Why did the cut on my penis form a hard white thing?

Q. Got a cut on the penis and it healed as something white and hard. What is that?

Answered by
Dr. Choudhary Devendra
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 13, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jun 28, 2023

Hi doctor,

About three years ago, after a stint of frequent masturbation, I got a cut on the penis due to lack of lubricant. The cut healed as some hard white thing. I tried cutting it away with a scalpel, but it just grows right back. Four months ago, I went to a urologist, and he said it was probably a wart and proceeded to cut it out. When it healed, it I ended up with the white stuff covering the whole area the doctor cut. I have not had sex in the last three years and would like to know what is this (picture attached). Is there anything I can do now? I want your opinion before I go to a doctor again. Thank you.



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After the wart was destroyed, this is fibrosis developing (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is not going to affect you in sexual experience or prowess. If the appearance is an issue, then wait for six months at least for the fibrosis to mature and take its final shape when it can be excised. At present, leave it as it is.

The Probable causes:

Post-traumatic fibrosis.

Treatment plan:

Wait and watch followed by reassessment later.

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