Q. I feel tightness in my penis with discoloration of penile head. Kindly help.

Answered by
Dr. Deepti Shukla
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 10, 2020

Hello doctor,

I have tightness in my penis, along with some discoloration on the penis head. I get wound sometimes. Also, I do not have the habit of masturbation, but there is some difference when I tried to check the changes. And the shape and size vary all the time.



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From the history, it seems you have developed lichen sclerosis et atrophicus. In this condition, discoloration and tightness occur.

Since when do you have this issue? Is it spreading? I need to see the discoloration so that I can assess.

Please revert with a photo so I can provide you a definitive diagnosis and suggest treatment accordingly.

Thank you doctor,

It is happening for the past few months, and it is not spreading. I do not know whether the picture is clear. I can take a video consultation if needed.



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Thanks for sharing the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

Tightness or abnormal discoloration is not applicable except for the slight whitish color. I would suggest you take a urologist appointment for this and changing shape and tightness. He will be able to help you in a better way.

As there are no depigmented white areas, making a lichen sclerosis diagnosis is difficult without personal examination.

Apply Tacroz (Tacrolimus) cream 0.03 % at night in a small quantity on the white area for one month.

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