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Will My Scar Dot From A Pen Stabbing Blue Ink Under The Skin Go Away
Probably not.: Pen ink can actually act as a tattoo. The discoloration may respond to one or more laser treatments. Alternatively, and perhaps even simpler, is to excise the area as if it were a mole, but this may result in a small scar. It is best to check with your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Have a growth on chest that has grown larger over the past 7 years. Feels rubbery, looks like a scar. Started under the skin beebee size, now 4cm long?
Chest lesion: It may be any number of skin lesions or masses. If you have had an injury there it may be a poorly healing scar, hypertrophic scar, or keloid. If not and is under the skin it could be an abnormal growth or cyst. In a young healthy person, it's probably benign (non-cancerous) but either way if it is growing you should have a doctor evaluate it to make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got an appendectomy back in sept and the scar has been hurting under the skin, should I be worred?
I've had under skin blemishes for a few months and they aren't going away. How do I remove them from under the skin? I'm using acne scar cream now.
Many options: Hello and thank you for your excellent question. Skin blemishes can be caused by many different things, including dry skin, irritated skin, and acne (just to name a few). It is very difficult to give you a good recommendation without a full history and physical. I suggest that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
Scar fibrosis: Even without an entry wound, an injury to the soft tissues (like a severe bruise) or bleeding within the fat or muscle can cause damage leading to permanent scarring. This scarring is firm and swollen at first, and can restrict movement. You could also have had injury to nerves (sensory or motor) that could lead to temporary or permanent damage to these functions. Time softens things significantly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Old abrasion turned into a discolored scar that looks wrong and sometimes itches. Could it be an under the skin infection?
Unlikely: While it is conceivable to have an infection, it's very unlikely. In all likelihood, your scar is irritated and is changing colors do to that irritation. A trial of something like vaseline over the top of the scar for a week or two and trying to scratch it, will make a big difference. If you have further questions please see your doctor. ...Read more
Hi, can abscess drainage leave hard lump under the skin something like a scar tissue. Abscess was pretty big and healed by granulation 10 yrs ago?
A cyst (?) popped under the skin/scar on my face yesterday, didnt feel right, now puffy, the size of a 50cent pc, and puffed towards my eye! Help?!
See you doctor: I believe you my have developed an infection in the pimple site. Or the pimple may have been the " tip of the ice berg " and there was a larger infection underneath. I would have it checked, cultured drained and possibly start antibiotics. However see a doctor today ...Read more