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Swollen Scar? - September 25th 2009, 07:35 PM

I haven't cut myself in a little while, but almost a year ago I cut my upper left arm. Its the most of ever bled and I don't ever tend to my cuts I just kinda go to bed and the dried blood washes off in the shower and thats all I do, but I cut it deep, it seemed like it was just healing how all of my cuts heal but its a year later and its still really raised up and swollen and its about 2 inches long but maybe half an inch of it is a normal looking white color, but the rest of it is still a blood red color.. its the weirdest thing I've ever seen.. why is it like that??? Will it ever go away??
   
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Re: Swollen Scar? - September 25th 2009, 08:58 PM

I have quite a few of this type of scar, I think it sounds like a Hypertrophic scar. Its usually from deep cuts, they should fade in a few years. Mine have lost the fierce colouring but are still raised. They're nothing to worry about though

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Re: Swollen Scar? - September 26th 2009, 04:51 PM

Hey there,

As Hannah has already suggested, the scar that you have mentioned could possibly be a hypertrophic scar or it could be a keloid scar. These are both different types of scars and all of your scars may not be the same, so it could simply be a variation.
I'm not suggesting that you do or you don't want to cover up your scars as that is completely up to you, but if you are interested in how to cover-up your scars or looking for scar reduction products that may help, you could check out the cover-up tips article that we have in this forum. It is related [here].
If you are worried about any of your scars or feel that there me be something wrong or unusual then you should always contact your doctor who I'm sure will be more than happy to help you with your problems.

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Re: Swollen Scar? - September 28th 2009, 04:59 AM

Thanks so much for your responses guys I really appreciate it. This definitely makes me feel better about it and that actually makes sense, It doesn't bother me or anything but Its just completely different looking from all my other scars.
   
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