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Whats The Chance Of A Keloid Coming Back
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Keloid: Should not unless you cut it again ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whats the percentage chances that the cancer would come back in the long run ti someone had cancer before ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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