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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders

Question: Sores on head of penis

 dan18 - Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:19 am


Ever since about 3 years ago (before i was sexually active) i have had these redish dark sores on either side of my slit, i thought they would just go away but they havn't. Anyone got any tips or know of anything i could do to make them clear up.

Thanks. Daniel.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:16 pm

User avatar Hello,

Are these sores raised or are they flat? If they are flat and present as a small area of the skin with a different color, then they could be postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.

These are localized, macular, brown hyperpigmentation at site of a previous inflammation. They occur at any age and are a reaction to trauma (physical or chemical injury), skin irritation, or dermatoses. They maybe associated with an inflammation of skin because of underlying injury or condition at the initial time of occurance.

They are not dangerous. However, given the limitations of the internet as a diagnostic tool, you are advised to seek a direct clinical examination to reach the proper diagnosis.

Best regards.

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