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What causes a small painless red mark on penis head?

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Posted on Thu, 14 May 2015
Question: Hi I have a small painless red mark appear on the head of my penis it's been there 3 to four weeks now what could it be
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
A photo &following information are needed...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Can you send a photo of red mark?
Does it hurt? itch? penile discharge?
history of unprotected sex with unknown person? sharing utensils with others /non family members?

Any other health problem you are having?

Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Albana Sejdini (6 minutes later)
No it doesn't hurt no discharge I've had foreplay but sex has been protected no utensils shared how do I send a photo
No other health problems noticed
Did you get the picture
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, I got the picture; following opinion....

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

Thank you for providing the photo.

I have noted the red mark on the tip of your penis and seems to be related possibly to:
- trauma during sex (if hard or dry sex is applied)
- temporary inflammation as a possible reaction to any new cleansing products you might be using recently

If no other symptom, then, I advise to keep a good genital hygiene and always practice safe sex.

To my opinion, should wait for a few more days if any improvement. If not, I advise to run biopsy of the red mark to rule out genital warts.

Hope it was of help!
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: A photo &following information are needed... Detailed Answer: Hi, Can you send a photo of red mark? Does it hurt? itch? penile discharge? history of unprotected sex with unknown person? sharing utensils with others /non family members? Any other health problem you are having? Dr.Albana