When I was about 5 years old I had a circumcision done and due to complications during the procedure, it wasn't properly completed. A couple of years later, I underwent surgery to fix the previous failed circumcision. After it was completed I had a few scars and discoloration that stayed with me throughout my life. The most noticeable are black scars (I am colored by the way, if that helps) that run across the bottom side of my penis. Scattered throughout my penis there are also scars (also black) but are much smaller and less conspicuous. All these scars are found around the area where the foreskin is removed. I also have, what I think, small rashes on one side and one slight out growth of skin, looks sort of like a mole. My question is can these scars be removed; I know that scars can not completely be erased. Also, does the location of my scars pose any difficulties in the process of fading them away. And about the mole like thing, for lack of a better word, can it also be removed like a regular mole. I will be asking my doctor, but I am interested to hear what you guys have to say.
The scarring on penis is due to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation after the surgery. Considering the delicate skin of the penis, you can go in for laser treatment, Chemical peeling or microdermabrasion. For the mole, you can have it removed by shave excision, elliptical mole excision or laser treatment.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
The scars that you are having are pretty old and moreover the skin of the penis and glans (glands) is very thin. So although many different creams like available like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids and tretinoin cream but it is advisable to use them after consulting a dermatologist only.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.