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What does white patches inside the foreskin suggest?

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015
Question: Hi

I have 3 white patches on the inside of my foreskin
No blisters or warts. looks like discoloration.
It is seen when foreskin is retracted.
Some iritation after urination
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Likely to be vitiligo or leucoderma

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
It is probably leucoderma or vitiligo.
I shall be able to give you a better opinion if you can upload a picture.
If you have burning when you pass urine, it may be that you have a urinary infection or crystalluria.
A urine examination will detect them if present.
Do get back to me if you have more queries.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah (3 hours later)
I have uploaded pic as requested
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
vitiligo

Detailed Answer:
If you did not have any skin lesions like a fungal infection before, then it is vitiligo. If these appeared in place of pre existing lesions, these are due to leucoderma.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah (4 minutes later)
Thank you for your reply.
is there any remedies for vitiligo.
i am consulting a dermatologist shortly for confirmation.
ive also had penile pauples my whole life
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
It is a good idea. I don't want to suggest any thing now as you are consulting a dermatologist.
Do get back to me if you have any queries after the consultation.
Wish you good health and great day
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What does white patches inside the foreskin suggest?

Brief Answer: Likely to be vitiligo or leucoderma Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for your query. It is probably leucoderma or vitiligo. I shall be able to give you a better opinion if you can upload a picture. If you have burning when you pass urine, it may be that you have a urinary infection or crystalluria. A urine examination will detect them if present. Do get back to me if you have more queries.