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How to fix large patches of scar tissue?

I have large patches of raised scars and broken blood vessels across huge areas of my body. (I'm an adult in my twenties.) None of this was ever self-inflicted, nor desired in any way at any time. Can any of this be fixed medically/surgically if I save up the money? What about the purple/red marks crisscrossing my flesh? I know that laser surgery is possible for single scars, and to remove tattoos, but as for improving skin quality, I have no idea. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
posted by quiet earth on Oct 20, 2013 - 12 answers

 

How much will the surgical practice get for doing a procedure?

Negotiating self pay medical bill. I want to have an idea of how much the surgical practice/surgeon would have been paid if the patient had had insurance. How much will they get if they hire a collection agency? Do they get a percentage or just sell the debit for a fixed price? The patient is being billed 1850.00 self pay for the procedure. The procedure was at a major Boston hospital and the patient is being billed self pay due to a temporary lapse in subsidized insurance. The hospital has already written off the bill. The billing date was sometime around the end of March 2013. The patient has been told by the billing organization that represents the surgeon that they have to deal directly with the surgeon or their practice.
posted by flummox on Aug 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me understand Darth Vader Cat

My kitty, Shoggoth, just had to have six teeth extracted due to FORLs, including one of these fangs. I'm curious about whether any Mefites who know about vet stuff can explain some of the mechanics of this to me. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jun 5, 2013 - 8 answers

YANMD/YANML, but can you offer advice on my osteoarthritis situation?

Following some intense pain I felt back in August, I began going to doctors to figure out the cause. I've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. I am in my mid-twenties. I could use some help figuring out my next medical and legal steps. [more inside]
posted by Sakura3210 on Feb 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Are detailed logs made during surgery?

Are there any kind of notes taken during a medical procedure, or is it all after-action report-type stuff? If I wanted to know just how much of each drug I was given during anesthesia (for instance) for a procedure months or years ago, would it be somewhere in my record that I could request? [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Dec 13, 2012 - 8 answers

We didn't know it would be this bad. Really.

My husband had surgery recently and we are struggling with his home care. Please share your post-surgical pain management and caregiver experiences. [more inside]
posted by fanta_orange on Mar 2, 2012 - 20 answers

Catheter? I 'ardly knew 'er...

I recently had urological surgery, and I'm on a foley catheter for the next two weeks. I'm female. How do I put up with it? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Nov 16, 2011 - 9 answers

What procedure will kill my eye vein?

I went to a ENT/facial surgeon recently for something unrelated, and I asked the doctor, who also does facial plastic surgery, what I could do about a large vein I have under my right eye. He had me speak with a woman in the office, and she told me, after looking at my vein(s), about a procedure for veins like mine (not spider veins) wherein they inject saline into the vein and then it goes away. What procedure is that? How much does it cost? Do you have a recommendation for a place in Philadelphia, PA? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 11, 2011 - 12 answers

Medical Professionals: would answering "yes" to marijuana use on a medical questionnaire affect my friend's chances of being selected for DBS surgery?

Medical Professionals: would answering "yes" to marijuana use on a medical questionnaire affect my friend's chances of being selected for DBS surgery? [more inside]
posted by spakto on Jan 20, 2011 - 16 answers

What are the side effects of general anesthetic?

Are the common side effects of general anesthetics REALLY that common? What if I eat toast beforehand? [more inside]
posted by foxy on Aug 12, 2010 - 40 answers

Tell me all you know about breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction surgery filter: Have you had it done? Do you know someone who has? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on May 14, 2010 - 35 answers

Hysterectomy/Oophorectomy info

Had hysterectomy & one ovary removed - what to expect? [more inside]
posted by pinkbungalow on Jan 10, 2010 - 8 answers

post-surgical bruising

Is there a term for the type of bruising that occurs after surgery, away from the site of the surgery? [more inside]
posted by moonlet on Nov 18, 2009 - 3 answers

What to send someone who's recovering from surgery

I have a friend (in Los Angeles) recovering from serious surgery. What can I send her instead of flowers that's actually useful? [more inside]
posted by dersins on Aug 3, 2009 - 23 answers

Who is the most famous cosmetic/plastic surgeon in Venezuela?

Who is the most famous cosmetic/plastic surgeon in Venezuela?
posted by omaralarifi on Jul 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Inhospitable Hospitals

Can anyone point me towards detailed comparisons or information about the management fees and/or costs at hospitals in other countries? [more inside]
posted by johannahdeschanel on Apr 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Patient looking for Medical Student

How do I find a medical school that is looking for patients? [more inside]
posted by polexxia on Aug 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Can't get small quantity of Huber needles

Where can I buy a small quantity of Huber needles? Most manufacturers only sell them in 100s or sell the full infusion kit. [more inside]
posted by Wilder on Sep 12, 2006 - 4 answers

Weak in the Knees

What can I do about weak and painful knees? I'm a 21 y.o. male with weak, creaking, grinding, and occasionally dislocating knees. Cause/options/suggestions? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Aug 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Memory + Concentration + Operation

How much of a procedure, and how many individual procedures might a surgeon have memorized? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Feb 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Vasectomy recovery tips

kinda-personal-filter
Now that mrs. Richat and I have two beautiful daughters, I am thinking of partaking in a small procedure, but I have some questions that will be, well, you know, insideā€¦ [more inside]
posted by Richat on Aug 27, 2004 - 21 answers

Several appendectomy questions

Has anyone here had their appendix removed? If so, what were the symptoms leading up to it? How long were you out, and was it painful at all? (a little more inside) [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Mar 4, 2004 - 27 answers

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