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What is the difference between a adhesion and a keloid?

What is the difference between a adhesion and a keloid?

Stable vs growing : An adhesion is a scar anywhere in the body (not just the skin) that physically causes two structures to become adherent and is a common cause for bowel obstruction. They remin stable in size over time. Keloids are scars that have a tendency to grow over time and more likely occur on the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions is a condition in which two or more organs or organ surfaces are stuck together. Adhesions are common after surgery or infection, in which the healing response causes scar tissue to connect organs that normally should slide around freely. Adhesions can cause symptoms such as abdominal ...Read more


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What is the difference between a keloid and a mole?

What is the difference between a keloid and a mole?

Big difference. : Moles are benign lesions that stable over time but may grow slowly. If they suddenly change, a biopsy may be recommended. Keloids grow and be one larger over time and generally associated with trauma or injury or inflammation. The keloid in the photo has been treated whereas the other smaller pigmented lesions appear more similar to moles. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hypertrophic scarring and a keloid?

What is the difference between hypertrophic scarring and a keloid?

The area affected: Hypertrophic scars are raised scars that do not spread beyond the boundry of the original scar. A keloid is a scar that continues to grow, extending well outside the boundary of the original scar site. That is, it spreads into areas of previously normal non-scarred skin. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell the difference between a hypertrophic scar and keloids ?

How do doctors tell the difference between a hypertrophic scar and keloids ?

Scars: Yes experienced doctors tell the differences between Keloids and Hypertrophic scars by examinations. The keloids 'out grow' the dimensions of the original injury. While hypretrophioc scars stay within that dimension.. ...Read more

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What's the difference between scar tissue and keloid? Can ultrasound be used to reduce both? Are there any other ways to get rid of it? What can I do?

What's the difference between scar tissue and keloid? Can ultrasound be used to reduce both? Are there any other ways to get rid of it? What can I do?

Scars/ keloids: A keloid is a raised scar that grows beyond the original cut. The most common places for it are the earlobes and chest. Scar tissue is a normal part of the healing process. Keloids can be treated with steroid injections, silicone dressings, pressure earrings, and surgical excision with radiation to reduce the risk of recurrence. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to decide which treatment. ...Read more

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Why do some people get adhesions and some don't?

Why do some people get adhesions and some don't?

Unknown, but...: Genetics plays some role. Any surgical procedure of the pelvis or abdomen can cause adhesions; more so if inflammatory/infected surgical field, e.g. Pus, stool, blood. Less likely with careful handling of tissue, and elective rather than emergency procedures. Most everyone gets adhesions; a minority get aftereffects (pain, bowel obstruction) even decades later. ...Read more

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"adhesions" or what others factors can contribute that my organs are (twisted, retroverted)?

"adhesions" or what others factors can contribute that my organs are (twisted, retroverted)?

Congenital: Congenital malrotation, situs inversus are conditions that affect location of one's organs. ...Read more

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Where can I find a specialist in ny for adhesions?

Where can I find a specialist in ny for adhesions?

Albany or syracuse : Great sacandaga lake for vacation near gloversville, ny is wonderful place. You want a surgeon to help with adhesions and you live in new york. The closest places would be albany or syracuse. Get to know your surgeon before you have obstruction that way in the future he/she will be ready to take care of you. Eventually adhesions do get better but it can take a long time. ...Read more

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Can gastric adhesions be treated with scope safely?

Can gastric adhesions be treated with scope safely?

Yes: Any adhesions in the abdomen may be safely treated laparoscopically if done by an experienced minimally invasive surgeon. You may want to see a bariatric surgeon or an anti-reflux surgeon because they will have extensive experience in laparoscopic gastric (stomach) surgery. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of getting adhesions after abortion?

What is the percentage of getting adhesions after abortion?

After 1 uncomplicate: Uncomplicated meaning , no infection, no perforation of the uterus, no retained products requiring a 2nd procedure- if non of those - very low. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

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