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While masturbating the head of penis turned dark purple. Is this cause for concern?

Hi,
recently While masturbating the head of my penis turned a very very dark purple almost black and everytime i stroked it went dark still. I noticed on the shaft of my penis was a blackish purple as when i stroked. is this cause for concern as it wasn't till my penis was flaccid that it changed back to a somewhat normal colour, however it is still a little darker then it usally is.
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Hello,
It is not unusual and  is normal for the head of the penis (glans) to change colour. Often it is quite red when aroused, and a more purple colour at other times. This is because the skin of the glans has lots of tiny blood vessels near its surface, so the colour just represents the changes in blood flow. 
Once you masturbate hard,there is engorgement of glans of penis due to pooling of blood.
This pooling of blood gives a dark and purple look.
This is nothing abnormal but you should be gentle while masturbating,as it can lead to trauma to the head resulting in bleeding and injury.
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Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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