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Penile Discoloration

There are multiple causes for penile discoloration, such as injury, contact dermatitis, penile melanosis, lichen sclerosus, and penile cancer. Penile discoloration usually indicates an underlying medical condition. In certain cases, penile discoloration is just a sign of a sexually transmitted disease or a harmless skin condition.

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Why is there discoloration and scarring around my penis?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 20-year-old male having skin discolorations and scar-like tissue near the penis. Although it is not problematic for me and I am in good physical health, the discoloration and dryness on the skin near the penis bothers me. Because of this, I had previously visited a doctor, who i...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Based on your medical history and examination of your photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it is most likely that you have tinea cruris (a medical condition affecting the genital, pubic, pe...  Read Full »

Can discoloration of the penis be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a discoloration on my penis for a while. It does not itch, but the skin above it is a bit shining and scaly. It becomes dry and white post-erection. Is this normal, and can it be treated? Would you advise any topical treatment, or do you think this is serious, and should I chec...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to I understand your concern. Since you do not have itching, it is xerosis (skin dryness). Usually, fungal infection or dermatitis has itching. I suggest you avoid soap for a while and use moisturizing creams as a topical application with mild antifungal and st...  Read Full »

Why do I have reddish discoloration in my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a strange red discoloration on the glans of my penis (on the top). At first, I thought maybe it was from rubbing inside the briefs, but it has been there for several months and has become bigger, and it also tends to get dry. A rug burn is the best thing I can say to describe i...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have burning on urination, increased frequency of urination, or irritation? Will you do excess scratching and rubbing of the lesion? Will you do rough handling? Do you have any contact with irritant or chemical contact? Have you used lubricants and harsh soap? D...  Read Full »

What is the reason for tightness and discoloration in the penis?

Query: 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.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 s...  Read Full »

Why is my penis head dry, red, and blotchy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old, and I am not under any medication. My query concern is about the penis head. I have a dry penis, I would say, for as long as I can remember, I have never been happy with its appearance in that it always seems red; in the past 12 months, however, the visible symptoms see...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have any symptoms? Please send a few good quality photographs taken in natural light, without using flash and from different angles and distances. I am looking forward to your response to help you. Regards.  Read Full »

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