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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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Dr. Barry Press
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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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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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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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Husband had bacteremia sepsis,took 7 out of recommended 14 day IV antibiotic. whats the chance of infection coming back since he stopped a week early.

Husband had bacteremia sepsis,took 7 out of recommended 14 day IV antibiotic. whats the chance of infection coming back since he stopped a week early.

A slippery slope: When you stop antibiotics for sepsis before the recommended ending date unless his physician made the decision to stop based on clinical and lab parameters not mentioned in your question. If the decision to stop was against medical advice then there is a significant risk involved. There is no way to assign a numerical value to the risk but it is certainly one I would not take. ...Read more

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Whats the percentage chances that the cancer would come back in the long run ti someone had cancer before ?

Whats the percentage chances that the cancer would come back in the long run ti someone had cancer before ?

Cancer recurrences: Cancer is many different diseases so the answer to your question depends completely on the type of cancer, where it originated, how extensive it was when discovered (stage), and how it was treated. ...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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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?

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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