I am worried that one of my scars from surgery hasn't healed well enough

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I had my gallbladder removed in early June. I have had no health problems since recovering from the surgery. I am a bit concerned about one of the scars I have from the surgery. I am worried that it hasn't healed as well as the other scars. The other scars are fading but this one is still quite red with a layer of white scar tissue on it. It's the uppermost incision on my abdomen. Here is a close up picture of it. The quality isn't great but hopefully it will suffice. Does it look normal? Is there anything I can do to make it less visible?

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    There are poducts used to lessen the appearance of scar tissue that you can purchase at pharmacies--I suggest you look for them on the web.
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    Hi, it looks fine to be honest from what I can tell from the pic. The one in the centre of my ribs didn't heal as well as the others and its got a bump at one end and is more noticeable but it'll fade in time. The 2 small incisions I can hardly see now, oh I had my op in March and the belly button incision healed better on one side than the other. Mine did itch on and off for a while afterwards and I didn't wear anything tight over the incisions as I couldn't bear anything touching them while they were healing.

    If it really worries you then go and see a nurse at your surgery as we can't see it close up but it looks fine for the duration that you've had it done.

    Take care xx

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    It takes time I have very much the same I believe if it flares up with puse then it's doctors. Take care


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