Q. Why is the tip of my penis turning white?

Answered by Dr. Shahil Khant and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hello doctor,

The skin at the tip of my penis is becoming white from the past three months. There is no pain or any other problem due to that. I feel pressure to urinate, but while urinating the flow is slow. I do not know why my penis has become white. Kindly advice.


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Dr. Shahil Khant
MBBS., M.S SURGERY., DNB UROLOGY
Andrology, General Surgery, Urology

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Please send me an image.

It might be vitiligo or balanitis xerotica obliterans.

Revert with more information to a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist

 

Hi doctor,

Thanks for your prompt reply. I am attaching the picture for your better understanding. Kindly suggest the best remedy. Warm regards.

 

Dr. Shahil Khant
MBBS., M.S SURGERY., DNB UROLOGY
Andrology, General Surgery, Urology

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

The whitish discoloration of the penis is due to an infection. I suggest you try doing the following.

  1. Apply Candid ointment (Clotrimazole) twice a day for 15 days, in the morning and evening.
  2. Clean your penis properly with only water by pulling the foreskin completely before applying the above ointment.

Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start using the medicine after their consent.

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

 

Hello doctor,

Thank you for replying. My urine flow is also slow as compared to the pressure. Is there any relation to the infection?

 

Dr. Shahil Khant
MBBS., M.S SURGERY., DNB UROLOGY
Andrology, General Surgery, Urology

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, it might be because of the infection. I suggest you try the ointment for 15 days. If the flow is still low, then you might require uroflowmetry test.

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

 
 
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