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Possibility of a baby born with a keloid scar - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Answered : 40 Questions
User :   If my girlfriend got a keloid scar and we make a baby will it affect our baby as well, i mean will the baby have keloids whenever gets injured?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hey dock
Doctor :   I am Dr.
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   yes please
Doctor :   Keloids has no genetic preponderance, means it does not mean your baby forms keloids
Doctor :   when injured
User :   well yeah but its kinda weird though, since in my girlfriends family everyone got them
User :   i just wonder how is that possible if they do not transfer genetically
Doctor :   I think it is just coincidental
User :   maybe as well
Doctor :   Moreover were they told by the Doctor that they are keloids
User :   yes, they even gave some medicine prescription
User :   some oil
User :   doesn't seems to be working though
Doctor :   May I know that?
User :   am sorry, i wouldn't know the name of that :(
User :   my girlfriend is rather shy, she wouldn't tell me a lot
User :   just basics,so i got worried about possible child
Doctor :   Ok, how large is the keloid scar
User :   its about 2x2 cm on chest area
User :   got that crab pincer form
Doctor :   Is it painful?
User :   not anymore, she got it for ages
Doctor :   Keloid is a fibrous tissue
Doctor :   The reason for it is unknonw
Doctor :   and the treatment is only removal
Doctor :   if cosmetically disfiguring
User :   well surgically it got over 50% to reappear
Doctor :   Unfortunately, it recurrs on most sites
Doctor :   *at
User :   yeah dock it's not really a solution
User :   they say there are some steroid injection, are they effective ?
Doctor :   They reduce the size
Doctor :   and not completely disappear
User :   well dock my main question was about the children and possibility to get it, since u answered about that i am happy :)
Doctor :   Ok
User :   u just made my day
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions on that part
User :   maybe only if my girlfriend got cesereal cut to get a child and easen the birth process
User :   is there any preventive actions to be taken to reduce keloids
User :   ?
Doctor :   No preventive measures
User :   well thats pity
Doctor :   As I said, it is spontaneous and no one knows the reasons
User :   lets just hope medicine will find a solution at the time when i get the kid :)
User :   well dock thank you for your time
User :   i suppose i got all the answers now
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Vaginal deliver is the option
Doctor :   or the preventive measure I see
Doctor :   in your girl friends' case
Doctor :   So try for it
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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