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Question: diferent shade of skin next to uretha


 eurodisko - Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:53 am

on the head of the penis i have a dime size circle on the right side of the uretha that has a different shade of skin, looks possible deep. the spot gets dry on the surface at times and sometimes red. the circle looks like different tissue than the rest of the head. there is no pain, no bumps and its been there for almost 2 months. right now i have no access to a urologist and im curious what this possibly could be. hope someone can help
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:05 am

User avatar Hello,Monilial infections can cause such a picture and is caused by an yeast called candida and known by name candidial balanitis.This would respond to cremes like canesten, containing clotrimazole.FDE, fixed drug eruptions cause by allergy to certain drugs could look similar.Rarely skin conditions like lichen planus,psoriasis could localise here.Other causes of balanitis need to be ruled out.Do get examined by your doctor.Best wishes.

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