Q. Can a horizontal wrinkle on my glans penis be due to dry masturbation?

Answered by
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 22, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jul 06, 2019

Hello doctor,

For the past few months, I have noticed a horizontal wrinkle on my glans penis all over and the glans is not as pink as before but slightly dark and blackish. I am worried that frequent dry masturbation is the reason behind the wrinkle. There is no blood, pain or discharge from it. The only thing is wrinkle which is very much visible when the penis is small but when the penis is enlarged, the wrinkle is very less visible. Also, I do not think it is a bacterial or a fungal infection because there is no symptom. Of note, my fasting blood sugar is 79.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

However, we would be able to give you better suggestions if you could upload appropriate images of the lesions you have described.

Kindly mention if you are a diabetic or not.

If you have had any sexual exposure, kindly furnish details regarding it such as the use of a condom, exposure to a commercial sex worker, or the mode of intercourse.

Have you used any antiseptics to wash the affected area?

For more information consult a cosmetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cosmetologist

Thank you doctor,

I am not a diabetic. Last month the result of postprandial sugar was137 and fasting was 79. Also, I never had sex with anyone. I have never got surgery nor any blood transfusion. I am sure that there are no STDs. I do not use any antiseptic to wash the area. I only do masturbation two to three times a day for the past few years. These wrinkles have started from the tip of the glans and they go horizontally down the glans. There is no extra growth or bump on it. They are less visible once penis gets enlarged or stretched. I have uploaded few images. In the image, you can see the small horizontal wrinkles. There are also dark shades present in the lower part of the glans.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have gone through the images you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

There is no possibility of infection.

There are numerous physiological variations in the skin depending upon the genetics.

They just appear to be a few wrinkles and nothing more.

This could just be normal for you.

Masturbation repeatedly can lead to such a thing and it is advisable to use a lubricant while doing so.

I suggest you take Emoderm (white soft paraffin) cream twice daily for two weeks

For more information consult a cosmetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cosmetologist


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