Penile Vitiligo

Discoloration of the skin in the penis is called penile vitiligo. The other symptoms that can be seen are white hair and loss of melanin in the inner lining of mouth and eyeballs. It is an autoimmune condition.

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I have had a white patch on my penis for the past two months. Could it be a yeast infection or vitiligo?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a white patch on my penis since the last two months. I thought it was vitiligo, but I am curious to know if it is a yeast infection.Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please answer the questions for details. Is it itchy and burning? Excess scratching and rubbing? Spreading? Moisture, occlusive wear, or friction? Improper genital hygiene? Recurrent episode?   Read Full »

Why is my penis head white?

Query: 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.  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please send me an image. It might be vitiligo or balanitis xerotica obliterans. Revert with more information to a urologist online -->  Read Full »

What is the reason for the pale skin on my glans penis over ten years?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pale skin on my glans for over ten years. Since I was a kid, I have never had a problem. There are no symptoms like soreness or irritation. It is just purely the appearance of it that I do not like. People had said it could be a fungal infection. I have tried creams and oral ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). The possible differentials for your condition include lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) and genital vitiligo. Therefore, there is no need to p...  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 Thanks 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 o...  Read Full »

What is the cause for black patches on the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a black patch on my penis tip and no other issues. I thought it is normal and will go in some time, but it does not. Please provide some solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. I will help you with your concern. Such black patches could be due to multiple causes like warts, moles, and many more. I need to see this patch to make a definitive diagnosis so I can suggest your treatment accordingly. Please revert with a photo. Do...  Read Full »

What causes discoloration on skin of penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a discoloring on skin of penis. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Shweta Dhawan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The condition you are presenting is hypopigmentation of penile skin, relating to penile vitiligo, its an autoimmune condition, vitiligo can be present in other parts of skin or hairs also turning the color light, or white, it is not related to any STDs, but if any hi...  Read Full »

Can NB-UVB lamp be used for penile vitiligo?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently purchased an NB-UVB lamp for vitiligo and I wanted to know if it is safe enough to use on my penis. I have read that normally, you cover your penis from UVB lamp radiation but in my case, I have vitiligo on my penis. Also, should I put sunscreen before or after treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. Your genitalia or penis should remain covered during the procedure. Do not expose even if you have a vitiligo over there. Apply Tacrolimus ointment over that area but do not expose it to light or you will get a serious reaction. Yes, it is...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the spots on my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been getting spots on my penis. I do not remember that I had them as a kid. I know it has been getting more over time, but really slow that I do not realize it. I remember that the doctor messed up my circumcision and my parents were going to sue the doctor for that thus the skin ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through all your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Basically you have two queries. First the extra skin which you want to remove. That can be possible by surgery but if you do not have any problem with that then you avoid surgical ...  Read Full »

How to cure ringworm?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ringworm in my thigh area for the last four months. It is itching very badly. What shall do to get it cured completely? My age is 42 and my weight is 82 kg. I am currently on Terbinafine 250 mg, Candiforce 100 mg and Clocip powder.  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ringworm infection in the groin is known as tinea cruris. It is a recurrent fungal infection. Please let me know whether you have diabetes. Are you on steroids for any reason? Does any other family member have the same infection? Do you have intense pruritus ...  Read Full »

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