my questions are about a penile biopsy. just had one recently and am awaiting results...but my questions are about the actual biopsy. had it done 3 days ago on monday and in the middle of tuesday i noticed that in the area underneath the stitches, and surrounding it is a cyst like growth that moves if touched and seems almost hard to the touch--what is this growth?...also the skin nearby and not so nearby is swollen and bruised. so my questions are what exactly is this growth going on underneath and around the stitches and how long will my skin be bruised and swollen?.thanks
It sounds like a little blood or serous fluid (the liquid portion of blood without the cells) leaked into the site of the biopsy and around the area too. That commonly happens because of the looseness of the skin of the shaft. It will reabsorb within a couple of weeks and is no cause for concern. I hope the biopsy comes back ok. Best to you. Dr. Singer
thank you doc for your reply...so this serous fluid can cause this almost hard like growth underneath the stitches?...is there anything i can do to help it go away(warm compress, ice?)...i was concerned that it was a cyst forming, or scar tissue. My biopsy results came back and it says:
The histologic findings are relatively non-specific. The changes may be secondary to external trauma or injury. No viral cytopathic effect is observed. No organisms are identified on a syphillis immunostain. Immunostains for HSV 1 and 2 are negative. Atypia is not observed. There is an area of ulceration with subjacent telangiectasia and dermal fibrosis.