What is Peniscopy?
Peniscopyis the examination of penile skin performed with a dermatological magnifying glass or by the colposcope, which is a set of lenses, which provide an increase of six to twenty-five times. Peniscopy allows the detection of lesions caused by HPV, or any other skin disease, with the aid of reagents to identify lesions not seen with the naked eye.
Examination of the male is performed with the patient in a lithotomy position on a standard gynecology table. The external genitalia is inspected grossly search for visible lesions, and soaked for five minutes in 5% acetic acid. The urethral meatus (only the external opening)and the entire external surface of the penis, scrotum, and anus are systematically examined with a colposcope with a magnification of x 7-12. This magnification visualizes Small surface irregularities, color differences and changes in vascularization.
How to prepare for peniscopy?
Trim well (do not shave) pubic hair prior to examination; Avoid intimate contact for 2 days; normal feed; Do not put medicine on the penis 2 days before the exam. These precautions facilitate the observation of the penis and prevent false results, avoiding having to repeat the exam.
How is HPV in men diagnosed?
Due to the high correlation between cervical cancer and HPV, much effort has gone into creating tools to diagnose HPV in women. Some people may carry and possibly spread the virus for years without ever knowing.Male genital infection by human papillomavirus is of particular importance since it is often asymptomatic. Some patient presents no clinical lesion.
If you do notice any HPV-related symptoms, it’s important to report them to your doctor. You should see your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal skin growths or changes in your penile, scrotal, anal, or throat areas. These may be early signs of cancerous growths.
Therefore, men represent an important reservoir of virus, playing a special role in the transmission and perpetuation of the disease.
Graduate doctor at UnB
Specialist in Gynecology and Colposcopy
Post Graduation in Orthomolecular Practice in Medicine (PUC)
Extensive academic training in Brazil and abroad
Adept of Integrative Medicine
More than 25 Years Dedicated to the Care of Women
RISK FACTORS FOR HPV IN MEN
Age (20-29 years)
Number of life partners
Early age of early sexual life
Sexual behavior of partner
Condyloma (warts, “Gallic crest”)
Subclinical lesions (the most frequent form) are visible only with PENISCOPIA
HPV can persist in apparently normal tissues.
In this case only the sample collection to identify and quantify the viral DNA subtype can make the diagnosis.
Patient’s clinical history
Peniscopy (examination of the penis with a magnifying lens to locate lesions)
Biopsy of atypical lesions or that do not improve with the usual treatment
Molecular biology: capture or genotyping HPV DNA.
Removal of lesions: local application of acid, cauterization
LASER. that allows the treatment of all the genital and anal areas securely and effectively of HPV lesions on the pubis, penis, scrotum, and anus.