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A 21-year-old male asked:

Last night after masturbating, i noticed my foreskin turned purple. it felt swollen and soft, much like a sprained ankle. this morning the blueness spread but doesnt go around my penis. is this something i should worry about or is it just sprained?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
This likely just represents a broken blood vessel under the skin producing a transient bruise. It will fade in a week or so. It is unlikely to alter the function. Muscles get sprained, not this tissue, but trauma and overuse has similar impact.

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Last updated May 15, 2021

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