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Is a red spot on head of penis a symptom of broken vein?

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Posted on Fri, 6 May 2016
Question: Hi, I suddenly have a small dark spot on head of my penis. Almost looks like an age spot. It is small and no sign of anything other than discoloration like an age spot? Could it be a broken vein that caused the spot. It is not a bump and does not hurt
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Can be melanotic macule

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Health Care Magic

I don't think a broken vein can cause this kind of discolouration.

It can be a Melanotic macule which is a benign condition.

I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the spot so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.

Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (26 minutes later)
I took a photo can I get an email to send it to?


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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Upload the picture under the report section

Detailed Answer:
You can upload the photograph here on this page. There is an upload feature available through which you can upload pictures as well as reports if any.

If you face any difficulty while uploading, you may alternatively mail it to YYYY@YYYY with subject "Attn. Dr. Asmeet Kaur".
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (35 minutes later)
I just uploaded the pic. I think you are correct on your diagnosis since I researched it and found similar pictures. It does not hurt or I cannot feel anything . It is just a change in color. Why did it suddenly appear after 57 years?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be melanotic macule

Detailed Answer:

I have reviewed the attached photograph and I think its melanotic macule.
This is a benign disorder which can occur at any age. There is no specific age for the occurence of melanotic macules.

But if it shows sudden increase in size or change in colour you should consult a dermatologist and get a biopsy done.

Hope this helps.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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Is a red spot on head of penis a symptom of broken vein?

Brief Answer: Can be melanotic macule Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at Health Care Magic I don't think a broken vein can cause this kind of discolouration. It can be a Melanotic macule which is a benign condition. I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the spot so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly. Regards Dr Asmeet