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What Causes Red Spot Under The Penis?

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Posted on Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Question: I am 50 years of age and noticed a red spot on the underside of my penis nearer to the tip and seems to be directly on vessel. It became red with a yellow head. After a day i was able to see a tiny hair that was partially pushed out. It has now flattened somewhat and is now a flatter redder in colour. This has happened in a space of about 2 weeks. The spot is about 4mm in diameter. It does not seem to be subsiding!
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Folliculitis or milia, upload pictures

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
I have gone through your complaints and according to me it could be either folliculitis which is inflammation of the hair follicle or a milia which is a type of epidermal cyst.
I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the affected area so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
I've just uploaded 2 pics the first one is the most recent. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Folliculitis, seems to be resolving, apply topical antibiotic

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the attached photographs and it looks like folliculitis.
It seems to be resolving in the recent picture.
Still you can apply topical antibiotic like neosporin ointment on this area twice daily for 5-7 days.
This will resolve completely.
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (32 minutes later)
Thanks.
What isyour confidence factor in your diagnosis?
I take it I will need to go to my local GP to get the antibiotic ointment?

Many thanks a huge relief!
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Clinical picture of the lesion is characteristic

Detailed Answer:
The clinical picture of the lesion is characteristic.
I can appreciate a pus filled lesion and a protruding hair which is classical for folliculitis.
It is nothing serious.
You can start with the topical antibiotic.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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What Causes Red Spot Under The Penis?

Brief Answer: Folliculitis or milia, upload pictures Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic I have gone through your complaints and according to me it could be either folliculitis which is inflammation of the hair follicle or a milia which is a type of epidermal cyst. I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the affected area so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly. Regards Dr Asmeet