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What causes a smooth reddish patch on the penis?

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Posted on Fri, 29 Jul 2016
Question: I have developed a smooth radish patch on the top of my penis. It doesn't itch or otherwise bother me but I'm curious to know what it is. My wife is very dry during sex and it takes her a while to lubricate
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It could be due friction injury due to decreased secretions

Detailed Answer:
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Dear Sir

Coitus especially if there is less lubrication by naturally secreted secretions ( there is decrease in vaginal secretion especially after menopause)sometimes leads to friction over glans area leading to raw area. It is usually self limiting and there is no cause for concern , if you do not have multiple partners.

Exact diagnosis will however depend on clinical examination . It would be helpful if you could provide me following additional information

1. Since How long is the patch present ?

2. Is there any discharge ?

3. providing clinical photograph will be very helpful .
You can email if to YYYY@YYYY with subject line being " Attention Dr Shobha Deepak "

Awaiting your response

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr Shobha Deepak
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Follow up: Dr. T Shobha Deepak (18 hours later)
Noticed this about a month ago. There I is no discharge
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Recommend you assessment from your Primary care physician

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir

Thanks for providing clinical photograph. It shows a ulcerative lesion . If the lesion is present for about a month as stated by you , and has not resolved then it requires further assessment and evaluation.

I would recommend you to consult General Surgeon or your Primary Care Physician for further evaluation for persistent ulcerative lesion over the glans.

Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you

Take Care

Best regards
Dr Shobha
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What causes a smooth reddish patch on the penis?

Brief Answer: It could be due friction injury due to decreased secretions Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Dear Sir Coitus especially if there is less lubrication by naturally secreted secretions ( there is decrease in vaginal secretion especially after menopause)sometimes leads to friction over glans area leading to raw area. It is usually self limiting and there is no cause for concern , if you do not have multiple partners. Exact diagnosis will however depend on clinical examination . It would be helpful if you could provide me following additional information 1. Since How long is the patch present ? 2. Is there any discharge ? 3. providing clinical photograph will be very helpful . You can email if to YYYY@YYYY with subject line being " Attention Dr Shobha Deepak " Awaiting your response Take Care Best Regards Dr Shobha Deepak