HomeAnswersUrologybalanitisWhat could be the reason for the two sores on my penis head?

I have leg pain, a scaly patch on the ankle, and sores on my penis head. Please advice.


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Published At November 3, 2020
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have the following symptoms: sore right leg, scaly dry patch on the outside of the right ankle, in the shower, this turns red, my urine smells strong. I am 6.2 feet tall and weigh about 167 pounds. I eat a tremendous amount of food, mostly healthy, so I poop a lot. If I wipe too hard, I will often see blood on the tip. I have noticed that if that happens, the leg pain increases, and a few days later, I would have one or two sore's on the head of my penis that would last a week or so. This has not happened in over a year since I have been washing with water instead of toilet paper, but I feel like I still have this underlying condition. Please help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thanks a lot for consulting us. You have pain issues in the right leg, a scaly patch on the right ankle, and blood when wiping hard after pee and lesions of the penis. Regarding the leg pain, it might have many causes like nerve pain, so you need to be examined with a neurologist. Scaly patch in ankle and color turn after shower seems to be a pressure point, and it should not be a problem; usually, it can heal if you avoid pressure at that point. The best thing you can do is wash with water instead of wiping it. It is better for your hygiene, and of course, when you wipe hard, you will get blood. But the lesions on the penis have no explanation. I need to see a picture if you have any and follow-up if that occurred again. At the moment, since no lesion and no pain on the penis, I would observe first. But you should follow up if the lesion appears again for diagnosis and treatment. If you have any more queries, please let me know.

Kind regards.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thanks for your reply.

Yeah, it is strange; it feels like an infection. I feel like it is a rectum pain and is connected to my leg and ankle pain. I also have cold extremities, including a cold penis; my wife also has the same ankle red spot. Lesions on the penis are only near the head; only on the right side; it seems like bacteria is trying to escape my body through these lesions.


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Thank you very much for the follow-up query. The rectum and leg ankle are connected to the same nerves, so there might be neurological issues, mainly when associated with cold feeling on limbs. Therefore you need MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) lumbosacral spine to detect the problem. I need a picture of the red spots on the penis for diagnosis and answer my few questions. Are those spots painful or itchy? And ss that present anywhere in the body? Diagnosis can be balanitis that is inflammation of the glans penis; it can be allergic or a viral infection. Please revert with all the requested information.

Kind regards.

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