Red Spot On Penis

Less severe causes like poor oral hygiene or local irritation can cause red spots on the penis. Serious causes include sexually transmitted infections like syphilis and molluscum contagiosum, scabies, candidal infection, balanitis, psoriasis, eczema, allergic dermatitis, etc. Based on the conditions, they may also be accompanied by itching, penile discharge, blisters, etc. Maintaining proper personal hygiene, protection while having sex, and avoiding irritant hygiene products prevents these red spots.

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I have redness and white spot on my penis and itching. Can you suggest why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have redness on my penis when I pull my foreskin down. And there is one white spot too. Can you suggest why? And I am on holiday. I have not had any unprotected sex, nor do I have diabetes. I am physically active. I had covid two months ago and was administered Augmentin 625 mg. This...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please answer the following to know more. 1. Is there any history of high-risk sex in recent or in the past? This is really important in making the diagnosis. 2. Is there any history of visiting massage parlors? 3. Is there any discharge from the penis or pain...  Read Full »

After masturbation, I am getting rash-type red spots on my penis head. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,Three weeks ago, I had sex with a condom, and it resulted in red, rash-like unraised spots on the head of my penis and on the foreskin under the head when retracting the skin. I have been tested for STD all came back negative. Sometimes after masturbation, the rash-type red spots come back...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is balanitis. I suggest you follow these steps, 1. Apply Clotrimazole cream at night for three weeks. 2. Apply Fucidin (Fusidic Acid 2%) cream at daytime for seven days. 3. Wash genital area with Episoft cleanser daily for 15 days. 4....  Read Full »

I have had red spots and irritation in my penis that is not responding to any treatment for more than a year. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My penis is irritated. I have red spots on its glans, and sometimes I have white spots. After having a bath (only with warm water), it worsens. After urinating, I have a burning sensation, and even the underwear irritates me. Sometimes I feel coldness in my penis, colder than it shoul...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you have described indicate urethral pain syndrome. Another possible diagnosis is chronic abacterial prostatitis. Examination of the prostate to look for inflammation by inserting a finger in the rectum and feeling the prostate is the key to diagnosi...  Read Full »

I have red patches on the tip of my penis. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have red patches on the tip of my penis and some small lesion-like growths. They are not going away; however, they are painless. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Red patches can be due to many reasons. It can be a simple balanitis inflammation, allergic reaction, or can be due to sexually transmitted infections. Usually, we do sexually transmitted disease tests if you recently had sexual intercourse; otherwise no need. I sug...  Read Full »

There is peeling of the skin and red spots on the penis. Kindly suggest some remedies.

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed some infection on my penis two days back. The skin is peeling out, and there are little red spots on the head of the penis. There is no itching or irritation. I am sexually active. I am currently taking tablet Nexito 5 mg. Kindly suggest a solution for the same. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. A proper evaluation can be done if you share the following information, Did you come in contact with any irritant chemical? Did you use any harsh soap? Do you have a latex allergy? Did you use any sce...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation during urination and red spots on my penis tip. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a burning sensation during urination for more than a month. I also noticed red dots on the tip of my penis. The spots do not itch and have no discharge. I consulted a doctor and tested for UTI and STDs. Both the results came back negative.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi,Welcome to saw the pictures attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity).As the cultures report, urine tests and tests for STD (sexually transmitted disease) came as negative, the possible cause for suffering is prostatitis which is an inflammation of the prost...  Read Full »

I got symptomless red spots on my penis head after sex while my wife was menstruatingder. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed red spots on my penis head two weeks ago. I assume that it is some reaction after sex. During intercourse, my wife was at the end of her menstruation, and there was some blood left. My red spots appeared only after sex. They do not itch or have any other symptoms, but they a...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The red spots seem to be normal. There is no need to worry as long as they do not pain, itch, and not raised above the skin. It would help if you sent a picture. Regards.  Read Full »

What happens if red spots on the penis is not treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 45-year-old male. I am 180 cm by height and 75 kg by weight. I had unprotected sex, oral, and rimming. After few months, I called the doctor and explained the problem over the phone, then started on two cures antibiotic tablets when I thought it was cystitis. After that, I got an a...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The redness on the tip of the penis and burning sensation when you pass urine is due to inflammation, and mostly it is due to using chemicals like soap during baths. The pain usually is on the tip of the penis as that is the most sensitive area. It is generally reduc...  Read Full »

What causes a red spot on my foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old guy (virgin), and a few months ago, I was facing a penis infection, a red spot on my foreskin. After that, I applied Dexoderm Oc plus cream for relief. At that time, it cured but generally, it happens atleast two times a month. Before a week, I noticed a red spot on m...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you showed in the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), balanitis most likely is due to a fungal infection. Please apply Canesten (Clotrimazole) cream 1% twice daily for a week. I hope it will heal well. Please use a mild soap like b...  Read Full »

Does painless spots in the penis present due to HPV?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently noticed a few spots, bumps on my penis, and concerned about what they might be. They are not painful or itchy nor filled with any liquid. So I do not think they are blisters. I have also noticed two white spots under my tongue that are sore to the touch. I assumed the...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is clear that these are not normal lesions. The possibility of infective lesions is high as the lesion on the penis clearly shows...  Read Full »

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