Calcinosis on the Scrotum
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Am I a Good Candidate for Scrotal Calcinosis Treatment?
Most patients diagnosed with scrotal calcinosis are excellent candidates for treatment. The general rule of thumb is that smaller nodules are treated with CO2 laser devices, while larger lesions require subcision. Still, Dr. Emer will use his medical discretion to determine which technique(s) can best address your concerns.
In addition to reviewing your medical history and performing a physical examination, Dr. Emer may need to run more tests to ensure there are no other underlying health issues. This is especially true if a licensed physician has not yet properly diagnosed your scrotal calcinosis.
How Is Scrotal Calcinosis Treated?
There are two main treatment methods for scrotal calcinosis: surgical excision and CO2 laser therapy. Surgical excision involves the removal of one or more nodules with the use of incisions. This strategy has been used with great success and lasting results on hundreds of patients by Dr. Emer.
Recently, laser treatments have begun to show very impressive effects for some patients. This non-surgical procedure features the use of a device that emits an ablative (tissue-removing) CO2 laser, a concentrated beam of light that heats up the nodules to the point where they fall away from the body. This energy also prompts the body to produce collagen, forming a new, clear layer of scrotal skin.
What to Expect During Scrotal Calcinosis Removal
Scrotal calcinosis removal is a same-day, outpatient procedure. Local anesthesia will be administered first to make sure you are comfortable.
For surgical excision, an incision is carefully made around the nodule to provide access under the skin. The calcium deposit itself is removed, and then the skin is closed with sutures. This process is repeated for each designated nodule.
During ablative CO2 laser therapy, a specialized device is moved slowly across the scrotum. Laser energy is emitted into each nodule, allowing it to be removed and for the healing process to begin.
What to Expect After Your Treatment for Calcinosis on the Scrotum
Some soreness or swelling can occur after a scrotal calcinosis procedure, lasting a few days or more, depending on the treatment’s extent. Full recovery can take about six weeks, although some patients will need more than one session if they have a large number of nodules present.
Dr. Emer will advise you regarding when it will be safe to return to work, the gym, and sexual activity. Once healing is complete, most patients report a massive shift in their bedroom confidence and overall comfort.
How Much Does a Scrotal Calcinosis Treatment Cost?
The total price of your scrotal calcinosis treatment will need to be calculated during your initial consultation. However, the cost typically depends on:
- The number of nodules on your scrotum
- Their size and shape
- Whether surgical excision, laser therapy, or both are used
- The total number of appointments scheduled