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Is a raw area on the genital region a cause for concern?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2016
Question: I recently developed this raw area on my genitals, I've recently been dry masterbating for a good while now. its been months since I've had sex and I used a condom. I'm going to get checked at a clinic here soon. how concerned should I be?
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The area is raw due to simple friction only. No STDs. Relax

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

I can understand your concern for the raw area over the penile area. After diligently examining the area of concern in the picture and correlating with the history let me reassure you first that there is no any sexually transmitted infection in the same.

The area is raw due to simple friction only. If you can see the area then you can notice that it is single raw area with quite superficial surface and clear margins and a dry scab (the brownish healed area). This is in sate of healing and would be alright in few days.

Such kind of thing appear when there is trauma to the penile skin. As the penile skin is quite soft and thin so could have minor to major raw areas. Your history of dry masturbation correlates with the same.

It wound take few couple of days for complete healing. There is no need of any tests in the same. You can apply any bland moisturizing cream very thinly for three to four times so that the scab could fall off easily. I suggest you to avoid masturbation or contact for few days.

I hope you must be relaxed to know all the facts as above.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD - Dermatology & Sexually transmitted diseases
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (15 minutes later)
thanks doc, definitely alleviates my fears.
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Good health wishes to you.

Detailed Answer:
Hello young fellow,

I am happy to know that you are relaxed now. I suggest you to always have safer sex practice and use condoms.

Thanks a lot for using our forum.

"With good health wishes"

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD - Dermatology & Sexually transmitted diseases
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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Is a raw area on the genital region a cause for concern?

Brief Answer: The area is raw due to simple friction only. No STDs. Relax Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum. I can understand your concern for the raw area over the penile area. After diligently examining the area of concern in the picture and correlating with the history let me reassure you first that there is no any sexually transmitted infection in the same. The area is raw due to simple friction only. If you can see the area then you can notice that it is single raw area with quite superficial surface and clear margins and a dry scab (the brownish healed area). This is in sate of healing and would be alright in few days. Such kind of thing appear when there is trauma to the penile skin. As the penile skin is quite soft and thin so could have minor to major raw areas. Your history of dry masturbation correlates with the same. It wound take few couple of days for complete healing. There is no need of any tests in the same. You can apply any bland moisturizing cream very thinly for three to four times so that the scab could fall off easily. I suggest you to avoid masturbation or contact for few days. I hope you must be relaxed to know all the facts as above. With regards, Dr Sanjay Kanodia MD - Dermatology & Sexually transmitted diseases