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Dark spots on penis. Cause and treatment?

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hi, have a most embarrsing problem, my penis has dark spots on the front and back ,(it is not lump,its just dark colors on skin) ,there are many such small spots on the backside on the foreskin too.,but all are only on the left side only, these spots started appearing when i was in school days,i am shy to consult a doctor, please help me . i will attach the penis photo too., Thanks in advance.
Posted Fri, 25 Jan 2013 in Men's Health
Answered by Dr. Rajiv goel 1 hour later
Dear sir,

These dark spots on the penis are essentially deposition of melanin into the skin cells and are normal variant. There is nothing to be bothered about. however, if you are still worried about them then you can start local application of hydroquinone twice daily. The application shall lighten the black spots and make the skin appear more closer to normal.

All the best.


Rajiv goel
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Follow-up: Dark spots on penis. Cause and treatment? 2 hours later
Thanks a lot..,i am soo relieved now., i was browsing net and found Fabindia Vitamin E Cream De-Pigmentation cream,shall i use this cream to lighten the black spots on penis ,please advice. if Yes,how should i use this on penis?

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Answered by Dr. Rajiv goel 7 hours later

The above mentioned appears suitable. However, I personally prefer creams with hydroquinone. Hydroquinone does not cause any bleaching. It works by stopping the deposition of melanin and hence is more effective.

Take care.


Rajiv Goel
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