so, how likely is it?

Unlikely: If the avm was completely removed ie. The nidus removed and all feeding vessels that are not feeding other essential ares of the brain are clipped, the likelihood of the avm returning is slim. If the entire avm could not be removed due to its location, there is a chance it would again recruit additional blood supply and grow. There is therapy to address this, talk to your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Obgyn found polyp on my cervix yesterday come back in 2 weeks for removal. Why did he remove on this visit if it's simple?

Obgyn found polyp on my cervix yesterday come back in 2 weeks for removal. Why did he remove on this visit if it's simple?

Time: The delay may have been due to time constraints. These days, appointments are scheduled allowing only a certain amount of time based on what type of visit, i.e.preventive medicine vs. Problem vs. Procedure, has been scheduled. There is also the issue of reimbursement which is lower if a visit and procedure are done on the same day (the wisdom of insurance companies). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown hair that has come back in the exact same spot after 2 surgical removals. What should I do next? It is very painful and frustrating.

I have an ingrown hair that has come back in the exact same spot after 2 surgical removals. What should I do next? It is very painful and frustrating.

Bacterial supression: If it keeps coming back you should try to treat bacteria on the surface of the skin. You could try scrubbing with hibiclens or using a topical antibiotic or sometimes suppressive oral antibiotics are needed. Protecting the integrity of the skin is important too. ...Read more

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Had a shave mole removal done. Pathology benign. But pigment has come back??

Had a shave mole removal done. Pathology benign. But pigment has come back??

Incomplete removal: Shave biopsy of a mole is not a good practice. Please see a dermatologist for proper treatment.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My 12 yr old son, had partial removal of ingrown toenail, 6mth ago. Condition come back again. To remove the toenail is it a better option?

My 12 yr old son, had partial removal of ingrown toenail, 6mth ago. Condition come back again. To remove the toenail is it a better option?

Not usually: There are 2 different procedures. One is just cutting out the ingrown edge to allow it to heal. The second destroys part of the root so the ingrown edge doesn't return. If only the first was performed, it is possible for problems to return. If this happens, the permanent procedure is indicated, but only for the ingrown edge (s). ...Read more

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Had thyroid cancer and removal 3 years ago and didn't have to do any radiation, can it come back? I'm worried I have a 2 year old and one on the way

Had thyroid cancer and removal 3 years ago and didn't have to do any radiation, can it come back? I'm worried I have a 2 year old and one on the way

Yes: Thyroid cancer can come back. That is why it is important to have continued follow-up with your doctor to make sure your TSH suppression, surveillance imaging and blood work is performed to monitor for signs of recurrence. ...Read more

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I got my ear pierced and developed a keloid (piercing didn't close). With steroid injections is there a chance it will grow back to its original size?

I got my ear pierced and developed a keloid (piercing didn't close). With steroid injections is there a chance it will grow back to its original size?

PISR: If you had a recent piercing and developed a lump it could be due to infection and in this situation see your doctor for treatment of the infection & avoid steroids. If your physician or plastic surgeon have told you that you have a true keloid then they will recommend pisr treatment sequence (pressure, injection, surgery, radiation) or a variation thereof. Steroid shots will not cause the recurrence. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still have pid after all vaginal cultures come back negative and not sexually active for over a year. Abd pain. Recent IUD removal?

Is it possible to still have pid after all vaginal cultures come back negative and not sexually active for over a year. Abd pain. Recent IUD removal?

Pid: It is still possible to have pid with negative vaginal cultures. Many docs check for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but many cases of pid can be due to other bacteria. You need to see your doc if you have symptoms of pid. ...Read more

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My girl has lot of thick vellus hair on lower face, can't get rid of it. She's tried shaving, waxing and laser hair removal, seems to still come back.

My girl has lot of thick vellus hair on lower face, can't get rid of it. She's tried shaving, waxing and laser hair removal, seems to still come back.

Endocrine evaluation: How long has the hirsutism been present? Are periods absent or irregular? Any comorbid conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure? Depending on the situation, I would consider conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome, non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome. Adrenal or ovarian malignancy is a remote possibility. ...Read more

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What are the chances that my cancer will come back?

What are the chances that my cancer will come back?

Recurrence rates: Vary from cancer to cancer...And rates speak to groups or "cohorts." while individuals comprise groups, the group statistic only provides a measure of reassurance or fuels the concern that you are expressing without information. Some doctors enjoy spending time helping you understand, others do not. Feelings and concerns can be sent for talk therapy. Dealing with patients fears is our job. ...Read more

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What are the chances that my glioblastoma will come back after surgery?

What are the chances that my glioblastoma will come back after surgery?

Unfortunately likely: Glioblastoma is not a curable disease in most cases and is very likely to recur after surgery alone. It is strongly recommended that radiation and chemotherapy be administered in addition to surgery. ...Read more

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I had bronchiolitis when I was a young child, is there a chance of it coming back when you are an adult?

I had bronchiolitis when I was a young child, is there a chance of it coming back when you are an adult?

No: Bronchiolitis is normally seen in childhood. There are some small studies that suggest that a child with RSV bronchiolitis maybe at risk to develop asthma. ...Read more

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How deeply concerned should I be with with my NT screen coming back with a 1:190 chance of the extra chromosome? I am 33 no previous history.

How deeply concerned should I be with with my NT screen coming back with a 1:190 chance of the extra chromosome? I am 33 no previous history.

Not a lot: You do not need to worry much. 1/190 chance means 0.5% chance of a trisomy. That's 99.5% chance the baby is normal. You need to understand the purpose of the test. The vast majority af women who do it will screen out negative, so they don't need to worry about it (low false negative). But those who test positive are a much smaller group, and they are offered further testing to make sure it's ok. ...Read more

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Had a smear test today. The nurse said everything seemed to look ok but to wait for results. What's the chances they'll come back normal? Very worried

Had a smear test today. The nurse said everything seemed to look ok but to wait for results. What's the chances they'll come back normal? Very worried

Assuming PAP Smear?: No reason to worry unless you went into the test with reasons for such. Stay calm, think positive and just see what becomes of it. If you have an abnormal pap, there are many treatments and not all is "doom". It think you are going to be surprised with a less than very serious outcome. Hope so! Stay in touch with your pcp or gyn over this. Good luck! ...Read more

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With the technologies available in each country if a disease like cancer is found out & treated early & cured completely any chance of it coming back?

With the technologies available in each country if a disease like cancer is found out & treated early & cured completely any chance of it coming back?

Yes: Cancer can relapse regardless of how early is found but the earlier it's found, the better likelihood of being cured. Make sure that you stay current with your age and risk appropriate screening. No need to be anxious but be observant. ...Read more

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If I have an operation to remove an avm, what are the chances it will come back?

If I have an operation to remove an avm, what are the chances it will come back?

Depends: Depends on the size and also if it was completely excised. If not totally resected it can come back. ...Read more

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What are the chances of septic arthritis coming back?

What are the chances of septic arthritis coming back?

Unlikely: Appropriately treated septic arthritis (both proper antibiotic and length of treatment) should be curative. Unless a new bug has entered the joint it is unlike;ly that it would recur. If the original infection were not totally treated it can return. ...Read more

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Had smear test today. The nurse said everything seemed to look ok but to wait for results. What's the chances they'll come back normal? Very worried

Had smear test today. The nurse said everything seemed to look ok but to wait for results. What's the chances they'll come back normal? Very worried

Depends on risk: Normal pap depends on risk factors like:
past abnormal results?
Treated for abnormality?
Infected with hpv viral strain causing cervical cancer?
If infected, strength of immunity?
Tobacco use?
Mother took DES during pregnancy (used to prevent miscarriage)?
At your age, automatic test for hpv type recommended if pap is abnormal. Cervical cancer grows slowly. Pap finds early change and precancers. ...Read more

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Can 1st trimester testing come back high chance for downs?

Yes: This is a good question and the answer is yes. That is why we do the test so we can find a population of people that need further testing. ...Read more

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What is the chance that the tumor will come back after treatment?

What is the chance that the tumor will come back after treatment?

Variable: The chances of recurrence depends on cancer type, stage, pathologic features, completeness of surgery and finally upon the use of chemotherapy or radiotherapy after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the chances of a correct HIV test coming back after 7 weeks?

What is the chances of a correct HIV test coming back after 7 weeks?

Possible exposure: Around 90% of people will have antibodies by 7 weeks. If you can afford the pricey nucleic acid viral assay, it is almost always positive by 3 weeks. I hope you test safely, that you'll still cherish the memory of having been loved even though it was risky, and that your future will be safe and filled with good experiences. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have warts and I get rid of them, what's the chance if it coming back?

Can you tell me if I have warts and I get rid of them, what's the chance if it coming back?

Warts are tricky: These viruses just want to survive -unfortunately at your expense. So it's good if you have a doc to guide you through treatment. There are physical ablation techniques (cryotherapy, lasers), and immunologically based (topical therapies like Imiquimod, occlusive therapy). An ID doctor or a dermatologist should be an expert in helping you. BTW there's a vaccine for genital warts but 'off label' 4u. ...Read more