Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Causes Scar Tissue After Surgery

Share
1

1
Scar tissue develops after any type of surgery. But how it can cause pain?

Scar tissue develops after any type of surgery. But how it can cause pain?

Usually...: ...By scar tissue fusing together layers that should be able to slide against each other. This is called "adhesions, " and the pulling of one layer against another causes discomfort. ...Read more

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


2

2
How long after back surgery can scar tissue cause pain?

How long after back surgery can scar tissue cause pain?

Usually 3 months: Usually this is no longer than 3 months unless the scar tissue causes nerve entrapment or surgery resulted in the development of a neuroma which may require additional therapy. First try a trial of scar massage if permitted by your surgeon. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What causes scar tissue to form 2 years after a successful sinus surgery. For the first 1 1/2 years, i did great and then scar tissue started to form?

What causes scar tissue to form 2 years after a successful sinus surgery.  For the first 1 1/2 years, i did great and then scar tissue started to form?

Inflammation: Sometimes local inflammation or polyps can cause problems after sinus surgery. Go back to see your surgeon for treatment options. Sometimes medications like steroids or antibiotics, or minor in office procedures can be done to fix the problem. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What causes my foot to react to cold with extreme pain I do have scar tissue , altered feeling in this foot and suffer from chronic pain from surgery?

Raynauds?: Raynaud's is disorder where there is a severe constriction or spasm of the arteries to the hands or feet. Classically the digits turn white then blue and then red. The red comes after the blood vessels open back up. There is often pain associated with this, too. This phenomena happens with cold exposure. Your doctor would be able to figure this out. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Could your gums be white from scar tissue after having oral surgery to remove teeth a few years back? If not, what could cause it. Tested neg for hiv

Could your gums be white from scar tissue after having oral surgery to remove teeth a few years back? If not, what could cause it. Tested neg for hiv

Visit a dentist: Any white or scar lesion that does not resolve itself in two-three weeks should be reevaluated by your dentist and considered for biopsy to obtain a definitive diagnosis. Visit your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
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

8

8
Wat causes scar tissue from surgeries and can.It be prevented?

Wat causes scar tissue from surgeries and can.It be prevented?

Healing process: The natural healing process will inevitably cause scarring. Some people are more prone to keloid scars which are more noticeable, internal scar tissues can occur and the more surgeries, the more likely scar tissue will form, at times which can cause adhesions. Scar tissue and adhesion formation can often occur despite having the best surgeon in the world...As it is usually inherent to some pts. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Had a colostomy & reversal a couple of years ago. Then a herniorraphy due to those surgeries. Would deep scar tissue cause bulging around waist ?

Had a colostomy & reversal a couple of years ago.  Then a herniorraphy  due to those surgeries. Would deep scar tissue cause bulging around waist ?

No. : A "bulge around the waist" is more likely due to a separation of the abdominal muscles (diastasis) secondary to your extensive abdominal surgery, or perhaps even a recurrent hernia. I suggest that you return to see your hernia surgeon for a formal exam. Good luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Barry Press
1,902 doctors shared insights

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
1,947 doctors shared insights

Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more