Cryotherapy is the use of freezing temperatures to treat pain or some other conditions. It is used to relieve nerve pain by freezing the irritated nerve. Cryotherapy is also used in cryosurgery, where localized areas of cancer or some skin abnormality are frozen and removed.

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Is a cystic mass in the kidney with perfusion of the rim indicative of renal cell carcinoma?

Query: Hi doctor, A 44-year-old female and has no symptoms. The incidental finding on CT is a small renal mass. Ultrasound with contrast finding is the lesion within the left kidney. It is well defined with fundamental imaging. The lesion measures approx 1.8 cm and has solid appearances on baseline examin...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1.8 cm cystic mass in the left kidney. The cyst which enhances on CT (computed tomography) scan is likely to be renal carcinoma with the precision of 90% as it is classified as type four renal cyst. The size is small, and the best treatment for you, in my opinion, is to...  Read Full »

I had four sessions of cryotherapy for genital warts and was diagnosed with leiomyoma. Can this be due to cryotherapy?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a genital wart, and four sessions of cryotherapy were given. As it did not subside, the lump was tested and was found to be a lesion with spindle cells positive for desmin and SMA, which is associated with leiomyoma. Can this be due to cryotherapy? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Warts and leiomyomas have different origins. A wart arises from squamous epithelium, while a leiomyoma arises from a smooth muscle. Leiomyomas originate from the dartos muscle of the scrotum and the labia majora, and those derived from the ere...  Read Full »

The biopsy report after cryotherapy on my scrotal lump revealed leiomyoma. Could it have been a genital wart prior to cryotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a biopsy done on a lump on the scrotum because cryotherapy did not completely get rid of it. The biopsy came back as a leiomyoma positive for desmin and SMA. I would like to know if after cryotherapy it could tell if it was a scar or a leiomyoma? I am worried it had been a genita...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the histopathology report, it is clear that the lesion was a leiomyoma. It is a benign condition. There are no features suggesting warts in histopathology. So you need not worry about warts. Leiomyoma is a rare benign condition occurring in the scrotal are...  Read Full »

What is the soft, white, non-itchy lump in my penile shaft?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years sexually active gay male with one partner. Four weeks ago, I got a soft white color lump in my penile shaft, which was not itchy or painful. Three days ago, I got another one with the same features. I am worried about warts. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw the picture. It looks like a flat genital wart (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Usually, the wart will have a rough surface with multiple finger-like projections. Sometimes it is difficult to appreciate finer details in pictures, making dermoscopy...  Read Full »

What could these fleshy-looking masses near the area of circumcision be?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with a genital wart a few months ago. This wart looked like a dark brown flat mole with a lesion next to it. It was located in the middle and underside of my penis. The dermatologist removed the wart. Recently, I noticed a few fleshy-looking masses near the area of ci...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly send a good-quality image. Secondly, can you please tell me which genital warts were removed by which procedure?   Read Full »

How can the rashes on the head of my circumcised penis be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have rashes on the head of my circumcised penis. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your clinical picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). This is called pearly penile papules. It is not a disease. It is a physiological variant. There is nothing to worry. You can ignore it, it is not going to cause any harm. If you ar...  Read Full »

I have wart-like lesions in my left groin. Are they genital warts?

Query: Hello doctor, There are soft wart-like lesions in my left groin region. A picture is attached for your reference. It is itchy on and off and it is mildly painful. Is this a genital wart?  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and the image attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, they seem like warts. Regards.   Read Full »

I have a painless red bump on my scrotum. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a painless red bump on my¬†scrotum. I am uploading some pictures. Kindly let me know what this could be.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your description and picture, it seems like you have steatocystoma multiplex (a type of sebaceous cyst) or molluscum contagiosum. The pictures do not give me an e...  Read Full »

There are recurrent cluster of bumps on the penis every three months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a cluster of bumps on the penis. This has been going on and off for two years. I have this recurrent cluster of bumps. They appear at the same spot about every three months.   Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your concern may be condylomata accuminata. It is a type of viral infection due to human papillomavirus. Do you have any history of unprotected sexual exposure? If yes, go for an STD panel investigation which includes: VDRL (venereal disease research laboratory). ...  Read Full »

Is the bump in the left side of my shaved penis a wart?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26 year old male. On Monday night, I trimmed my pubic hair and while doing so, I felt a nick while trimming the bottom left side of my penis. After that, I shaved with a razor. On Tuesday morning, I noticed a bump and thought it might have been from the nick, but now I am startin...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. From your description, the issue seems to be verruca plana or seborrhoeic keratosis. I suggest you go for cryotherapy. Until then, do not use a razor for shaving, as it might cause it to spread. For further queries consult a dermatolo...  Read Full »

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