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What is penile ecchymosis?

Physical examination includes deviation of the penis away from the injured side and marked swelling and ecchymosis (called “eggplant sign”). If Buck’s fascia is damaged, blood and urine extravasate around Colle’s fascia, producing “butterfly ecchymosis” in the perineum and a “sleeve hematoma” along the penis.

What is penile ecchymosis?

Physical examination includes deviation of the penis away from the injured side and marked swelling and ecchymosis (called “eggplant sign”). If Buck’s fascia is damaged, blood and urine extravasate around Colle’s fascia, producing “butterfly ecchymosis” in the perineum and a “sleeve hematoma” along the penis.

What causes penile hematoma?

Superficial penile dorsal vein rupture can be caused by blunt trauma to an erect penis, particularly when initiating or during sexual intercourse. The blunt trauma causes venous tears and lacerations, which bleed and form a hematoma.

What is the difference between ecchymosis and bruising?

Ecchymosis is a skin discoloration that results from bleeding underneath the skin and usually larger than 1 cm or . 4 inches. A bruise is a discolored skin area that is caused by a blow, impact or suction (suction bruise) that ruptured underlying small blood vessels.

How long do penile bruises last?

What to Expect: Cuts and other minor injuries in the genital area heal quickly. Most often, they heal in 3 or 4 days.

What is penile rupture?

Penile fracture happens when sudden trauma or bending of the penis breaks the tunica albuginea. The erectile tissue beneath the tunica albuginea may also rupture. These twin bodies of spongy tissue normally fill with blood when you are sexually aroused, producing an erection. A fracture can also injure the urethra.

Can penile tissue repair itself?

“When there’s an injury, the body responds to that injury and can heal it with regular healthy tissue, which helps the penis expand, or it can heal it with scar tissue,” Dr. Figler says. “Scar tissue does a lot of good things—it prevents bleeding and infection—but it doesn’t expand.”

How do you treat penile tissue damage?

Penile fractures usually require surgery. The surgeon will use stitches to close the tear in the tunica albuginea and corpus cavernosum. The main goals of treatment are to restore or maintain your ability to have erections and preserve urinary function.

What does ecchymosis look like?

Ecchymosis turns the skin a dark purple color. As the bruise heals, it may turn green, yellow, or brown. The bruise symptoms you’re probably familiar with include: Pain over the bruise.