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Will Scars Omphalocele Heal
Will get lighter: Scars are often most visible immediately after the surgery. They then go through a long process of healing and becoming less visible. Over time the scar will become less raised, less red and will begin to blend in more with the surrounding skin. Even keloid (the red raised scars) will begin to fade over time. Be sure to keep them out of the sun and put sunscreen all over the area when outside. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was born with an omphalocele and have large scar down my abdomen. I also have a lot of scar tissue. What complications can i expect from pregnancy?
Omphalocele: There are usually no maternal symptoms of a fetal omphalocele. One sign may be an elevation of the alpha-fetal protein (AFP) concentration in maternal blood. AFP is used as a screening test in the midtrimester for neural tube defects. The presence of an omphalocele can also elevate the afp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unsure: Omphalocele is a failure of the return of the midgut from the yolk sac to the abdomen before 10 weeks of gestation. It can be associated with other malformations and syndromes. Best to ask the neonatologist and/or a geneticist for each individual case. The intestines are involved in 1/5000 births, with liver and intestines occurring in 1/10000 births. Immediate surgical repair is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Umbilical hernia?: I'm guessing you have an umbilical hernia, not an omphalocele, as the latter is a defect that requires fixing at birth. If it is bulging and tender to the touch you should be evaluated in person to make sure you don't have intestine stuck, or incarcerated, in the hernia. This can require surgery. ...Read more
Abdominal wall defec: Omphalocele is a central abdominal wall defect that results from abdominal contents herniating into the base of the umbilical cord. If the defct is small there may be only intestine in the defect. If it is large it can contain intestine and liver. May be associated with other midline defects. ...Read more
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