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possible lichen planus???

A few months ago I noticed a flat-topped bump on the underside of my circumsized penile shaft just below the head. It resembles a ring and has a glossy type appearance. I did some research on stds and other skin issues and found nothing or had any symptoms to releate to.This past week I noticed another ring on the front part of the penile shaft. The older ring isn't as defined as it once was either, but is still there.I got extremely worried this past week because when my penis was erect and the air/weather was dry/cold my penis shaft and head became white as if I had extremely dry skin. When the erection was gone I was left with tiny specs of white near the rings on the shaft. I wiped them with a wet towel and the whiteness went away. Since then I have attempted erections and the whiteness did not cover the majority of the penis. I have no itching, flaking, cracking, bleeding, exc. Just the discoloration sometimes when erect and the flat ring shaped bumps.After that experience I have been spending most of my time researching and I finally came across images of lichen planus. I just dont have any of the symptoms releated to thismskin disease but the images of penises with this look almost exactly the same.Are there any other types of bumps, stds, exc. That may resemble lichen planus? The information states theres no cure and it usually clears up on its own after some time.
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3149845 tn?1506627771
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You can have a lab swab them to indicate what they are.
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3149845 tn?1506627771
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Hi, what your describing appears to just be dried skin
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I would love to think so, but I am really unsure.  The rings that have formed don't strike me as dry skin as the dryness only occurs when Im erect. As I said no itching, discharge, exc but the visual resembles that of a ringworm, or from what ive seen this lichen planus inflammation.
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3149845 tn?1506627771
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lichen planus is a raised rash
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From the research I have done its raised but flat topped. Which is similar to what I am experiencing. If not lichen do you have any other suggestions that I should look into?
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Well that is obviously what I am going to have to do to know for sure, but the whole dry skin answer you gave me and lichen is raised isnt much help
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3149845 tn?1506627771
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We try to do our best but its not possible to say what something is from a discritpion.
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A discription? Ok are you working for this site as what?
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