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I Have Keloid Scars

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    I am a model who developed a keloid scar on my

    right ear that just kept getting bigger and bigger. Unable to wear pierced earrings anymore I tried plastic surgery to see if it could be removed. Unfortunately it came back bigger, repeated the surgery with no luck. Tried a course of steroid injections in my ear but it kept...
    FashionDiva1 FashionDiva1 26-30, F Apr 24, 2014

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    I Always Hid Mine.

    So I had a keloid the size of a M F nickle on my earlobe. It was embarrassing and it made me really insecure. I finally landed a great paying job two months ago where I had to put my hair up in a bun. I was worried but managed to find a way to cover my scar. I looked really cute...
    Audrey32J Audrey32J 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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    No Releif Forjawline Keloids

    i developed keloids after the birth of my daughter at 18.During the pregnancy i suffered with horrible acne,so hence the keloid development although unknown at that time.As time went on more bumps developed and i tried every acne treatment around.over the years,I've tried...
    raycstinnett raycstinnett 31-35, F May 1, 2013

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    Keloid Journey

    I have roughly about 6 keloids on my body.  Out of them, two of them are on my chest and affect me the worst.  I get very self conscious about them and they are red and itchy.  I tried to look online for various treatments, but so far there is nothing...
    CaliRunning CaliRunning 26-30, F 9 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    Fugly Keloids On Knees

    I got wound at just below my patela on my left when i was 18. I happened to peel the wound, sometimes because of the itchiness and the uncomfortable feeling, i would scratch it. It started to grow when i was 20.. Not rapid growth tho, very tiny in size.. Until i am currently 24...
    Eeyerr Eeyerr 22-25 2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    Learning To Accept My Keloids

    I am a 24 year old female. I have had keloid scars since I was 13 years old. I have about 12 on my shoulders and chest. More are bigger the others. I went through tons of different creams and skin products before I decided to go to a dermatologist. That is when I found out they...
    Daniloo328 Daniloo328 26-30, F Apr 22, 2013

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    Joining Military With Keloids

    Let me start off saying I'm on a mobile device so ill make it short So I have keloidss on chest shoulders and top of back connecting to shoulders and I'm 23 years old right now and have no insurance and am currently going nowhere in life I am letting these scars hold me back...
    reaper7021020 reaper7021020 18-21 4 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    Like you all I have been fighting the battle

    with keloids since I was a child. When I got my ears pierced 2 developed and I have had them removed 5 or 6 times throughout my life. Now at almost 25 I plan to embark on removing the 5 that are on my back left over from chicken pox. There are 2 scars where my keloids on my ears...
    FashionistaNesh FashionistaNesh 26-30, F Jan 26, 2014

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    Questions About You And Your Keloid

    Hi everyone, I've shared my story before about the pain and shame of having a keloid. I'm sure every time your keloid bothers you, you're on the internet looking for the answer. Me too. Although I do that with everything. Yay internets! I think that there are some things we all...
    brinsely brinsely 36-40 Mar 28, 2013

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    I got a big and ugly keloid on my left knee 3

    yers ago while playing with my friends.Now I can't wear skirts or shorts.I have decided to wear skin colour leggins for fair complexion. Will this help ?
    Venessa44 Venessa44 16-17, F Apr 13, 2014

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    i have been struggling with self harm

    for over 10 years now and i have so many scars from my wrists to my shoulders and there are a good handful that are some pretty decent sized keloid scars. im black so im more likely to get them. honestly it's highly embarrassing for me, i am always covered up but dont like...
    mischiefmanaged21 mischiefmanaged21 22-25, F May 28

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    Itchy Itchy Keloids D:

    i'm 17, i hit puberty early, bout 8/9 and my family's got  a history of skin problems. i had terrible acne and dry skin and went on roacatane when i was about 10/11, and just before i went on the medicine the GP realised i had keloids. untill i was 15 i tried probably...
    raychll raychll 16-17 34 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    I am a 47 year old woman

    who has had so many keloids, mostly on my back and shoulders that I can't even count them. I have a keloid scar on my neck from thyroid removal. The scars on my back have fused together because of how many I have. I had pretty much learned to live with them until recently when I...
    Rosa622 Rosa622 46-50 Jul 16

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    Keloid Former

    I really hate getting cuts or any type of major/minor wounds. Aside from having a really low tolerance for pain, I get scarred easily (physically and mentally). I know I get clumsy and have paper cuts sometimes(just got one recently), but I try to be very careful not to self...
    hopelessaddict hopelessaddict 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

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    My Scar Has Taken Over My Security.

    Wow, I feel a tad bit better knowing there are ppl out there like me. I feel disfigured alone ugly and live everyday with a whole bunch of what if's... Ive been online for  hrs know looking for answers, remedies, treatments.. I have  huge keloid scar on my chest. I...
    AlysetMSa AlysetMSa 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 26, 2010

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    I have had keloids for 16 years now.

    They mostly started off like pimples. My first came at 12 years old. I had shaved my pubic area and scarred it accidently and it formed into three keloids. I then developed more in 2006 and 2007 . I have 8 on my face by the sides of my face and chin area. It is annoying and...
    sweetchile sweetchile 26-30, F 2 Responses May 25, 2014

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    today someone touched my shoulder.

    the person quickly realized there was something on my shoulder and decided to ask what was it. i didn't want to lie or hide the truth, so i told him about the scars. he ran away. i feel like ****.
    shasharokuhs shasharokuhs 26-30 3 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    Keloids On The Face--how I Adapted

    I am a 19 year old male supposed to be at University, and, quite frankly, my life is falling apart. However, this is not due to my keloid scars, which (to my horror a few years ago) stretched across both sides of my face after a severe bout of acne. I am writing on this...
    KarlLufcReeves KarlLufcReeves 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    I found this support group through google.

    I have been suffering with keloids on both of my ears since I was nine years old. I have had a total of 7 surgeries all to which the keloids would start to grow back within a year. Living with keloids has deteriorated my self esteem. I mostly wear my hair down to cover my ears...
    Marquinta Marquinta 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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    My Keloid Story

    Hi, my name is Vincent and I'm an upcoming freshmen at BSU. I going to make this short and straight to the point. Forgive me for my English and grammar since it's not my first language. I have a magnitude of keloids, stretching from my chest to my shoulders and my back. They...
    lukner lukner 18-21, M Jul 9, 2013

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    Keloids On Stage

    My is Dayton B. I like to perform spoken word poetry and music . I have large keloids on my jaw and smaller ones on my shoulders. I've had keloids since I started highschool and since then they've continued to grow. Everytime I have them cut off they enlarge rapidly and the...
    DaytonB DaytonB 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    sensushealth sensushealth 26-30 Oct 29, 2014

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    My Keloid Story (Now Treated)

    I have had my keloid since 2007. Suffered some sad days because of it. I was shy to show it to some people. Since 2012 I had my first treatment cryoshape which had cost me 1800 out of my packet. It did kill the keloid but it was still elevated and red. I started a research and...
    jmpayuran jmpayuran 26-30 1 Response Jul 21, 2013

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    When I was about eleven years old,

    I had a massive pimple on my left shoulder. I had an infection and a Keloid started growing. When I was twelve, my parents took me to the doctor to cut it off because they thought it looked ugly. After a few months of cutting it off, it grew back. The doctors have told me that...
    jacey1234 jacey1234 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2014

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    22 Keloids On My FACE!

    Hi, My name is Bee! I've had Keloids majority of my life. I have nearly 60 covering my back and arms. More recently, in the last year, I started to get them on my face (Jawline, Chin, Neck area). It started out as one, I had 11 steroid injections that ultimately created MORE...
    ChocWdimples ChocWdimples 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    I am so happy to know I'm not the only one

    suffering from a keloid scar. Mine started back in highschool it was on my shoulder, I'm not sure why it started forming in the first place but it started out really small and over time its just grown bigger. It drives me crazy sometimes the way it itches and then will hurt. I...
    angelbabe476 angelbabe476 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2014

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    Keloid Pain, Shame, And What I've Tried.

    First off, thank you for being here. Suffering from Keloids is something many of us do in silence and it's really great to reach out to other people. I've had Keloids for about 20 years. Some formed from chicken pox scars, others as a reaction to using a silicon based product on...
    brinsely brinsely 36-40 13 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    Keloids And My Life And Love Life.

    Well I am a professional athlete, the type that requires me to have my shirt off when I compete. I already get weird looks and people whispering when they see my keloid scars in my chest, just Imagine when I become more famous? Well to everyone who has some kind of scar, or...
    mauriciobrazil mauriciobrazil 18-21, M 8 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    Keloidal Truths

    I had my earliest keloid before I had every heard of a word as such. I was about 5 and a vaccination which started as a small bump on my upper left arm started to grow with age into a phallus shaped scar (much to my amusement). A few years ago, I began to notice brownish bumps on...
    FlowerChild175 FlowerChild175 22-25 Sep 6, 2012

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    Keloids &Amp; Pain

    I do not have the time to type out my full keloid story right now, but this is my quick and desperate attempt to find camaraderie with keloid sufferers. I say sufferers because not only can keloids cause mental and emotional damage; yet my experience with keloids is characterized...
    mmnomore16 mmnomore16 31-35 Jun 18, 2013

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    I've got keloid scars on my chest

    and shoulders and their super embarrassing I've let them control my life I'm 25 now how do I overcome this and try and get into a relqtionship? I'm afraid to even date because when that time comes the girl will finally know about them or see them and what if no girl will accept...
    reaper7021020 reaper7021020 18-21 May 18

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    Scarred Forever...

    I've always had a problem with acne at a young age. Eventually by the age of 13/14 I started developing keloids on my shoulders from prior acne scars. Over the years it progressed and now at the age of 19 I have keloids primarily around my shoulders and my upper back as well as...
    DazedAndConfused27 DazedAndConfused27 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    My keloids started when I was 17.

    Before I met my boyfriend, Brian, (now my husband), I hadn't had my ears pierced ever in my life. When I did, it started out with the typical stud earrings you get when you get your ears pierced. Soon after that same night, he wanted us to go to the movies and switch from the...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    Were Stonger!

    I've had keloids since i was 14, they formed from acne scars on my shoulders, jawline, upper back, and chest. I had surgery on the larger one on my jaw line, which initially helped it but others grew around it. SInce then I have had a few rounds of cortisone which as you all know...
    alexander94 alexander94 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    Live Your Life With Keloids

    I'm a male and I started developing keloid scars on my back and chest when i was 15. These scars suddenly formed from back acne's and it has been tough for me to take off my shirt. However, the best way to deal with this embarrassing problem is to confront it. After a few trips...
    liveit420 liveit420 18-21 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    Keloid Scars

      My names Rob, I'm 23 years old and have been suffering with a Keloid on my ear for the past 5 years or so. I have always been self conscious about my ears due to them sticking out and looking large compared to my head. As this had bothered me for years I finally decided...
    Mardybum1 Mardybum1 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2013

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    Okay, I hope no one takes this the wrong way,

    but I get so mad every time I see a commercial for psoriasis (might have spelled that wrong)! Understand me, my mom has psoriasis so I have seen it up close and personal. And I have oftentimes found myself in the position of encouraging my mom to accept herself: to be bold, to...
    mmnomore16 mmnomore16 31-35 Jan 22, 2014

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    My Ear Keloid Scars

    I have keloids on both my ears because about four years ago, I got my ears pierced for the first time when I met my husband. My husband wanted to make me more beautiful, so I got the pierced ears and got the automatic studs put in. We went out as soon as I got my ears pierced...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2011

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    Sick And Tired

    So I am 18 years old and when I was 13 I started to get keloids of the top of my shoulders from previous acne scars. For a while I had no idea what they are. Since I have never went swimming with friends, can't wear tank tops or shirts showing my cleavage (scars) and had to miss...
    6 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    Keloid Scars Suck!

    I'm a 23 year old male. I've had a keloid scar on my chest since i was about 17... its been growing ever since then, and i also have 3 on my shoulder, slowly growing. They started from having bad acne on my chest and back in high school. Such a horrible way to live life.Basically...
    jakecat jakecat 22-25, M 9 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    I Was Cool Until...

    Two punks tried to rob me at gunpoint in 2005. When they saw I didnt have anything valuable, they decided to kill me. Luckily these street thug dudes have atrocious aim, even at pointblank range. Instead of the bullet going thru my skull, it simply blew the back of my scalp off...
    rowtiger91 rowtiger91 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 30, 2012

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    My Dream Girl Will Have Keloids

    Im 20 years old. I attend the university of Florida. And I live in Hollywood beach Florida. I live a pretty nice life. I have 1 insecurity and it's terrible. I have keloids on my shoulders, chest, and jawline.blah blah blah I don't want to toot my own horn, but id say I'm a...
    segah92 segah92 18-21, M 7 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    Keloid Trauma

    So encouraging to read stories of others like me, Ive had a keloid on my chest for about 15 years now; it started as a pinprick and grew into what I can only describe as a raised dog bone shaped scar smack bang in the middle of my chest. I have had to wear high necked shirts...
    celeste2 celeste2 31-35, F 19 Responses May 6, 2010

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    My Keloids

    I've had keloids for a few years now, since my mid-teens. They run in my family, so I was definitely genetically predisposed to them. My first keloid started as a pimple that I popped in the center of my chest a few years ago. I definitely, definitely regret that decision as it...
    eucatastrophe eucatastrophe 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2013

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    Can't Get Over My Keloid Scars

    I am 15 and more self conscious than I have ever been. I was 11 when I first got my keloid scar and it was not from anything. On day I saw it rising on my neck and did not think anything of it. After a couple months more and more people started to notice and I finally went to the...
    peoplestuff34 peoplestuff34 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    My Scar

    I'm 23. I first noticed the strange lump on my chest when I was in 8th grade. I didn't actually get anything taken care of until I was a senior in highschool. I'm not sure how I got it I just know it was there and it hurt and itched. I recieved several injections and it did...
    bluexwillows bluexwillows 22-25, F Mar 11, 2010