Hello! First thing you should know about me is that I am a very paranoid person when it comes to health issues, I freak out over everything. A few months ago I noticed this kind of Y shaped mark on the tip of my penis. The two forks of the Y go to separate sides of the urethra and the small tail of the Y goes down a bit from the center. It is either light brown or gray it is hard to tell. But I started to worry about this after noticing.
I have a girlfriend, and we have not had sex or anything, but rather we have "dry sex" with jeans on. Now we've been doing this for a few months before I noticed the mark, and while we had dry sex, she would sometimes sit full weight on my groin and penis, and even though it hurt a little, I didn't mind the pressure. So after some thinking I thought that the mark was actually bruising from doing this over and over, and the repeated pressure on my penis. However, don't bruises go away? Or is this a permanent mark now?
I also have small brown freckles that are around the shaft of my penis, one that's kind of dark/blackish near the back, and two that are near the foreskin that I just noticed. Now...I have to admit, I masturbate often, and even sometimes when the skin is cracking or split. I have to admit I do not take the best care of my penis, and I am thinking in part that some of those freckles are actually marks left over due to the skin healing in that area. However, these marks I'm not so concerned about, but rather the one that I told you which is on the head of it around the opening.
The one around the urethra is painless, it is not raised above the skin or anything, and when I get an erection it actually gets harder to see because the skin is stretched more taught I guess. There's also a fairly big wrinkle near the place where the mark is darkest, which would make sense if it was caused by pressure, because I'm very hairy down there, and sometimes get marks where hair gets caught up under the foreskin. I've since shaved.
Ok thanks, I was just getting extremely paranoid thinking that it could be cancer and stuff since the mark hasn't faded. I'll be sure to keep track of it and to see if it grows instead of shrinking in the future. Also, do you have any ideas about the other spots that I've seen around the shaft? I know I have a mole on my scrotum that is dark brown, but that's been there for like, forever, and another lighter brown one next to it that's also been there a really long time. Do these small spots just sometimes appear like freckles?
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This could be - pearly penile papules or fordyce spots. You would need to consult your doctor for a confirmed diagnosis.
This could also be genital warts, but nothing can be said with surety without a clinical examination.
'Pearly penile papules are multiple, small (about 1-3mm) papules running around the circumference of the crown of the glans (glands) penis. They typically develop in men aged 20 to 40, and around 10 per cent of all men are affected. They may be mistaken for warts, are not infectious and require no treatment.'
'Fordyce spots are small (1-5mm) bright red or purple papules that can appear on the glans (glands), shaft or scrotum and usually affect younger men. They may occur as a solitary lesion, but frequently appear in crops of 50 to 100. They are painless and not itchy, but may cause embarrassment because of their appearance, or a fear that they might be sexually transmitted. '
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