My daughter had an appendectomy and her scar appears to be thickening below the surface, like a knot. Is this normal?
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Scar treatment of appendectomy scars in Los Angeles
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Scars after surgery
The natural healing process will produce some thickening under the surgical site. Persistent thickening 3-4 months after surgery may represent scar formation. Scars can be treated with injections and laser but many improve with no treatment within a year.
Post operative scars.
Scars from any surgical procedures may be indurated and feel as if there is a hardened area for 3-6 month but should gradually subside.Check with your doctor to make sure that the wound healing process is as expected.