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Dr Christian:
If you find a spot on your penis, chances are you’re going to panic. But however sensitive or embarrassed you may be of having a lump on your willy, get it checked out because your doctor is not going to chop it off and the sooner you get it diagnosed and treated, the less likely it’ll develop into anything serious.

There are many possible causes for penile spots and unprotected sex is one of them, because many sexually transmitted infections will manifest their symptoms on your genitalia so if you’ve not used a condom, and now have an unusual mark, go to your nearest sexual health clinic as soon as possible. They’ll be able to tell you if you’ve caught an STI and advise you on how it can be treated.

If you haven’t had unprotected sex but are concerned about a penile spot make an appointment to see your doctor. They can determine if there’s cause for concern by looking at the size, shape and colour of the marks.

Ulcers appear as craters in the skin, usually with a clear liquid or pus in the centre and generally multiple ulcers aren’t as serious as single ulcers. Herpes for example appears as multiple ulcers. They’re not life threatening but they are highly contagious and they need prompt treatment.

Penile cancer however normally appears as a painless, single ulcer and is life-threatening so should be treated quickly. Penile papules are small pimples or or nodules on the skin. Some like those that appear on the crown of the penis are absolutely normal. Others however, like warts are infectious and need to be sorted out.

Sometimes a spot is just a spot and it’ll disappear on its own just like the ones you get on your face. But safe is always better than sorry so if you do spot a spot, get it checked out. It won’t be anything your doctor hasn’t seen before and always wear a condom.

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Quick Health Advice: Penis Spots

Finding a spot or spots on your penis can often induce blind panic. However, in this exclusive guide, Dr Jessen explains the benefits of getting diagnosis and treatment quickly, and talks through some of the likely conditions (from the serious to the harmless) that might have you awake at night. A spot is sometimes just a spot, but if you’re worried – then it’s nothing your GP won’t have seen a thousand times before!

Remember that you should always check with a health professional if you have any concerns about your health.

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I have white spots on my penis area and around in the shaft, when I pull my penis also downward I have some big white spots, it doesn't pain or something, just looks odd. what is it and how can I get rid of it/





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I had two easily visible white spots on my penis so can you tell me is that dangerous





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Looking at the list, above, I can honestly tell you that I have had EVERYTHING described, above, during my last 45 years. They never were anything serious, in themselves, and they never became anything serious, either. I'm 58 years of age and I've had just about all of them at least twice, each. Here I am...still alive and determined to remain so for a long while, yet.





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Hi I'm 16 and when I pull back my four skinne on my penise I have Little white spots on my four skinne and out side my four skin I'm scared in case it's a std





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I'm 20 year old male and I have a lot of pale white spots on the shaft of my penis some of them look abit red witch are sore they only hurt if I squeeze them I have had them years now and there staring to worry me a little any help is apreciated





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I am 19 year old I have this spots under the skin of my penis since when I was young but was not showing, at the age of 13 is showing as dark brown pimples which are small and many. I have been applying triple action cream thinking it was a normal pimples but is still there,please help me out and tell a medicine that can take away this spots.





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Hi I'm going threw puberty and have hair down below. I have while spots around the bottom of my penis and I thimk that's just the hair way to come threw again. I looked a couple of days ago to see a red spot on the lower part of my penis and I am a slight touch worried. Does anyone now what this might be and if u do plz can u let me know thanks





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Im 19 and when I pull the skin back on my penis spots appear on the head. I have had this for a while now and was wondering how to get rid of them?





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Hey I am 18 years old I have this reid skin around my penis, it doesn't hurt or anything it itches from time to time and the other times I have no feeling in that skin please help me I am really worried





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I also have this

I'm 13 and I have white spots when I pull my foreskin down what do I do some one plz help





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