"I just left it as a little scar on my neck"

About: HMP Stocken / Primary care

(as the patient),

I had a scar on my neck which I had on the outside, I came into prison with it when it turned into keloid skin and started to grow. I went to prison Health Care where they referred me to the outside Hospital.

When I went to Hospital they said they could remove the it by injecting the scar with steroids, so it shrinks and would be easier to cut off.

They did inject it with steroid and it shrunk down to a nice size for them to operate. However I never went back to have it removed as they said it could grow back so I just left it as a little scar on my neck.

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Response from Graham McCrindle, Clinical Matron, HMP Stocken, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Hi, I am so very pleased that we were able to facilitate such a good outcome for you.

Self image is important for many people and scars can be quite painful as well as detrimental to self confidence.

It would appear that a relatively simple interaction and referral has had such a good result for you and I wish you well for the future.

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