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What causes a white spot on the head of the penis?

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I have a white spot on the head of my penis I have had it for a while and do have hpv I always thought it was that but now I'd like to know a professional opinion. Some days it's barly noticeable some days you can see it.
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for the query.
Probably you have developed vitiligo or post inflammatory hypo pigmentation.
If possible upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and better way of management.
Waiting for your response.
Thanks.
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Follow-up: What causes a white spot on the head of the penis? 42 minutes later
let me take a pic

I uploaded the pic as a report today it looks more red then white. As I said it changes.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 22 hours later
Brief Answer:
Email me photographs

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
Sorry I could not find any attachments.
Can you please mail me photographs on YYYY@YYYY with subject as ATTN DR XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Waiting for your response.
Thanks
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Follow-up: What causes a white spot on the head of the penis? 26 minutes later
here is the picture doc it's at the base just looks white and red sometimes. As I said no discharge pain or itchy. it's just there. I have had it for a couple of years and thought ideas just hpv just want to see what a professional like u thinks. so far you have been wonderful.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
No treatment is required.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the photograph.
This redness is due to enlarged sebaceous glands.
It is not a disease.
Usually it remains white but turns reddish after sexual intercourse or masturbation.
You don't need to worry about this.
No treatment is required as it is asymptomatic.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thanks.
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Follow-up: What causes a white spot on the head of the penis? 13 minutes later
Thank u doctor you have been great. It's normal to stay that way. I do have a fieance and do masturbate daily so that makes sense. I was worried I had cancer so just wanted a professionals opinion. your great doc it's a great thing u do for people on the internet
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
Not cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
Just relax it is not cancer or any disease.
Thanks for the appreciation.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Wishing you a good health.
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Follow-up: What causes a white spot on the head of the penis? 38 minutes later
wishing u the best doc have a wonderful Holliday
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Thank you

Detailed Answer:
Thanks
Same to you.
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Follow-up: What causes a white spot on the head of the penis? 38 hours later
as I said doc it changes so I wanted to show u what it looks like on a worse day u told me not to worry but I attached a pic as it looks worse today then Pryor days do u think it's the same thing. as I said it goes from not being there almost to sometimes looking like this so wanted to see what you thought.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 29 hours later
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Better photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the photographs.
Is it confined to the corona ( ridge on the penis ) or you can see a patch of redness even on tip of penis.
If possible upload a high resolution photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and better way of management.
Waiting for your response.
Thanks.
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