During sexual arousal, the penis can take on a reddish, almost purple color because of the increased blood flow to its blood vessels and glands. But there are other potentially serious reasons why your penis might turn a different color. The causes of penile discoloration can range from a zipper-inflicted bruise to penile cancer, a rare condition that represents less than 1 percent of cancers in U.
I have some kind of hard white skin growing on the tip of my foreskin and underside of the tip of my penis. I am not in a sexual relationship and never have been so it's nothing sexually transmitted. It isn't itchy or sore, but obviously isn't very pleasant.
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Dry skin on the penis is not a common symptom of genital herpes, genital warts, or any other sexually transmitted disease STD. Read on to learn more about possible causes of dry skin on the penis and how you can treat this condition. A very harsh soap or cleanser may dry out the skin on the penis. Consider washing your penis using only water.
Many men, of all ages, experience dry penis skin at some stage in their life, especially on the shaft and head of their penis. In fact, when dry penis skin presents itself, most men immediately believe the worst — they have contracted a STD or other illness from their partner or lover. This can, in many cases, lead to sexual anxiety between couples, with the condition becoming worse.
This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about male genital lichen sclerosus also known as balanitis xerotica obliterans. It tells you what this condition is, what it is caused by, what can be done about it, and where you can find out more about it. Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory skin condition which can affect any part of the skin, but in men is most often seen on the foreskin and tip of the penis.
Take a quiz to find out what might be causing your dry skin on the penis. The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced dry skin on the penis. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.
Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. Diseases of the male genitalia range from infectious lesions to inflammatory and neoplastic conditions, including many genital manifestations of more general skin diseases.
There are multiple conditions that can cause a rash on the penis or in the groin. Rashes are commonly itchy and can be caused by something as simple as an irritation to certain soaps or something as complex as an infection caused by fungus, an STD or pubic lice. Scabies are mites that can be passed from close contact with an infected individual, including sexual contact.
A number of conditions can cause the skin of the penis to become dry and irritated. This can lead to flaking, cracking, and peeling of the skin. These symptoms may be visible on one or more areas of the penis, such as the glans headshaft, foreskin, frenulum, or scrotum. This autoimmune, inflammatory condition occurs in the genital area.