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Glans Discoloration

Glans or glans penis is the tip of or the head of the penis. It is usually pinkish in color and turns red or purple during erection because of the excess blood flow. The other causes of discoloration are an injury, penile melanosis (hyperpigmentation), contact dermatitis, lichen sclerosus, vitiligo, syphilis, and penile cancer.

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I have noticed the gradual emergence of a dark patch on the glans skin years after my circumcision. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had my circumcision surgery seven to eight years ago, and after a few years, I noticed a small, dark, flat patch on the glans skin. It started growing very slowly over the course of a few years, and now almost 60 percent of the glans skin is dark with patches. However, it is not grow...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I have gone through the details as well as the images that you have provided (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), and I do understand your concern. From th...  Read Full »

What could be the possible complications after circumcision?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a circumcision a few months ago for phimosis. After some time, the glans of my penis have patches that are red and raised without pain or discomfort. I thought it to be a part of the healing process and did not bother it. But it remains for so long. I am with the same partner for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi,Welcome to for consulting us.I have seen the picture you sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). This condition is called vitiligo, skin discoloration due to loss of pigmentation and not an infection or inflammation. It can present to other areas of the ...  Read Full »

My penis head has turned black and itchy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My penis head has become black. That part, as well as the foreskin, is itchy. I went to a urologist and he prescribed Ciplox 500 mg (1-0-1) for five days and T Bact cream for applying. It was paining a bit at that time. Now the pain is considerably reduced (about 90 %). But still, the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly send good quality image and revert back. Without photographs its difficult to comment.   Read Full »

My penis has become dark post treatment. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I had pearly papules on my glans penis a long time ago. I got them removed three months ago by a dermatologist with CO2 laser. Now, bottom of the glans penis is very dark purple in color. I have tried to put some gels on it, but had no success with that. I will attach t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attached picture and provided details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I feel the discoloration at glans is completely normal and there is no problem with it either in the near future or distant future other than a cosmetic concern...  Read Full »

How to treat red spots present on the head of penis?

Query: Hello doctor,The head of my penis is itchy and there are a few red spots in certain areas on the head. This has been happening for the past week or so. I have stopped applying soap to the area and I wash it with lukewarm water twice a day and apply Candid-B thereafter. The itchiness went away after ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With your description, I feel you are suffering from a fungal infection of your genitalia. Kindly stop Candid-B cream (Beclometasone Topical and Clotrimazole Topical). It has steroids in it. This gives you temporary relief from itching but promotes fungal growth. How...  Read Full »

My penis tip has turned white. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. Yesterday, I noticed my tip of the penis becoming white. I do not know the cause but the most part of it is white. I am not getting 100% erection also. It looks like the growth of the penis has also stopped. Can you suggest why is this happening? I am not sexua...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to maintain strict personal hygiene. You can wear loose cotton comfortable undergarments. Get physically examined and investigated to rule out any medical problem and treat accordingly. Is there any pain or itching? A course of antifungals might be considere...  Read Full »

I have a flat white cluster inside my penis. Is this normal or an STD?

Query: Hello doctor,I had protected sex 17 days ago with a questionable character. I have been fine but tonight noticed what looks like a flat white cluster that is tiny inside my urethra (penis). I do not have a burning sensation when I pee or ejaculate, nor do I have any symptoms of traditional STDs. I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and the photo you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am unable to get a clear picture from the photo sent by you. From what I can see, it appears to be a normal urethral opening. However, it is unlikely that y...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old and have noticed some small black marks on the inner glans of my penis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old, and I have a problem with jock itch. Recently, I noticed some small black marks on the inner glans of my penis. I do not know the reason for this, and I am very worried about it. I do not understand why I am experiencing so many skin problems. I have never had any s...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Thank you for trusting us with your healthcare. I have reviewed your medical history and understand your concerns. I have reviewed the attached image (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). It seems you have tinea cruris with balanitis. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection of...  Read Full »

I have greyish-black patches on the glans of my penis. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a male of 29 years old with a height of 5.5 feet and a weight of around 152 pounds. I am not under any medication. I am not married and have never had sex. Since the past few months, some greyish-black patches have been developing on the glans of my penis. It is also around the ope...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read what you have described and gone through the photos (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The only spots that I can see are toward the right lower half of your penile head. This condition is called penile melanosis or hyperpigmentation. I...  Read Full »

I have discoloration and spots in the glans. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, As a kid, I suffered from phimosis. I had circumcision five years back. It was complicated as my foreskin was stuck to the sides of my glans and the surgeon had to cut the skin to expose the glans from the sides. After that, it took almost one to one and a half years for my skin to rec...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I could see the Rx (prescription) and pictures. The brownish spots to some extent could be normal but the redness is not. I could see that your doctor has made a diagnosis of Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). Steroids are the mainstay of trea...  Read Full »

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