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What causes a burning white patch on the foreskin of penis?

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Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016
Question: Hello Experts,

I have a white patch on the foreskin of my penis. This is clearly visible when my penis is erect and not during flacid state. Is this burning issue which needs to be treated? Can this be cured with just medicines? Is circumscisson an right thing to do and how painful it would be?? Is this white patch tranferable kinda disease? Will it spread over a period firstly starting with penis and then moving to the body? Expert opinion and suggestions recommended.
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Upload the picture

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome.
I have gone through your query.
It is difficult to comment on it without examination, so i would suggest you to upload the pictures of the same for better assessment and to provide you with specific advice.
Also since when are having this patch?
Is it itchy?

Get back with pictures and additional information, I'll be glad to help you out.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. Harish Naik (7 hours later)
Hi , I have attached the images. Please let me know any solution to this. Is there any sort of medication I can go with. I exactly dont remember since when I have this but surely more than a year. It is not itchy infact never troubled me so far. Right medication will be appreciated also will the medicines be available in singapore/malaysia without any prescription?
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (33 hours later)
Brief Answer:
post inflammatory hypopigmentation, pre vitiligo.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome.
Sorry for delayed reply due to hectic schedule. And thanks for providing the picture.

Based on the picture, I think there few two possibilities, it might be post inflammatory hypopigmentation, pre vitiligo.

There are certain special cells present in skin known as melanocytes, which are responsible for imparting color to skin.

To differentiate this we need to examine the area closely by naked eye and by an instrument called Wood's lamp. So you need to visit a dermatologist near you for help.

I would suggest you that, you should not be worried about this condition as is totally simple and usual condition which we se in day to day life and are very well treatable conditions.

This provisional advice provided by me is based entirely on the input provided to me. I would suggest examination by the doctor.

I hope this suggestion might be of some help to you.
Take care.

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What causes a burning white patch on the foreskin of penis?

Brief Answer: Upload the picture Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome. I have gone through your query. It is difficult to comment on it without examination, so i would suggest you to upload the pictures of the same for better assessment and to provide you with specific advice. Also since when are having this patch? Is it itchy? Get back with pictures and additional information, I'll be glad to help you out. Take care.