Sorry to hear about your trouble. I'm 46 and have had this problem all my life. I was told it is mostly in African Americans but I'm white with a quarter Native American. Anyway, I have two scars on the back of my neck where I had two moles removed when I was 11. My doctor told me if I got my ears pierced it could happen. I beged my mom to let me and she finally agreed when I was 14 but only if I got it done at the doctor's office and let the nurse do it. I had no problems and at 16 got a second hole and then I have a third in my left ear. I have no problems with my ears but with cuts it's a hit or miss if I get one.
I have had surgery a few times and I have scars that are very slim lines and some that are bigger with the whole keloid thing. But what I did not realize is that it can happen inside your body as well. I found this out when my daughter was 6 months old and I had a cyst on my ovary burst and stated hemorrhaging and had to have my left ovary and tube removed. At first everything was fine but I started having more pain each month with my period. My doctor tried several things but ended up doing exploratory surgery to find the problem. It ended up that the surgery the year before had caused scar tissue so much that my uterus was stuck to my small intestines, it’s like stick glue. So he had to make a bigger incision and remove my uterus along with the scar tissue. I told him before if I needed a hysterectomy that was fine I had my two kids and didn’t want more. But still after that each month got worse and worse for a year and a half. He tried all kinds of stuff to figure it out and ease the pain. When he had me have a pelvic ultrasound it showed that there was ovarian tissue on the left side that appeared to be an ovary, which apparently isn’t unheard of to have more than one on each side. So one more exploratory and it was not ovarian tissue but a clump of scar tissue. He removed it and put in a square piece of something to block the growth of more scar tissue. He showed me on video and I have it, weird. But since then no problems and that was I believe in late 1991 or early 1992.
Now, I find myself wondering what is going to happen with my ankle. I had surgery 6 weeks ago and wondering what this will be. Somehow I tore a tendon all the way across in half and had to have it repaired. I’m in my second cast now and I get to move to a boot next week. But I explained everything to my orthopedic surgeon about my keloid problems.
My daughter is now 20 and she has a keloid right in the middle of her chest for the chicken pox and a couple on her scalp.
I wish you so much luck with this. It is a pain in the ass. I guess I can never cosmetic surgery because of this. Sorry this is so long I just thought you might be interested. It had never occurred to me that it could happen inside also.