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What's The Difference Between A Keloid And An Adhesion
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
Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Congenital: Congenital malrotation, situs inversus are conditions that affect location of one's organs. ...Read more
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
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
Obstruction, Pain: As a general surgeon, I am called frequently to care for people whose small intestine has become twisted on itself due to adhesions from prior abdominal surgery (sbo-small bowel obstruction). Often, this will correct itself with in-patient mgmt, but it occasionally requires surgery. My gynecology colleagues care for many patients with pelvic pain presumed to be due to adhesions to the ovaries. ...Read more
Surgical separation: Labial adhesions or vaginal synechia where labia of both sides get adherent in midline, causing urinary symptoms, seen in prepubertial females, surgically dissected and separated, also occasionally seen in sexually inactive females and elderly. Initial non surgical treatment done with estrogen ; steroid creams ...Read more
Several: The most common problem with postsurgeryu adhesions is pain. Some surgeons do not feel that adhesions cause pain but frequently freeing up adhesions from prior surgery can reduce pain at the site. Adhesions in the abdomen can trap bowel leading to obstruction, & scars around a woman's fallopian tubes may prevent pregnancy from occurring. ...Read more
Doubtful: Legionella doesn't cause gallbladder problems to my knowledge. It usually affects the lungs. ...Read more
Adhesions/Uter tear?: Adhesions are scar tissues inside. They may cause intestinal obstruction, abdominal pain, infertility.They may be caused by previous surgery or by endometriosis. Most of time they are not treated because they recur with vengeance (you get more later on). The uterine "tear" I don't know how they diagnosed it or how bad it is. Ask the gyn/ob if that requires surgery. During surgery may lysis the adh (vasopressin). ...Read more
Is it normal to have every day life disrupted from ripping and tearing in the abdomen from adhesions?
No it is not normal: Please consult a surgeon to see if there is anything you can do to improve your pain. ...Read more
What to do if I have been diagnosed with adhesions and a stricture of the small colon, anyone else out there with same?
How do clitoral adhesions occur and how are they treated. Can they be released at home. Is there any dangers in doing so?
See Pediatrician: A number of babies are born with clitoral adhesion. It is easily treated with a cream prescribed by your pediatrician. If that does not solve the problem, a minor surgical procedure can be done ...Read more
My sister has had 5 surgeries, the first for Crohn's disease, the last 4 for adhesions. Who does a surgical technique to fix?
SORRY: There's no "fix" to adhesive disease after surgery. Adhesions are a normal development after a surgical procedure, and can cause obstruction of the GI tract. It's uncommon, but not heard of, to have recalcitrant problems. She needs to eat well, keep hydrated, and follow closely with her medical team. Good luck. ...Read more
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