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Hey everyone, so I’ve have keloids for as long as I can remember. Currently I have 6 circular/ ovular smallish ones on my chest , 1 of smaller size on my arm , 2 of the same size at the back /bace of my neck , and finally 1 longer linear one at the base of my back . That’s 10 in total ...and counting. Dealing with so many keloids for so long has definitely made me very self conscious but as the years go you just get used to them as they become a part of you . I’ve seen my share of Docs and have done ALL the research and have heard it all ,but for me the thought of pursuing any type of treatment terrifies me because I am fully aware of how prone I am to keloids . So the chance of reoccurrence or a larger scar is almost inevitable in my opinion. And for a long time I was ok with this fact ... the fact that I’d be stuck with these “unsightly growths” forever. Untill about a year or so ago , the keloids on my chest have BY FAR become the most aggressive in terms of growth rate and pain . I’d guess the over the course of 2 years thay have tripled in size and have this sharp ,pin-pricking pain of pins and needles that at times seems never ending . There are nights where I can’t sleep because of the wave of pain that seem to zap their way around from INSIDE the flesh . Not to mention the itchyness which is an annoyance in itself but of the two is definitely easier to deal with . My other keloids all seem to have stopped in growth and cause me little to no problems at all which leads me to believe that the “chest location “ at least for me is my problem area and keloids that form there will just be a bigger nuisance than keloids anywhere else on the body . All of these factors have lead me to look into possible solutions once more ...surgical or otherwise. If anyone here has keloids on the chest region and has had treatment ,I’d love to hear of any and all success stories . Anything helps as far as best course of action, size reduction and overall PAIN RELIEF. I myself am going to start by trying topical numbing creams , I’m hoping that this will help alleviate some of the stinging pain that my keloids cause me untill I can make a decision. Thanks for taking the time to read and have a great day !
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