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What causes sticky skin on the base of the penis?

Hi. There is a shiny sticky skin on the base of my penis shaft that scares me. It don t feel any itch or pain there though. It s just shiny and sticky. And also there is a brown strip on my penis and from that strip to down is a little darker from the top. Are these issues normal?
Fri, 7 Jun 2019
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Sexologist 's  Response

If you had unprotected sex, we can think of STI. if not it can be due to Acne, Fordyce spots - which develop when skin's pores are clogged with natural oil, called sebum, sweat, dead skin, it can also cause infection

Skin tag – it's normal, happens in age advances

Ingrown hair which is painful can leads to infection, needs medical management

Rough Masturbation/Sex

Bullous Impetigo- bacterial infection due to bad hygiene or use of public pools, towels.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr S.R.Raveendran, Sexologist
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