Black Spots On Penis

Black spots on the penis can be as a result of Fordyce spots or melanosis. Either way, it is harmless and does not require any treatment unless there are other associated symptoms.

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What caused a spot on my penis shaft?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a spot on my penis shaft. I took an STD test, and it showed negative. However, I am concerned that it could be something more serious. The genitourinary specialist prescribed me Eumovate. I have no other symptoms. What do you think it could be? Should I be concerned? Kindly help...  Read Full »

Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The problem is that you did not mention the period between the appearance of the lesion and the STD (sexually transmitted test) test. For example, syphilis, which could cause such lesions in stage 1, has a diagnostic window of about 10 to 12 w...  Read Full »

I have dark spots on the glans after undergoing circumcision. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent circumcision 12 years ago, and there was some dark spot on the glans sometime after the circumcision. But slowly, it grew, but there was no pain, and nothing else, just dark spots, but they are large. Should I be worried? Currently, I am 20-years-old.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears to be penile melanosis due to an increase in the number of melanocytes or melanin pigment. A biopsy is needed to rule out malignancy, if any. Look for changes in the lesion, and observation is needed. Avoid scratching and rubbing. I suggest you wash the...  Read Full »

I am having black spots on my foreskin after unprotected sex. Is it related?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a couple of black spots on my foreskin for three days and I am getting a bit worried. I had slept with a girl unprotected and she assured me that she was clean. However, these spots have turned up and I am not sure if it is a coincidence or not. I am taking iron supplements.Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query and I am sorry for such discomfort.I saw the picture you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity).I can see on the right side of the foreskin, there is one small slightly raised lesion that is black in color. Just adjac...  Read Full »

I have a black spot on my foreskin, which is painless and non-irritating. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a black spot on my foreskin today. There is no pain or irritation, and the surface is smooth. It is not a bump. I am not on any medication, but recently, I have been diagnosed with discoid lupus. I am nervous. Kindly help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing in and I understand your concern. The mark can be due to some irritation or minor injuries, or insect bites. There is nothing to worry about. Forceful intercourse or masturbation can also be a reason. I suggest you apply ointment Clotrimazol...  Read Full »

What can the big black spot on the foreskin be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male with a height of 5.8 feet, and my weight is 62 kg. I have a big black spot on the foreskin of the penis for the past four to five years. I do not know what it is. And I do not feel any pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please answer my questions. Do you have any history of atopy or allergies? Did you contact with irritants or any chemical? Have any history of minor injury or trauma? Did you scratch or rub the lesion? Did you pop or prick it? Allergic reaction to irritant so...  Read Full »

How to treat the symptomless spots on my foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor,I have spots on my foreskin. And they do not look like the Fordyce spots that I already have in other parts of my body. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you for writing, and I can understand your concern.Your spots can be due to sexually transmitted infections such as candida or chlamydia infections. Do not worry, as it can be treated accordingly.Kindly answer me the following to help you better;1) Since when do you h...  Read Full »

What is penile melanosis, and what is its management?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a black spot on the pink skin of my penis opening but not on the penis head. I noticed it today, and there is no pain or irritation, but still, I am terrified. Can you please let me know what the issue is? I have no previous history of the same problem or have taken any tests or me...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a black spot on the penis. According to the picture provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), you suffer from penile melanosis. It ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the black mark on my penis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a black mark on my penis head and after a month, it got spread. I have a reddish-pink mark below it and sometimes my penis becomes dry. I do not have any irritation or itching. I am really scared due to it. I want to get cured. I have attached some pictures. Please help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern. According to the statement, you have a black mark on the penis head. According to the picture, (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you are suffering from penile melanosis. It is a harmless condition characterized by patches of dark s...  Read Full »

Do I have melanoma due to the black spot present on the foreskin of penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old. I noticed a black dot on the foreskin of the penis and it looks like just a change of color and there is no flakiness or bloat over it. It is less than 1 mm in size. I started to have this last month as I decided to use condoms when my wife stopped taking birth control...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It does not appear to be due to melanoma (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It can be due to fungal infection or irritation or allergy. Avoid too much irritation or friction. Keep the area well ventilated. Wear loose innerwear. You should clean the area w...  Read Full »

Are several flat black spots on the penis a concerning issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have several black mole-like spots on the foreskin. It is flat and does not cause any discomfort. Do I need to worry about it? Please suggest any treatment to remove them or any home remedies for this.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

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