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Lichenification of half part of the penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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I want to send a picture of my penis. when looking at it about half the head is red. It has been like this for close to 8 weeks. It does not itch and there is no discharge. Meds: Lexapro- started 7 months ago stopped about 4 weeks ago. Propecia- been on 2 years. I am 51 years old and in excellent health. BP: 120/80. Pulse 60. Height 5'9". weight 175.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read through your query
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   Are you sending the picture?
User :   yew. i just sent
Doctor :   Let me check
User :   sent fro.m my phone and from my email
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I had seen it
Doctor :   It looks like lichenification
Doctor :   It is a body's reaction to the problem that is already present
Doctor :   something like scratching for long time
Doctor :   Have you seen a Doctor for this?
User :   no. could it be from masterbating overtime
Doctor :   Why were you taking the above medicines
Doctor :   Were the prescribed by the Doctor and stopped by him ?
User :   Lexapro- prescribed by doc for an acute depression episode. I stopped on my own about 4 weeks ago and feel fine. propecia- been on 2 years for hair loss
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
Doctor :   Is that only appearance of it bothers you?
User :   yes with 1 woman.
User :   yes the appearance bothers me. can it be reversed
Doctor :   I think you should talk to Dermatology
User :   do you have one here that can address the issue?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   how do i speak to derm?
User :   will he/she have access to the pic and our coversation?
Doctor :   You can go with this link
Doctor :   You can describe the query and I shall attach the photograph
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Let me give my opinion
User :   ok
Doctor :   It looks like it is benign
Doctor :   and nothing much to worry about
User :   so it not a std
Doctor :   I do not think so
Doctor :   But you can mail to the Dermatologist
Doctor :   I am a Family physician
User :   i will follow up with derm
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you ?
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