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For quite a long period of time (between .. 7-10 years I guess, 25/white now) I've had some form of pigmentation on the head of my penis. Some is barely noticeable, a very light shade darker here and there, but there is an area that is closely grouped where there are some "blotches", of a much darker pigmentation.
Probably the size of a penny, but noticeable as it's on the front side of the penis (on the head).
Around..5 years ago I saw my doctor (GP) about it, who suggested it was nothing untoward, that the pigmentation would likely not spread and that I shouldn't worry about it (medically anyway :P).
Probably more mental than anything, I saw him again recently as I thought it had progressed (albeit slightly). He took a urine sample, had another look and in both cases said there was, again, nothing wrong.
I trust this completely, but more want to know if there is anything that can easily be done to remedy this.
It can be due to hyperpigmentation skin or penile melanotic macule. Hyperpigmentation is darkening that occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. You cannot remove them at home. Cryosurgery using liquid nitrogen and laser are the main treatment modalities. Although there are many skin creams like hydroquinone and salicylic acid, but they should be used cautiously on penis and their use needs prescription .I would recommend a dermatologist’s consultation for this.
I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
I'm not too sure about the Salicylic acid, I have tired it and it only worked a little bit. I stopped trying it due to a severe burning sensation. As a result, I only was left with partial results. I still have some pigmentation left.
Being 47, I do not see much of a point trying to remove it. Only my wife and I and the odd doctor will see it.
Be fore warned that if you decide to use it, even going into a tub to try and minimize the burning water did not seem to do much. The skin on the penis is a lot more sensitive than the skin of other parts of the body. the layer of skin on the penis is also a lot more delicate, thinner. Now knowing how much discomfort that it can cause, I steer clear of using it. Too me it is not worth the pain.
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