Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
183 Doctors are Online
Ask a Urologist   »  

Red to purple spots on penis head, had sex. Popped blood vessels?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 466 Questions
Question
hi there I noticed to reddish to purple spots on the head of my penis. I was wondering if they could be bruises or popped blood vessels I had sex lastnight but they showed up today and they dont hurt and arent raised or anything. If they are popped blood vessels what is the best treatment for them to go away quickly. thank you very much
Posted Thu, 3 May 2012 in Penis Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mitaly 19 minutes later
Hi,

Thanks for posting your query.

Reddish,purple spots on the penis head that are painless and non itchy can be Fordyce's spots and these are abnormally dilated blood vessels.

The cause is usually unknown and they arise by them selves.

They are non infectious,subside on their own after sometime and do not require any treatment.

If they are associated with any pain,itching,discharge then other conditions as warts,ulcers,skin conditions can be thought of.

If there is development of any other symptom then consider visiting your Primary Physician for physical examination and evaluation.

Hope this answers your query.I will be available for follow up query if any.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Urologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor