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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)

Keloids are scar tissue that have overgrown the original site of the initial injury ...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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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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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

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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