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How To Cover Up A Circumcision Scar
Circumcision revision and costs associated to it. Does medical cover? Trying to fix suture tunnels and bad scarring
Insurance should pay: Bad penile scarring after circumcision is a medical problem ; should be a covered expense. Suture tracts or tunnels accumulate dead sloughed skin cells ; keratin which appear like tiny "black heads" ; are also worth opening up or removing. Coding should indicate secondary phimosis or miscellaneous penile abnormality ; thus be covered. Good luck. ...Read more
Healing scars: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more
The scar will fade with time. Let it take its natural course.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Scar is always...: A scar is always the residual sign of skin/tissue healing after cut/injury. So, if not related with circumcision, id you have a pimple-like "boil" before? If concerned, go and see doc timely. But, if not hurting and with no erosion or size increase, it is benign with no need to intervene but personal finicky cosmetic reason. ...Read more
"Scar"?: Absorbable sutures used in a circumcisn will typically resolve in 1-1/2 - 3 weeks. Your skin should heal (usually without a significant scar) with the basement membrane approximating after 2-1/2 weeks. You should be able to swim/tub bath by 3-4 weeks, but you should refrain from intercourse for at least 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Unpredictable...: Any cut to tissue will heal with a visible "scar'; likewise, does cut for incision. But its visibility is unpredictable, depending upon personal body nature and possible wound infection, most and most of times, the healing of circumcision is uneventful and well in 1-2 weeks. But still remember: incision-related scar takes up to 1 year or longer to mature. Ask doc timely. ...Read more
No: Though you will be aware of the scar from the time you take the bandages off. The penis will look different and unfamiliar. It may not look like the 'penis' you imagined. The scar can be visible for 12-18 months. At the end of the day the scar is unlikely to be an issue. ...Read more
Probably not: Could a circumcision scar be hypertrophic? I have never seen or heard of this happening but in medicine we frequently say that anything is possible. I would add that it is highly improbable though and I have asked collegues and none of them have ever heard of or seen it either. I probably doesn't happen. ...Read more
Always. The only way: In which skin & other tissues heal close after any injury, including more controlled surgically created gaps, is via fibroblasts migrating into area to form connective tissue which forms a scar to both mechanically connect the tissues back together and help restore complex immune system function. Plastic surgery techniques are about how to ↓ barriers to healing & ↓ visibility of final scar tissue. ...Read more
It just needs...: To heal up. I would apply traumeel cream (or ointment) to help promote healing. It is homeopathic and available online or at most whole foods stores. This is anecdotal, but I have been personally using it for myself my family and my patients for 25 years. It is very safe, so you can apply it as often as you want. Sometimes I will apply it four or five times a day on cuts on myself. ...Read more
Yes and no: You can get the scar removed but it will heal with another scar. The bottom line is there is no way to remove a scar. Plastic surgeons modify scars to either camouflage them or make them less noticeable but we can't get rid of them. ...Read more
Circumcision: A revision can be done - see a urologist for an evaluation. Do not put any material around the penis to retract the excess foreskin as it may cause loss of blood flow and potential gangrene or necrosis. A patient of mine was bothered by his foreskin and wrapped a rubber band around his penis which nearly cut off his circulation - never do that! ...Read more
I get a little lump on the edge of my circumcision scar. I can pop them an a little black thing comes out. I get about one a year. What is this?
Comedones: What you describe are likely common skin lesions known as comedones. While tempting, "popping" them can lead to infection under the skin in the area of the hair follicle where the sebaceous glands (where the cheese-like sebum is produced) are located. When exposed to air the tip of the sebum core turns black. Hence, the nickname "blackheads". ...Read more
I have a dark scar line from circumcision that I wish to have removed. Silicone and onion bulb extract aren't working. What options do I have? Laser?
Here are some. ..: Known to us, life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation from inception to eternity; so is the expected post-circumcision scar. Whatever the scar after circ would be, it will be with you forever. Removing it by any means will still leave behind with a scar. So, see urologist If you've an unusual prominent keloid, which can be softened with topical steroid injection. ...Read more
I'm using Daktarin for cuts on my foreskin but I have many scars and the cuts heal slowly or not at all. How do I heal them both without circumcision?
? Prepucioplasty: Foreskin keeps splitting because you have a degree of phimosis (it's too tight to retract easily) Now unlikely to respond to steroid cream due to scarring. Next most effective treatment would be prepucioplasty. Vertical incision is made thu constricting area on upper surface & sutured transversely. Skin will now be loose & retract easily & avoid further splits once it has healed. ...Read more
How can I tell if too much skin was taken off my son during his circumcision? The circ scar is halway down his shaft. He was done with the mogen clamp
Ask for a referral: To a urologist if you're concerned about the appearance. The mogen's been around since 1954. There were some issues about damage to the glans penis because it doesn't allow visualization, but not about over-stretching the foreskin. As long as it doesn't cause a painful erection & the anatomy of the genitalia is normal, I can't think how it can hurt him. I'd like to know what you find out. ...Read more
Nothing or...: In general, there is no practical need to remove any circumcision-related scar. But, before doing so, be evaluated with detailed history + physical exam first so to decide the balance of its medical necessity and professional possibility. If really needed, it can be done under local anesthesia as an outpatient. ...Read more
Is circumcision for a case of phimosis that has scar tissue and can't retract at all 100%, absolutely necessary?
Surgery is required: Discuss with urologist. Dr. May be able to remove foreskin scar & widen prepucial opening enough for you to retain most of remaining foreskin if you desire, but surgery can not be avoided in presence of scar tissue causing the phimosis. Not every urologist either wishes to undertake this or has experience with this approach. ...Read more
Had a circumcision 2 months ago, and the scar flares up after sexual activity, any advice? Or know how long til it should be fully healed?
Should be healed: At two months you should be healed; however, it takes a year for most scars to fully mature. During that time the redness and sensitivity in the scar will diminish. Redness increases with increased blood flow. ...Read more
White pocket of I don't know what under 19 month old son's penis where his circumcision scar is. What could this be?
Where should the scar line be on my sons penis after circumcision? Also the scar is "v" shaped on the bottom of his penis. Mogen clamp was used.
No specific location: With a mogen clamp circumcision, a v shaped scar more proximal along the shaft is common. With other devices, the scar is more distal and circular. Regardless, the scar location is irrelevant if the phallus heals well, without redundancy of the prepuce, without entrapment or adhesions. ...Read more
STD: You should know what your circumcision line scar looks like, and generally, an std would not look like a scar from a circumcision. If you feel you have some sexual activity that would put you at risk for an std, than you should get tested for all std's not only for your benefit, but also for all future partners as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
Who is the best doctor in the USA to perform a adult circumcision revision? It's for a uneven circumcision scar. My self-esteem is hurt. PLEASE HELP
Circumcision: Revision. A board certified urologist can do this. Please get referral from your family doctor. Teaching hospitals connected to universities or medical schools have excellent doctors. Please do not measure your self-worth by circumcision results no matter what. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Red spot on my circumcision line/scar on the dorsal side. It is the same texture as the surrounding circumcision tissue and a tiny tiny bit swollen.
Since I was child I noticed a circumcision scar on my penis and there is a part of surgical suture in it No other symptoms?
Clarify: Generally circumcisions done in the 1st month of life do not require suturing. If it was done later they would usually be absorbable sutures that would be long gone. There may be a lump or knot of skin, but this would only be a cosmetic issue. If concerned have it evaluated by your doc. ...Read more
Will a circumcision scar halway down my sons penis cause painful erections when he gets older? He doesn't complain now. Was too much skin taken?
Unlikely: Unless there is too little skin covering penile shaft. Location of scar on shaft varies with circumcision technique. Circumcisions performed with mogen clamp tend to leave more inner foreskin so scar is further down the shaft. Push down on skin on either side of penile base with a thumb on either side to see if penis looks long enough. If not see a pediatric urologist. Or send photo confidentially. ...Read more
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