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Cauterization is a surgical procedure, where the tissue is burnt to stop bleeding, prevent infection, or to remove tissue. It is commonly used during surgery to avoid bleeding and cut through the tissues, tumor removal, nosebleeds, and genital or other warts removal.

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I have been experiencing heavy nose bleeding despite taking treatment. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I was admitted to the emergency room twice for a nosebleed. I have also seen an ENT doctor who burned the blood vessels. I have tried plugging it in for 30 minutes a few times, spraying up each nose, and putting ice pack. I am still having heavy nosebleeds. What can I do? Kindly help. T...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Once you have an episode of epistaxis, you are more likely to have it again. Most of the time, there is no major cause, but at times it may be due to some more serious cause. First, get your basic blood counts done to rule out any defect in the clotting mechanism. Sec...  Read Full »

I have Fordyce spots on my lips. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male. Fordyce spots with white yellow bumps occur on the edge of my lips. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fordyce spots can be cauterized for cosmetic reason. If left untreated there is no harm. Topical applications will not help resolve.   Read Full »

There is a painless black growth on my knee. What could this be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 56-year-old male. There is a painless black growth on the left knee, and that has been there for around two years now. My doctor advised me to use Duofilm (Lactic acid and Salicylic acid collodion) topical lotion in a recent visit. This reduced the size of the growth a little bit. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The growth is a viral wart. It is a form of superficial viral growth on the skin. Yes, it usually increases in size if left untreated and can spread to other body parts by direct contact. They are best dealth with radiocautery, which is a simple office based surgery d...  Read Full »

I have a yellow colored spot in my throat. What could this be?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a cold and sore throat about four months ago. For some stupid reason, I decided to shine a torch to look at the back of my throat and I saw a yellow colored circular spot or cyst or ulcer. I went to a doctor who could not see it, so then I went to another doctor who said there is no...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have encircled a granule in the posterior pharyngeal wall, the back of your throat (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You do not have to worry about it. The back of the throat has lymphoid follicles in the form of granules. They along with lateral phary...  Read Full »

Will traveling through flight soon after nose cauterization cause bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I just had my nose cauterized for the second time a week back and have a flight booked in two days. I am worried that it is too soon to fly as flying triggered my nose bleeds. I can change my flight to stay longer so it can heal further. Not sure. Just do not want it to start bleeding ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anay Kumar Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nose bleed is a very common problem. It is treated with cautery which may need repeating a few times. As you had it only a few days ago, it might be better to avoid flying for 3 to 4 weeks, if possible. Carry on using the ointment for one month and then have yourself re...  Read Full »

I had sex one week after cautery. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had cautery, and after one week, the doctor said it was okay to have sex. And then we had sex today, and before I went to sleep, I inserted a vaginal suppository, and it felt itchy. Is it normal? Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As we do threading for the face or upper lip and apply some product on the face, which causes itching for some time, and the area where we had hair removal with thread that is more painful for some time, and then it gets normal. It is the same way for cautery. In caute...  Read Full »

I had my genital warts removed a few months ago. Can they recur?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my genital warts removed a few months ago. I am attaching the recent pictures. Is it a scar or recurrence of warts? Kindly guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have seen the pictures (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). The lesions look active, so it might be a recurrence. It is not uncommon to have a recurrence of genital warts when removed with cauter...  Read Full »

How does genital warts look like and how is it treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two bumps in my genitals for two months. Do they look like warts?  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the two photos attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I hope you are referring to the two small brownish lesions, which appear to be warts. Can you tell me about the symptoms, intercourse history, and partner history, if any?  Read Full »

Please suggest the most effective procedure to remove DPN from the face.

Query: Hi doctor,I am planning to remove the DPN present on my face. What is the most effective procedure? I heard that electrocautery and carbondioxide laser helps to manage it. Which of these two procedures has the best outcome? Is there a better procedure other than these two?  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to DPN (dermatosis papulosis nigra) is often removed effectively using electric cauterization as it requires less number of sittings and it is cost-effective. DPN removal using cauterization takes around two sittings as they take only one side of the face at a time or ...  Read Full »

What are the tiny bumps present on my penis and inner thigh?

Query: Hi doctor, I have these on my penis, ears and inner thigh. I have had them for over 10 years and they did not get red or inflamed. Also, you cannot pick them off. I am married and it did not get spread to my wife. What is it?  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you please upload a picture? So that, I can review it. They may be simple skin tags, but it is hard to tell without a picture. Please also share if you have any history of STD (sexually transmitted disease) in the past and if you were tested for any recently.   Read Full »

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