Weird pink scar on penis head

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  1. D_blathersham

    D_blathersham New Member

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    So Ive had this pink discoloration on my penis head for a while and its really been bothering me and I don't know if its normal or not. Aside from that the area that is discolored is noticeably more dry than the rest of the head and it occasionally gets really dry and flaky. Ive tried moisturizing it in hopes that it would go away, but no luck.

    Does anyone know or have an idea of what this could be?
     
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    Don't want to cause any unnecessary alarm, but you should get that checked out for cancer.
     
  3. D_blathersham

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    I see...well do you know how penis cancer can get developed? And hypothetically speaking.. if I had it would there be a cure to it?
     
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    It might not be that serious, if you masterbate a lot you start to deaden the skin, so it sort of becomes like the skin on your elbow; its probably that
     
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    So is there anyway that i could get the skin to come back?
     
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    stop masturbating, and get to the doctors dude. i often get the dry flaky skin on my head.
     
  7. D_blathersham

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    Thanks. Is there anyway to restore my skin back to normal though?
     
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    First off, dj, don't jump to panicky speculations and conclusions.

    It's not clear just what you mean by "discoloration" (or how large its area might be), but normal, benign (i.e., nonmalignant) variations in glans coloration, sometimes as a darker-pink spot, do occasionally occur. (Being a [gay] Intactivist, I pick doctors' brains on all possible aspects at every opportunity.) Granted, the discolored area's being dryer and flakier than others (I'm assuming by that that you are circumcised?) sounds unusual, as far as my limited knowledge goes (I'm intact). There are threads on this site about glans dryness and how to remedy it (which I suggest that you read), but I don't recall anyone's distinguishing among various areas.

    So for your peace of mind, if nothing else, I feel that the best advice for you is to consult a urologist as soon as you can arrange an appointment. It's not impossible that he might, in turn, refer you to a dermatologist.

    P.S. Bolton & dazzla posted while I was writing the above, so an added comment here: The glans of a circumcised penis will as a matter of course be dry (exposure to air and clothing, and without natural lubricant from the inner foreskin). Too-dry skin on any part of the body generally will flake off, sometimes quite noticeably. And, though there's both anecdotal and some debatable empirical indication to the contrary, most authorities quite logically believe that over time the exposed glans keratinizes (develops an inordinately thick layer of skin)...with or without masturbation, so that practice is very unlikely to be your problem. Masturbation will, however, obviously cause temporary changes in glans coloration, but it will not in and of itself be the cause of flakiness.
     
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    Sorry. I'm just really worried and don't know how to explain this in detail. but by discoloration I mean the head of my penis is one color and then theres a part of the head that is noticeably more lighter than there. In that lighter area the texture of the skin is also a bit rougher as well. Yes I am circumcised if that helps any too.
     
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    If I were a betting man, I'd bet it's eczema.
    Get checked by a dermatologist and let us know.

    glans eczema - Search - MedHelp

    Not to worry, penile cancer is very very VERY rare.
    Very.
     
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    (1) Sexplease's would-be-if bet sounds quite plausible to me.

    (2) Have you looked up the threads about dry glans and remedies? Do.

    (3) I overlooked the fact that your heading says "scar"--do you really mean that, or is it a mistyping? :confused: ...Might perhaps make a difference in trying to understand your problem.
     
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    GO see your doctor ASAP man. Don't be scared to show the doctors you penis. He or she has probably seen hundreds of them. They will not embarrass you or comment on your size or lack there of. They understand and will try to help you with your problem. If they can't help you they can refer you to a specialist who CAN help.
    GOOD LUCK
     
  13. D_blathersham

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    Sorry. it looks like a scar, which is why I use the term but its a dicoloration.
     
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    But from what I'm reading it seems only someone that is uncircumcised would have eczema. I am circumcised though.
     
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    Without a good picture, there is really not much that can be done on the internet. Coiuld be just a pigmentation problem, could be cancer, could be a VD, or could be flesh eating disease that will cause your penis to fall off. We really cannot tell.

    If you cannot post a good picture, then you need to go see a doctor to either get reassurance it is normal or get some treatment if it can be fixed.
     
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    so am I.
    Ask a doc on that site AND see a dermatologist.
     
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    Your last statements as to what the problem could be make me nervous lol.
     
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    I had a funny colored spot show up on my dick a few months ago, and from that experience, what I can tell you is to stop asking the internet, and go see a doctor.

    In my case (and probably yours too), it turned out to be nothing; but checking the internet will tell you that your symptoms match up with hundreds of horrible conditions. The internet can give you a lot of info, but the thing it can't do is accurately diagnose you.
     
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    I had a similar issue take place last year. After some really rough sex, I developed some discoloration on the ring of my cut penis, lines that appeared to be pink/red, and the skin had turned a little lighter. I was tested for all major STDs and passed. Aparently I had developed something similar to a fungal infection. Words of advice: DO NOT use moisturizer or lotion on your sore skin. It traps the infection and keeps it warm and moist so that it continues to thrive. Best thing to do is wear loose clothing and let it get some air. I ended up taking prescription antibiotic and it dissapeared in 3-4 days...
     
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