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I had open heart surgery valve transplant and it didn't heal

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My name is***** had open heart surgery valve transplant and it didn't heal correctly the scar on my chest it turn to keloid so now it itches bad and sometimes I have pain in that little area and I'm afraid it affecting my heart giving it some kind of infection to the heart please call me back 818 (###) ###-####
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

the keloid will not affect your heart but can be itchy and ugly.

you can have the keloid removed by a plastic surgeon, but more surgery can increase risks for more keloid formation.

the plastic surgeon can inject the scar area with steroid medications after removing the keloid which can decrease chances of the keloid coming back

you can also receive 3-5 days of radiation therapy right after the keloid is removed to decrease chances of the keloid coming back

you should talk to your doctor about these options for removing this keloid.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

do you have any other questions?