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Noticed dark pigmentation on penis. Is this normal?

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hi, i've some kind of pigmentation on my penis on uretra and i need to know if it's bad or simply normal
I've added a picture to the "reports". I'm talking about that darker spots (particularly on the left side of the picture, it's kind of swollen).
Posted Fri, 2 Nov 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 3 hours later
Hi there XXXXXXX
How long have you had this pigmentation?
Was there any preceding rash with blisters or wwater-bubbles on the location before the pigmentation?
Are You allergic to any medications or drugs or foods?
If the answer to all the above is NO...then absolutely Nothing to worry about. Appears absolutely normal to the clinical eye!!
Cheers & trust this answers your query. Do feel free to get back with any clarifications if need be. Obregado :)
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
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Follow-up: Noticed dark pigmentation on penis. Is this normal? 3 hours later
Hi Dr. XXXXXXX Rodrigues,

I don't remember of any blisters or water-bubbles on this location. The thing happened some years ago is I played football for 6 years and used towel's and equipment from the club. I caught some infection in the groin area. The area got some blisters (like red blisters) and it was very itching. I went to the medic and he prescribed the cream "lomexin" and it dissapeard. The glande got very red too in that time (this was like 8 years ago). What happens is that in the groin area this bubble appears from time to time. I thing this comes mainly when I'm more nervous and anxious with any kind of problem.

The area of the photo and the gland kind of "burns" through the day and when i pee. Can you assure this kind of "dark spots" can be (possibly) normal? I went to the Dr. 2 times before and he says it's normal but i get nervous all the time being this the penis and the effect it can have to the men (I don't want to loose my GF because of this kind of problems).

Thank you for your time. Obrigado! :)

Best Regards,
XXXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 5 hours later
Hi there.
99.9% can assure you it is normal post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on a clinical hunch & visuals.
To be 100% sure, do a serum/blood IgG & IgM test for herpes1 &2 antigens. If all normal, absolutely nothing to write home about.
Hope this is clear, i concur with the other two docs & rest easy..you wont loose your GF because of it! Cheers!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
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Follow-up: Noticed dark pigmentation on penis. Is this normal? 48 minutes later
Hi Dr. XXXXXXX

I'm more relief now. About the itchy i feel on these zones (gland and uretra), is there any cream i can put? The last doctor i went to, prescribed "betadyne" but it kinds makes the zone more itchy and red. I don't think it makes any good or bad.

Thank you very much for your help!!

Best Regards,
XXXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 1 hour later
Hi there XXXXXXX
Might i suggest using a non-steroidal cream called Cicabio that aids in such situations or a similar anti-redness cream from a company called Bioderma (french).
Good Luck. Cheers!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
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Follow-up: Noticed dark pigmentation on penis. Is this normal? 1 hour later
Hi Dr,

Is it good for itchy and "burn" too? I'll check it on a near pharmacy.

Thank you,
XXXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 7 hours later
Hey XXXXXXX
More of value for the pigmentation & scarring; As an emollient, yes it may help the itch & burn! Cheers; You aremost welcome & hpe it provides you with closure. Do close this query if we done & let us know your feedback. Cheers once again!
Dr XXXXXXX Rodrigues MD
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Follow-up: Noticed dark pigmentation on penis. Is this normal? 11 hours later
Hi dr. XXXXXXX

Before i close this conversation just let me know a good cream for itchy and burn that i cat put on my penis please.

Best Regards,
XXXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 13 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX
First use a mix of a hydrocortisone & fusidic acid combine cream local appln for 2 days; Then switch to the Cicabio cream i recommended earlier. This should take care of it. Remebmer to do that test i suggested too.
Cheers & Godspeed!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
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