Medical Specialty >> Reproductive Medicine

Doctors Lounge - Reproductive Medicine Answers

Back to Reproductive Medicine Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/16/2017.

Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders

Question: recurring crack on underside of penis head

 Demonique - Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:25 am

My boyfriend and I have been searching online for information, and found nothing so far. He is having a recurring problem with a small crack on the underside of his penis, at the base of the head. No problem with dry skin, but the crack seems to come back time and again, even after sex no matter how long we've waited for it to heal. It doean't bleed, but it does sting after intercourse or any form of sexual activity involving the area. It has opened up even without any kind of touching in the area as well.

Was hoping for some advice on what could be done to help it heal permanently, and what could be causing it in the first place. any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:37 am

User avatar Hello,
It could be eczema but whenever there are recurrent sores it's best to have it checked by a doctor in case of infection. Please encourage him to see a urologist or other medical profession.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us