Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

194 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes brown patches on the penis glans after circumcision?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2011

Answered : 1754 Questions

default
Posted on Fri, 18 May 2018 in Men's Health
Question: I am 30 years old. I just had circumcision in August. From October I started developing brown/black patches on the penis glans. The patches are around the urethra starting from areas where the stitches are placed. I need some guidance as to why are they occurring. I am very worried.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Can be natural skin marks

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible.

Based on the history and images you have shared, it seems like natural marks since birth but if it had been acquired after surgery and you are quite sure about it, it can melasmas which is due to increased pigmentation at different sites.

If it is due to surgery it will resolve in few months and are neither contagious or dangerous but if you are seriously concerned about it's prescence, a dermatologist review can be sought to use peeling agents available locally to be used over it for few weeks.

Chemical peeling is a procedure which can also be done by a qualified dermatologist. Hope this has answered your question. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask. Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Urethra

doctor1 MD

I had unprotected oral sex with a girl I met at a party 5 days ago. She performed fellatio on me. The very next day I had a slight burning sensation at the tip of my penis. This got much worse the next day and so I sought out a doctor who suggested it was likely a fungal infection of the urethra caused by an infection in the girls mouth. I am booked to have an STD check after two weeks have elapsed just to check if it s something like chlamydia or gonorrhea. The burning sensation is nearly gone after two days of anti fungal medication and I have had no burning while peeling or discharge and my urine is clear. Does the diagnosis sound correct to you? Thanks

doctor1 MD

I am 28 yrs Male, I have undergone till date 2 scrotal exploration surgeries due to some tumar inside the scrotal sac and after one month urine pus with blood from stiches started like sinus which did not healed with multiple medications and later urine started leaking from stiches simultaneously while passing urine, after that I have undergone BMG Urethroplasty surgery, now I am on self catherization due to narrowed urethra and low/weak urine stream every 2 to 3 days, Now the problem it that acompaning with blood in the starting of urine and pain in the start of the penis from body while penis is erect/erection....and have undergone three times cystoscopy after urethroplasty surgery, could you please advise why am getting pain while my penis is erect especially during sleep and blood while starting urinating.. Please advise...

doctor1 MD

Hi. I'm a male and have pain in my urethra near the tip of the penis. Had unprotected sex a week ago. Have seen a doctor and they did a urine test since there was almost insignificant discharge. I was told I have a bacterial infection and have been given the following medicines: VDM-KIT and Augmentine 625mg one tab twice a day for 5 days. Is this correct? How long can expect the symptoms to disappear and get back to normal? James

doctor1 MD

I have a learning disability due to high fevers as an infant. I was told that the hippocampus in my brain was damaged, and it makes it hard for me to remember things. Also, I was told that due to my urethra being narrow and not being able to pass urine caused me to have high fevers as an infant, Along with middle ear infections. Apparently I had it all. My question is, other than having to work harder in school to get the grades I need to pass, is there another way to make things a little easier for me to learn, and retain information? I will be 51 in two weeks, so im sure my age may have some thing to do with memory as well.

doctor1 MD

Ok, I asked about this yesterday in the main forum. After thinking about it and being a little more clear headed, I decided to put it here in the "ask a specialist." Most of my question yesterday went unanswered. What was answered was very short...

doctor1 MD

Hello Dr I have diabetes and cholesterol Gerd and ibs Urethal stenosis. I pass slow urine or sometimes it gets blocked. Sometimes it is normal. Dr has advise me to do cystscopy but I have heard after doing cystscopy and widening the urethra pipe...

doctor1 MD

I have a bladder that is not functioning and have been self cathing for almost 7 weeks. The problem is not with the actual cathertization but after I finish...and not always immediately...I seem to have what I would term an ache or almost like a...