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Will my hemosiderin stain go away?
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I got a tt 10 weeks ago, and my PS said I have hemosiderin staining. The area is right above the middle of my incision and sort of makes a triangular shape up to my BB (about 4" at the base). The area isn't completely stained, but spotty.

Is this something that could have been prevented or something that just could "happen" after a TT? I will also add that the skin in that area is extremely thin, as this was the part that was stretched the most during my pregnancies.

My PS said it will probably take at least a few more months to go away, but it will go away. Is he right or will some (or all) of it remain? So far I'm not sure how much of it went away if anything at all. And is there anything that can treat that or will it really just go away on its own?

It's not horrific, but def. something that really bothers me.


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Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
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May 3, 2011 12:52 PM

If you had a bruise then the stain could be Hemosidrin. Hemosidrin will take a long time to resolve, about one year. Even if it is due to other factors there is nothing you can do now (more)
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