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Hi. I was circumcised at 17. Before that my penis head was pink. After circumcision there are brown skin patches on my penis head. what can i do?

Hi. I was circumcised at 17. Before that my penis head was pink. After circumcision there are brown skin patches on my penis head. what can i do?

Photo might help: Brown patches skin on penis head after circumcision at 17 years old. Probably just a hyperpigmentation as you grow older. If that is the case you don't have much to worry about. On the other hand if you have any other urinary symtoms such as burning, red urine, irritation of the skin of penis, etc.. it may be worthwhile to check with your doctor. A photograph may help. Thank you and good luck !!! ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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Circumcision (Definition)

Keep your baby's penis clean and dry. The initial redness and swelling should improve over 1 -2 weeks. Avoid wiping or swabbing the wound area. If there is a dressing, change it according ...Read more


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What can I use to wash my penis after circumcision?

What can I use to wash my penis after circumcision?

Simple Care: The good news is that by removing the excess foreskin, your penis has essentially become "self cleaning". Any scabs or other "dirt" should easily come off simply by showering and gentle cleaning. No scrubbing will be necessary. The good news is that that area has fantastic blood supply so healing will occur really fast. ...Read more

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My son's penis gets sore, red and sometimes bleeds, he is 15 not circumcised what can we do he says he has not been pulling back the skin to wash the area properly.

My son's penis gets sore, red and sometimes bleeds, he is 15 not circumcised what can we do he says he has not been pulling back the skin to wash the area properly.

Tight foreskin: This is called phimosis. He needs some prescription strength steroid cream to be applied twice daily to tight part of foreskin as he attempts to retract. Alternative would be circumcision or prepucioplasty which is surgical procedure incising thru tight area of skin vertically & suturing it transversely. A urologist can advise. ...Read more

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Would it be safe for too have a penis circumcision?

Would it be safe for too have a penis circumcision?

Circumcision: is mostly a cosmetic issue, however sometimes needs to be performed due to certain conditions (i.e. phimosis - when the foreskin can not be pulled over the head of the penis and causes pain/swelling). ...Read more

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Why is my penis really sensitive after circumcision?

Why is my penis really sensitive after circumcision?

Glans now uncovered: Glans or head of penis is most sensitive area. Uncircumcised, glans was covered (protected) from rubbing against clothes or from your hand if & when you masturbated or had sex. Glans is now exposed all the time and will be more sensitive for a while. This will settle down with time. Try & be patient. ...Read more

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How do I fix the discoloration on penis from my circumcision?

How do I fix the discoloration on penis from my circumcision?

Several things: First, it's not uncommon to have some pigment changes related to a surgery like a circumcision. If that's truly the case, you are better of just learning to work around the cosmetic issues that comes with something like this; I won't deny that it may be bothersome cosmetically. Do make sure this is really circumcision related and not something like vitiligo. Talk with your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Where should the circumcision line on my upcoming sons' penis be?

Below the glans: The "tip" of the penis is the glans, the smooth part. The foreskin is cut around that, and then falls back to the shaft, allowing the glans to stand out with the rim of the glans visible (it looks purplish usually). Sometimes there is slight re-adhesion of the foreskin to the glans, but we don't get too worried, those usually relieve themselves with future erections. ...Read more

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Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Circumcised (Definition)

If a male baby is circumcised, his foreskin, or the flap of skin covering the tip of his penis, ...Read more