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Odd-looking patch on the penis

It is quite common to notice an area of skin on the penis that looks different from the surrounding skin. It may be red, shiny or scaly, or pale and thin like a scar. If it does not disappear in a week or two, you should have it checked by your family doctor or local genitourinary medicine clinic.
If the odd-looking patch is actually a lump, take a look at our page on lumps on the genitals in men.
  • Most skin conditions that can affect other parts of the body, such as psoriasis, can occur on the penis, and sometimes the penis may be the only site.
  • If the patch is lumpy, it could be warts.
  • Very, very rarely, a funny-looking patch is a pre-cancerous condition.
  • A pale, thin-looking patch could be a condition called ‘balanitis xerotica obliterans’, which is usually treated with a steroid cream.

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Monday, March 20th 2017


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Posted by Optional on 20/05/2019 at 05:18

It’s been 3 months after I have been circumcised and I was wondering if I’m healing correctly. I have this rough price of skin circling the head of a perish sort of like a ring. I am wondering if there is something wrong with me if this is normal. Is it normal?

Posted by Optional on 26/02/2017 at 07:02

I had a protected sex with my on-off girlfriend other day, thenext day I noticed two red spots in different shapes on the head of the penis. It's not a lump, just the color is more red than other surface area of the head. I am actually worried. What could it be? Please advise

Posted by Mark on 22/01/2017 at 01:23

I cannot retract my foreskin at all, and I have red, cracking foreskin. Also, i have a discoloured purple area on my shaft. What can I do?

Posted by Optional on 04/09/2016 at 03:47, United Kingdom

I have found that very often your doctor or GP will prescribe a trush fungal cream for itching and red penis, skin peeling or shiny itching red skin in general. Be careful because over time this irritates healthy skin. Firstly rule out any potential STD's by just going to specialist sexual health clinic and have urine blood test and swab etc. But in most cases it is unlikely to be this. But it stops the stress if nothing else which is a big factor in skin conditions. You don't need the stress of worrying what it might be. It is more than often just skin irritation causes by a range of things from soaps, to clothes, to washing powders, to over use of fungal creams etc - and even friction from masturbating without a lubricant. Always use a natural oil like coconut or olive oil when masturbating or you will irritate skin and create these issues repeatedly. You will hear terms like Balanitis etc and a range of treatments and suggestions. I tried all of them for years. Here is a solution to try - firstly stop washing in soap, use warm water and still wash thoroughly and remove any skin or smegma from under foreskin, then apply a steroid free Treatment for "Psoriasis" such as Dermalex. This is designed to normalise your skin production. If you are not circumcised then peel back the skin and let the air get to your penis and skin. A cream like Dermalex will sting at first and even produce some tiny red lumps and bumps. This is normal. After 24 hours your should start to see the skin begin to normalise. The second thing you can try and just water and nothing else and only wash twice a day. Leave it alone and eat a healthy diet including a probiotic yogurts once a day which should balance any potential yeast or fungal issues you have.

Posted by Optional on 15/11/2015 at 05:21

I must say one time I was masterbating harsh and I believe informed a friction burn on the head of my penis. Please help as this wont heal 2 weeks after, a scab formed but then peeled off and now it is like a shiny bright pinkish color and looks odd. This had me very depressed and i dnt know what to do anymore, will it ever heal?

Posted by Optional on 09/11/2015 at 02:18

I had some moles froze off from my penis my skin on my penis is dark but where the moles were froze off my skin is lighter,is there anything I can use to darken the light patches?

Posted by abc123 on 06/08/2015 at 05:10

I have noticed red colour at very sensitive at the opening of my penis from where urine and sperm comes out.And whitish kind of light a on the head of penis and sometimes its itching .plz help me what to do m worried

Posted by tim on 04/07/2015 at 05:28

i have purple lines on the penis i notice them a while ago and burning feeling when i pee is it serious its have been 3 months what should i do

Posted by daz on 30/06/2015 at 08:15

Hi i have white patches on the penis head no itching or fluid at all just discolouring. I don't have a very loose foreskin either to be honest. Any help??? Thanks

Posted by Plz help me on 18/06/2015 at 08:16

I have a rec dot on my bell end and when I peel my foreskin back on one side it is red. it is really irritating plz help

Posted by Optional on 20/05/2015 at 02:44

i have white patch near my glans tip and on glans. they donot itch and neither do they cause any trouble.what is it.

Posted by Optional on 09/05/2015 at 09:42

Red blotches on the shaft and head of the penis. Not itchy or irritated in any way. I am suffering from a throat infection with swollen glands, sore throat and am often clearing my nose of mucus. For a while, phlegm contained blood, although not any more. Could this be an STI?

Posted by Optional on 21/04/2015 at 03:14

I passed DC through my penis via a 12V adapter for 20 minutes. There was not much pleasure as in passing low voltage AC, but after that my penis' condition deteriorated. The places where the wires touched the skin turned black, then developed white semi-hard patches. After 2 days, some portion between those two contacts started blackening with burning pain, and now have become crusty(posting on 5th day after incident). There was a swelling, but that has decreased now. I have applied antiseptics(Suthol, Boroline). Other than seeing a urologist/dermatologist, what should I do? I am in fear that the damage is permanent. Please help. PLEASE DO NOT PLAY WITH ELECTRICITY. IT IS NOT WORTH IT.

Posted by Optional on 28/03/2015 at 02:56

I had small dark patch around the tip of my panis, that has increased .The tip gets burning after i urinate.Even i do wash .Kindly advice.

Posted by Optional on 12/03/2015 at 12:23

colour of penis head (a very small part ) changed abruptly to brownish colour and the rest is white when streatched this normal?

Posted by Optional on 17/02/2015 at 03:27

I would like to ask a question.... On my penis there is a weird bump not inside of it but outside like a balloon. could it be just water or should i worry about it and go to the doctor as soon as possible?

Posted by Rahul on 05/02/2015 at 10:19

I have big problem. side area of my pennis is very black. when i go to swim, i wear under ware but it is completely see by people so help me to get rid of this problem

Posted by sanjOptional on 11/01/2015 at 07:27

I found some 3 or 4 white small dots above the forskin of penis. They were arranged in a circle.. no pain. Nothing.. is there anything to worry. N hw will it disappear?

Posted by Optional on 04/01/2015 at 02:06

I have some soft dead skin on my penis and I don't know what is going. However if I use a normal body lotion or when i am taking shower it becomes invisible. Any help?

Posted by Optional on 23/12/2014 at 02:42

Hi, so after having an unprotected sex with a woman who is much older than me, I noticed some radness rash on the head of my penis. I am uncircumsized. I have gone to the doctor and tested for STD's it came out all negative. The rash looks somewhat like a ringworm, and its red and it feels uncomfortable. does anyone have any idea what it might be and how to cure it?

Posted by Optional on 21/11/2014 at 12:23

My friend and I were bell tapping each other (smacking another's nuts) and he hit me really bad, given this was 5 months ago, I got home and the tip of my penis was sore and quite red, on the skin of my penis was a huge Mark, at least 2 inches long this Mark was and has been there ever since, what does this mean? What do I do? It's been 5 months and I'm very worried, does this mean I can't have children when I'm older? Please help.

Posted by Just wondering?? on 04/09/2014 at 11:08

I have this scab looking thing by my ball but on my leg but I'm not to sure what it is and I don't want to go to the doctors, but it's doesn't have a scabby layer can you help me ?

Posted by Optional on 02/09/2014 at 03:45

Out of nowhere a red rash-like patch formed on the head and ridge of my one eyed monster. It doesn't itch , nor does it hurt but it has not yet gone away after 2 weeks and is beginning to worry me. It hasn't spread but has scanned over like it is dry but peels due to daily erection. I'm not having unsafe sex being happily married but cannot seem to shake this.

Posted by Optional on 01/09/2014 at 10:37

I have red patches on my penis shaft and head. There is no pain or itching. I guarantee its not an STD. I saw a doctor and he said use Eucerin and dove soap. He told me its most likely a runners rash. this was 3 weeks ago and I still have red all over my penis. What do I do now or is it still a runners rash?

Posted by Optional on 27/08/2014 at 08:53

I'm having itching problem around the area of my penis. skin it getting very much rough there. please help...

Posted by Optional on 21/02/2014 at 03:40

After having sex with a female , iv developed a dry , flaky penis. There's no pain but the skin just peels off. It was unprotected is I don't know what to do. Any suggestion ?

Posted by Optional on 04/01/2014 at 06:32

I have dark spot on my penis head and it stinks how do get rid of it

Posted by Optional on 22/12/2013 at 03:50

Two days after having sex with a woman I gained what looked like a bruise just above my jap eye and it has gradually got bigger?! I have no pain or aches and everything works fine still but what can I do??

Posted by Optional on 05/12/2013 at 02:32

Ive got white patches on my penis and iv gt a rash on right and left arms

Posted by Optional on 11/11/2013 at 08:53

Hello my penis is weirdly shaped it very bulky under the head. This is hard to say but i masterbate sometimes and its gotten like that since i started. Is something wrong?

Posted by Optional on 30/09/2013 at 04:40

I was dry humping in jeans and after noticed some pain After looking i noticed that there was a patch of skin rubbed Raw just wondering if theres anything special i need to do Or if i should treat it like any other injury to my body?

Posted by Rob on 13/08/2013 at 11:06

I underwent circumcision to overcome phimosis 2 years ago. Straight after the surgery, I saw many layers of thin skin peel off (was told this was to be normal as my penis glans had never come out). 2 years on, I have a dark patch on one side on my penis glans that is quite rough. Gets very soft while having shower and peels off on a weekly basis. I can see the skin (penis glans) attempts to grow/restore on this dark patch but since it's too soft, the patch suffers the peel after a warm showers. Has anyone experienced this? Any help appreciated! Thanks Rob

Posted by Optional on 16/07/2013 at 09:31

I have a dark patch appearing on my penis near the tip. It does not hurt, if anything it is slightly numb. I have had it for a while and I can not tell if it has been spreading. Can anyone help please? Thank you. P.S. I had it before I became sexually active.

Posted by Optional on 18/02/2013 at 07:59

well My colour of my penis glan (under the skin)discoulred to dark and pupilish, it does not hurt and there is no itches or anyother problem but i feel lest sensitive than before over there and only the coloured changed plus I am a total virgin, is there any explanation to this change of color and if possible how can i get the original dull pink colour?? plz help

Posted by Optional on 11/02/2013 at 08:31

the head of my penis used to be a light pink but sometimes when i am constipated the head of my penis turn dark

Posted by Optional on 31/01/2013 at 07:45

Hi eachtime my girlfriend blow me her teeth tend to rub on d side of my penis head that leave it a reddish patch,then as time goes by it look like a dry axema looking patch ,help

Posted by Optional on 15/01/2013 at 12:17

There's a red spot on penis not that red but looks different from other area of penis

Posted by Optional on 29/12/2012 at 10:57

I have a couple of small red spots on my shaft they dot hurt or itch but thwy are concerning to me

Posted by Optional on 27/12/2012 at 06:39

So about 3 or 4 days I got this pimple looking things on my penis I thought it was because I shaved but then this black or dark red dot appeard on top of it this has never happend before.

Posted by Optional on 11/12/2012 at 12:09

ihad sex with aprostitute.three weeks aftar ihad awhite powder like skin stretching from scrotum to pennis tip.whats wrong with me?

Posted by Optional on 25/11/2012 at 03:48

I have these non itchy non painful dry patches that are not very big but they are noticeable on the shaft of my foreskin. they seem to appeare when I have sex and masturbate.I had sex two days in a row and wore some tight underwear also. I am uncut and do not have anything on the actual penis head or underneath the skin. Is this just from the underwear and the sex? because im freaking out. This has happened before but im getting tired of it and im worrying. Im almost so tired of it I wanna just stop having sex (which is only 2 times a week because my partner lives out of town)and touching it completely. Please help me its really sucks. Thanks!

Posted by denzel on 22/11/2012 at 03:36

What could be the cause of the red coloured spots on the foreskin spreading from close to the srotum to the tip of the penis? h

Posted by on 19/11/2012 at 03:06

To phlex, for more information see our page on 'Bending and twisting of the penis':

Posted by Optional on 19/11/2012 at 06:02

i have a single red little blotch on the head of my penis. it not raised nor is it painfull. its been there for over a month and nor is it appeared after my girlfriend was giving me a blow job and it scraped her teeth. not hard but after that it hasnt gone away. pls help

Posted by phlex on 13/11/2012 at 01:29

Pls, my penis is bent and my penis cap is half, is this normal? And how can i correct it because it not easy to have sex with my girl friend.

Posted by Optional on 12/11/2012 at 02:30

I have these bites on and around my penis. They are little red bumps that look like mosquito bites and itch occasionally. I gave it some time to go away but the bites would leave one spot and move to another. It's been about a month or two and it hasn't slowed at all. Please help

Posted by Optional on 09/11/2012 at 10:31

the bit below the head of my penis has split about 3 cm and their is like a gap bit which i can pull down further and then there is a whole leading down from that

Posted by Optional on 31/10/2012 at 10:28

The top comment guy has samew symptoms as me! someone please provide an answer, i have come nto contact with no one who has any sort of std. no pain or blood when urinating, just itchy occasionaly.

Posted by Optional on 15/10/2012 at 08:58

I have these similar symptoms , O have a red patch ten a small thin red line going to the opening of the penis, and also a small brown blister next to the urethra ,I have experienced no other symptoms I am just worried. help me please?

Posted by Optional on 12/10/2012 at 01:24

I have this purple line on the under side of my penis, starting at the ball sack where it is quite wide like 5 cm and then it goes along the shaft and it get narrower and narrower, and it looks quite wird because the skins on the rest of my penis is noraml skin color and that line is purple/red. What is it and what can i do?

Posted by Optional on 16/08/2012 at 07:22

Hi,about 3-4 months ago i found some red patches on my penis and i applied neosporin-h cream on it and now i see some white keeps forming above those red patches and while i remove it again there are the same red paches,and after some time that white thin skin reform itself,so pls suggest me how to get rid of it and how can i get normal looking penis again,pls help thanks

Posted by kai on 07/08/2012 at 06:00

Had a red painless patch on my penis head for about 2month and it still hasnt gone and now its started to get a small cluster of white spots within the patch any ideas?

Posted by Optional on 06/08/2012 at 11:26

HELP! I've had a small white bump on the center blood vessel on my penis for about 4 years, but today I dug it out, hoping that it would be good, because the bump didn't look right. The second it came out, my penis started becoming flaccid. I'm hoping that is was just minor damage, and it just shut off some of the blood do I wouldn't lose too much. HELP Please respond ASAP!!!

Posted by benjon on 09/07/2012 at 05:18

Hi im 23 years old and my problem is, When my penis is soft i can pull my fore skin back, But when im erect i can get it halfway down my glans. and if i do manage to pull it all the way back when erct its gets stuck and i have to wait till i go soft again to sort out the problem. Help!

Posted by Neil on 02/07/2012 at 09:58

Hi, About a year ago my penis ring was torn out, the ring went through the end and up through the top, about 6mm in, it healed up ok and I now have a larger wee hole (not a problem) but where it tor the skin keeps forming hard white gristly skin, and every time I remove it which is quite painfull to remove, it keeps reforming any help would be greatfully appreciate thanks

Posted by Optional on 28/06/2012 at 02:34


Posted by Optional on 19/06/2012 at 08:57

Hi.. the area around penis meatus is turning dark in colour and there are rashes on the glans which are even visible when the penis gets erect. The glans are dry too. what should i do to overcome it. sometimes there a pain when the penis erects.

Posted by Optional on 12/06/2012 at 08:54

my penis'glans has red patches on it and it has been here since when i was young probably born with it. no pains or discharged experienced at all. i ussually have normal erection. am worried what could this be and how can treat. please help

Posted by Hunky on 17/05/2012 at 11:37

A purple line under my dick.

Posted by Optional on 19/04/2012 at 01:17

I haave a brownIsh line going down my penis, its on the underside and it starts as a line but further down the shaft becomes a long oval shape and then gets thin again on the scrotum

Posted by Optional on 16/04/2012 at 04:02

The head of my penis looks like it has been dipped in bleach. I am a black man. Is something wrong.

Posted by josh on 04/04/2012 at 04:03

hi my names josh and i masturbate about 2 times a day and i have discuvered a purple spot on my penis. it started off as a red small spot but now its gotten bigger and its purple. what does this mean im really scared. can you help me?

Posted by Optional on 16/03/2012 at 03:18

I have this for little red dots under my penis head I have had them four like 6 months now I worried

Posted by Optional on 07/03/2012 at 01:32

I had a pimple on the front bottom of my shaft that went away in about a week but after I had sex with my girlfriend a week later, I got this weird brown spot where the pimple was and a line going up my shaft. It doesn't cause pain but I sometimes feel a tingly/crawling sensation. And I went for a bike ride today (two weeks after this developed) and it is a little sore. help?

Posted by Optional on 24/02/2012 at 12:01

its that i have a white spot on the glans of my penis ,uhmmmm i fell worried after reading that it could be penile cancer pls help

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2012 at 02:52

My 5 Year old son has a funny red patch on his penis. It almost looks like broken blood vessels. He says there is no pain or itching just a bunch of tiny red spots. Any ideas?

Posted by Optional on 20/02/2012 at 11:29

I have a scab that grows near the base of my penis and when I peel it off it bleeds and then stops ,and I get that same scab again around the same place and peel it again and I've been going through this for a couple of months.. what is it??

Posted by Optional on 30/01/2012 at 01:49

i noticed a little puss spot on my penis around the middle not so long ago... and just like any other spot i thought i'd pop it expecting it to go away it did go away but the next 2 days i noticed it got a little bigger but had no puss as i tried popping it again, it isnt painful and im sure it isnt a wart. i dont know what to do! is it just swelling?

Posted by Optional on 26/12/2011 at 02:26

I masturbate daily and i noticed that my penis is very dry and on the top you could see a white dry rough surface and on the side of my penis there is a small brown dots (not spots) surface when it is peeled it you could see a shiny surface( little red colour) it itches sometimes and burns sometimes so is it important to see a doctor because im nervous to go :( or is there any other easy way to get rid of it without a doctor

Posted by Optional on 08/12/2011 at 04:56

my penis head looks a bit white patches and after masturbating skin looks dry,my forskin has a white ring of tight skin but only half way round tip of penis so can still manage to pull forskin over penis head tryed anntifungal cream still no result should i carry on useing cream refrain from sex including masturbation someone told me to carry on masturbating to keep skin streched and stop it going tight?

Posted by Optional on 07/12/2011 at 02:39

i have a little red patch that is sores when I masturbate, then it scabs .. is that normal ,

Posted by Nathan on 03/12/2011 at 04:31

I've had this vein thing on the back of my penis and foreskin for quite some time, (at least 4 months) thinking it would go away or something, but it hasn't. What is it and what can i do to stop it?

Posted by Optional on 27/11/2011 at 01:40

Over night i had an ulcer type thing similar to the one that grows on the inside of the lip, next to the entrance of the opening of the penis head which developed over night, and the skin is slowly peeling. i also have i believe BXO, the phismosis, and the scaring of the foreskin (uncercumsied) the brief google search says it can be as bad as genital herpies, herpies symplex.

Posted by Optional on 28/10/2011 at 04:59

Hey, I have had a small red patch at the end of my penis right under the opening. I had gotten it right after masterbating and it doesn't itch, burn, unconfort me while urining , or is sensitive to touch. It's dry, and scabby abit now here's my theory on it, it's most likely just a tear healing, but it's been two weeks, and I don't think I could get sivilous or a wart. So any depots to my problem would be welcomed.

Posted by Optional on 17/09/2011 at 11:11

I have An odd looking shaped patch of skin brown in colour visible on my foreskin when i retract it

Posted by Optional on 12/09/2011 at 05:23

hi i used to masturbated often usualy with creams but recently started masturbating abit more often and also dry just rubbing the my erection is not very hard anymore and well not as big cos its not very erect and also the skin around just bellow where the sensitive part is looks very funny n kinda like worn out is there anything i can do at all to cure this a cream for the skin perhaps

Posted by maksy on 30/08/2011 at 05:03

i had a small white blister or wart type of thing that is dry and it itches when u touch it..its there on the head of my penis and it is there since i had sex with a local girl..though i used condems but what it actually can be???? your help is needed

Posted by Optional on 22/05/2011 at 01:21

Tiny (1mm) spot/blister/cut? about a centimetre bellow the head of my penis. Only had sex with my current girlfriend who has been checked when we started going out and was given the all clear!

Posted by Optional on 27/03/2011 at 02:25

My dick has also been going through an endless cycle of being dry, scaly, flaky and smooth for the last year or so. I tried everything from moisturizer and polysporin to cortisone cream and psoriasin but nothing seemed to work. But then I remembered that it magically went away when I lived in New York last summer where the water pH was probably different than what I'm used to. After doing a little bit of research, I began to suspect that it was a yeast infection, and sure enough, I've been using Canesten (an antifungal cream with 1% Clotrimazole) for the last five days and it definitely seems to be working in that the skin is starting to look and feel normal again! Canesten (since it's for athlete's foot, jock itch and ringworm) is also less embarrassing to buy than Vagisil!

Posted by Optional on 17/03/2011 at 09:05

i have noticed that my penis is having a hard time , exiting the foreskin and when it does it has a lot of cuts on it. it also has a pale colour at the top of the tip.

Posted by Optional on 31/12/2010 at 09:35

i have red scaly patches of skin on my penis and they itched really bad but it seems as if once it was open and burned the itching went away, i went to the dr.s and they say they think its scabies but i know its not cuz ive had this problem for about 3 weeks now and its stayed the same i had scabies last year due to hospital visit, and got rid of them with a cream ive used the cream and nothing has changed, it seems when the scabs peel off it seeps, and burns for a few unless it has fresh air but a slight touch burns, ive been using neosporin and it just scabs up nothing changes can you please help, let me know if you think its psoriasis or ezcema... thank you

Posted by Optional on 20/12/2010 at 03:21

Just two days ago I noticed a scaly patch on the side of the head of my penis. It does not itch or cause me any pain, but it slightly rougher to the touch than the surrounding area. Checking around websites like this it seems to match closely with balanitis, except for the fact that I am circumcised. Can balanitis occur in circumcised men also? What treatments should I seek?

Posted by Anonymous on 20/11/2010 at 11:08

Hi. I have a purple sore on the skin of my penis, it's just below (not underneath) the foreskin and I've had it for perhaps a year now. A year ago it looked a bit discoloured, but for the last few months. It's gone through stages of getting quite inflammed if I masturbate a lot. The sore goes back to just a discolouration in a few days and then I usually forget about it. Please tell me, is it cancer? After reading up on it I've gotten a little worried.

Posted by Optional on 16/11/2010 at 03:34

Just two days ago I noticed a scaly patch on the side of the head of my penis. It does not itch or cause me any pain, but it slightly rougher to the touch than the surrounding area. Checking around websites like this it seems to match closely with balanitis, except for the fact that I am circumcised. Can balanitis occur in circumcised men also? What treatments should I seek?

Posted by Dave Kingsbury on 10/10/2010 at 02:26

I have had epidido orchitus and a pseudoma after 8 weeks I have still a red blotch on the foreskin and all the creams I have tried have done nothing and it still hurts to pee.I had a bladderendoscopy and they found a small tumour which is being removed in aboyt 2 weeks I also have an enlarged prostate so a treble whammy.My consultant has said it is zuhns balinitis and to just wash each day with soapy water.What is your advice.

Posted by Optional on 02/07/2010 at 08:23

Hi, my partner has strange sore looking patches on his penis (looks a little like peeling when you have been sunburnt) however he says they are not sore even if it looks it no pain or anything, i have read the notes on thrush etc but i have no symptoms we have regular intercourse and oral an i do not have anything after it or have had nothing all the while he has this, he uses shower gel to wash under his foreskin and always has an has never been a problem before however he stopped and just used water but still no change occasionally there is a sort of cheesy discharge it just doesnt look very nice and we need some help any ideas? would really appreciate any info, thanks. c x

Posted by Optional on 28/06/2010 at 01:16

After having sex last night I have noticed at there are 2 red patched o n the tip of my penis. They seem more sensative and almost like friction burns. Can anyone help?

Posted by Optional on 09/05/2010 at 03:10

i have tanned patches on my penis that i have had for a while now , im too embarrased to go to my doctor. what should i do and what could the problem be??

Posted by Optional on 29/04/2010 at 05:05

i am having problems i can't find anything i need i have white tiny lumps on my penis and its has been stretched and is red what will happen will my penis grow into the stretched foreskin or will it stay and not go away

Posted by jay on 16/04/2010 at 05:54

what does it mean when you have a lump on the tip of your penis

Posted by Optional on 29/03/2010 at 12:23

Hi,I am 25 year old healthy male, over the past two weeks i have started to develop a red enflamed area around the top of my foreskin which was itchy when limp and also painful when the penis was erect. I have been treating it as thrush for the last week using over the counter cream, which does not seem to have made much difference over the last week. Although it is less itchy, but the skin does get tight after an hour or so of the cream being applied. Does this sound like thrush? My wife has not got thrush, although will i keep contracting it back from her if this is thrush? This is the first time in our 5 year relationship it has happened.

Posted by Optional on 14/03/2010 at 08:33

I have what seems like stretch marks, visibly lighter skin, on the underside of my circumcised penis, running up the shaft from the ball sack, its not painful, just different in pigmentation, should I be worried?

Posted by adam ward on 12/02/2010 at 02:44

my penis is sore after sex for about a day it hurts and looks patchy its really sore to pull foreskin back. have been with partner for seven years and haven't slept with anyone else. she feels fine after. it also hurts if i masturbate.

Posted by Anonymous on 30/01/2010 at 12:06

After having shingles my penis became clogged with white stuff and was very itchy. I tried to masturbate and then I got a burning sensation on the left side of my penis head on closer examination a red patch about the size of a one pence coin had formed. I think this may be a friction burn and is annoying as the doctor told me I had Balantise and I am treating this with the cream he prescribed. But I forgot to mention about the friction burn as it was masked by the Balantise problem. my question is" Is the cream prescribed (Clotrimiazole) interfering with the healing of the friction burn? or will the Clotrimiazole help cure both? The Balantise was a cause of being prescribed anti virals during the early stage of my shingles when the doctor was un sure it was shingles and it must have given my immune system a knock.

Posted by Anonymous on 05/01/2010 at 02:46

Random patch of redness on my foreskin, no other symptoms (I had bad hygeine, but when discharge came I began washing under the foreskin every day and I do now), so the discharge went. just a patch of red now on the foreskin..the actual glans itself seems to be fine. I'm a very anxious 17-year old lad, please help?


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