A 22-year-old male asked:
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my penis has had a small red rash on it for about 8 months. it hasn't gotten better or worse. i've tried monistat and neosporin but nothing has helped. it also looks slightly swollen. could it be penile cancer?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Have a doctor, especially a dermatologist take a look at the rash. It is not cancer.
Answered on Dec 31, 2014
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Dr. Creighton Likes
17 years experience Fertility Medicine
Be seen: You need to go see a urologist.
Answered on May 31, 2013
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
It's not: Cancer. Take your pick: dermatologist or urologist. Without a picture or better description the internet will not help. Also need to know if you are circumcised or not, on the glans or shaft...Just go and sho, and then you'll know. ;-).
Answered on May 31, 2013
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get it seen: Don't get all worried yet, but do what you must. There are some premalignant lesions that stay around for years as little red spots like you describe. Best have it seen and if need to simply excised.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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