HAVE you ever noticed white spots on your penis? It's an embarrassing issue that you might not want to get help for, but there are times you definitely should. If they cause pain, appear alongside discharge or have any other unusual symptoms, you should speak to a doctor as soon as you can.
Generally, spots on the penis are not the sign of a serious medical problem. But without examination by a physician and a diagnosis, it's impossible to know the cause of spots on the penis and how to deal with the problem. If you're having this problem, you need to seek medical advice.
A year-old man presents with an asymptomatic but worrisome to him penile rash that manifested over a two-day period several weeks ago. OTC miconazole cream, triple-antibiotic creams, and most recently, a two-day course of fluconazole mg bid have not helped. The patient denies any sexual exposure outside his marriage, as does his wife.
Back to Men's health. If you're worried, see your GP or visit a local sexual health clinic. These are small flesh-coloured lumps normally found on the head of the penis. These lumps are normal.
In some cases, red spots may result from poor hygiene or a minor irritation. These spots typically disappear in a day or two. Red spots that develop as a result of something more serious, such as a sexually transmitted infection STItypically last longer and are accompanied by other symptoms.
This hardened area stops the penis from stretching normally during an erection, and can affect its size and shape when erect. In severe cases, the hardened area can include the muscle and arteries of the penis, leading to problems with erections. It usually develops over time, but sometimes appears very quickly.
More often than not, it will be something that is far less serious but a condition you will want to get checked out nevertheless. A non-infectious penile skin condition is one that you cannot get it from or pass it to another person. While this shouldn't suggest that you can ignore it, a non-infectious skin condition tends to be less serious than an infectious one.
But a painful or uncomfortable sore is usually a sign of some kind of underlying condition, such as a sexually transmitted infection STI or an immune system disorder. Read on to learn more about the potential causes of penis sores and the types of symptoms that should prompt you to see a doctor as soon as possible. Several common STIs cause penis sores. Genital herpes is a condition caused by infection by the herpes simplex virus HSV.
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