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Dark spots on the penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello,I have a small (about a cm in diameter) spot on the head of my penis. It's slightly darker than the surrounding tissue, smooth and isn't at all raised. It's been there for 4-5 days and hasn't really changed. I don't feel it at all (no irritation). Any ideas on what this could be? Should I see a urologist to get it checked out?Thank you.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Hi Dr.
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   I am 30.
Doctor :   Do you have only one spot?
User :   only one, yes.
Doctor :   Is the spot largely in contrast in color with the surrounding skin?
User :   It's a bit darker.
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is the color getting darker day by day?
User :   I don't think it has changed in the past few days.
Doctor :   Is the spot near the urethral opening on the head of the penis?
User :   it is right along side of the urethral opening.
Doctor :   Ok, leave it
Doctor :   It is just another hyperpigmentation
Doctor :   It should not worry you
User :   ok. do you know what the cause would be?
Doctor :   Maintain a good personal hygiene
User :   i do maintain good personal hygiene.
Doctor :   Usually these things are because of retention of wastes on the penis after the semen or smegma
Doctor :   It one does not wash the private parts after a sexual encounter or masturbation
Doctor :   Secondly, allergic to condoms ( some use)
User :   that could be it. how long does this typically last?
Doctor :   That is unpredictable as it fades away or remain dormant as it is
User :   ok. thank you for your help. I feel better about it now.
Doctor :   Pleasure speaking to you.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
User :   have a good day.
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