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Dark Spot, Possibilities?

I'm a teenager, in my mid teens.

I have had a dark spot on the base of my penis (on the opposite side) for a couple years (2 approx). It has never caused me any harm, other than wondering what it is, and it continues to be dormant. However, I fear that it might be something that I need to have addressed (but based on the embarrassing subject, would rather make sure it is necessary).

Description:

- About 2-3 mm wide

- Slightly Darker than skin color

- Does not itch (At least, not much if any)

- Does not hurt

- Slightly more sensitive to touch than surrounding areas ( Not much, 1-2 on a scale of ten)

- Has smaller bumps on it (Same color as the spot)

- Skin has more folds in the bump than surrounding areas (In other words, not as smooth)



I have never actually had sex, or participated in any kind of sexual activity, so I know that I can rule out the possibility of it being an STD. If I had to make a guess, I would have to say that it could be due to me not drying that particular area until I noticed its presence. I do shower a lot, so it is possible that that area was damp, thus causing what ever this is.


I appreciate any advice,

Thanks
3 Responses
207091 tn?1337709493
COMMUNITY LEADER
It could be nothing more complicated than a normal skin variation.  You should get it checked out if its concerning you, and there is nothing to be embarrassed about.  To a doctor, your genitals are the same as your knees, arms, face - whatever.

Aj
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Would you go to your standard family doctor for something like this?
207091 tn?1337709493
COMMUNITY LEADER
Sure.  You can go to see him/her, or a dermatologist.

Aj
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