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Dark patch on foreskin appeared overnight?

Dark patch on foreskin appeared overnight?

See your doc: Penile lesions can range in etiology from inflammatory, infectious, or malignant causes. There are also other possibilities. See a primary care physician and get it checked. ...Read more

Foreskin (Definition)

Or prepuce is skin which covers the penile glans. It is ...Read more


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My foreskin is dark and I am uncircumcised do you know what this could be?

Rashes: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I apply to this dark spot on my penis to prevent more wearing down of the foreskin?

What can I apply to this dark spot on my penis to prevent more wearing down of the foreskin?

Foreskin should B OK: Foreskins do not wear down. Foreskin can be pushed back, but if too tight may remain "stuck" behind glans. This is paraphimosis and needs urgent attention, hence foreskin should always be pulled back over glans. You may need to consult a urologist or else send us a photograph of your penis for us to review privately so we can comment upon it in confidence. ...Read more

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Penis shaft/foreskin had 2 dark/dry circles which after a few days just went as is now fleshy and pink is this ok? Another dry circle is now between.

Penis shaft/foreskin had 2 dark/dry circles which after a few days just went as is now fleshy and pink is this ok? Another dry circle is now between.

Penis lesion: Fleshy lesions of the penis may be venereal warts. These are caused by the human papilloma virus and are sexually transmitted. Have you had unprotected sex? An examination by a dermatologist or urologist is recommended for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a dark spot on my foreskin.When im flaccid its there but when im hard its not.I masturbate daily and dont use lotion. Can I fix this dark spot?

I have a dark spot on my foreskin.When im flaccid its there but when im hard its not.I masturbate daily and dont use lotion. Can I fix this dark spot?

DARK SPOT: Do you need to do anything? If it disappears when you are erect, its only 1/2 there? This has nothing to do with masturbation although if you use lube, you'll walk better ! I cant answer your question accurately without a site inspection, and no doc can, so go see your doc to examine the spot, mercifully when not erect ! thanks ...Read more

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Dark ring at base of penis; then slowly progressed to all foreskin over time. it is numb and recently the crown is half as sensative. is this deadvein?

Dark ring at base of penis; then slowly progressed to all foreskin over time. it is numb and recently the crown is half as sensative. is this deadvein?

?: You need to be seen, by a urologist and may be a neurologist/vascular medicine specialist, start with your doctor, any doctor, you waited enough, you may be having this problem in other body areas, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Is it bad if your penis starts to look like its turning dark blue? I pull the forskin back and i start seeing dark blue or something i don't know if it will keep going up or it will stay but it looks like it going up is this an infrection or it will go aw

You : You need to see a doctor right away. If you are not circumsized then you could be dealing with a condition called phimosis, which is a tightening of the foreskin. This could cause discoloration, but would cause pain as well. Also an infection needs to be ruled out.
You really must see a doctor right away.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is foreskin?

Prepuce: This is a fold of tissue that covers the glans penis and is removed should a male be circumcised. ...Read more

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Do i need my foreskin?

Do i need my foreskin?

Depends on "need": Is a foreskin necessary? Many have survived without one. If it causes problems, you might even be better off without one. ...Read more

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Can my foreskin shrink?

Can my foreskin shrink?

Narrowi is phimosis: The foreskin opening can narrow down especially if traumatized. Can also occur in in children and again in old age if penile blood supply is reduced. Foeskin can also appear to shrink in lengh at puberty when the foreskin can retract spontaneously. ...Read more

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What is wrong with foreskin?

Depends: There is nothing "wrong" with a foreskin. All males are born with one. If you're circumcised yours has been removed. Either way, the penis can function normally. ...Read more

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How to "stretch" my foreskin?

How to "stretch" my foreskin?

Use steroid cream: Try to retract foreskin, then apply prescription strength steroid cream (ie 0.1% Betamethasone or Kenalog) to tight area morning & night until loose. Always pull foreskin back over glans to avoid paraphimosis. Will not work if foreskin opening is scarred, in which case surgery will be required. ...Read more

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How can I stretch my foreskin?

Self-exploration: There are several non-surgical methods, mostly of self-restoration over weeks to months. Resource site: www.Restoringforeskin.Org / support q&a-type blog: www.Foreskin-restoration.Net / general education link: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/foreskin_restoration can always also consult a urologist. ...Read more

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When should my foreskin detach?

Foreskin does what?: Detach? Come off? I do not believe this can happen. Do you mean that the foreskin cannot be pulled back over the glans or head of the penis?

If you cannot retract the foreskin over the glans then i would recommend that you see your family physician. ...Read more

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Foreskin is intact is it hygenic?

Foreskin is intact is it hygenic?

Circumcision: has been shown to decrease the risk of infections in both the man and his sexual partner(s). However, circumcision is rarely indicated in an adult male due to the associated risks. Practicing good hygiene is very important and can make a difference. Keep the foreskin and glans clean by washing thoroughly with antibiotic soap and water. ...Read more

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My foreskin is cont open a time ?

My foreskin  is cont open a time ?

See you doctor: See your doctor, leave it be because if you force the foreskin back it may not go forward over the glans/tip/head again. That would be very bad and painful on your way to the er! ...Read more

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Why can't I pull my foreskin back?

Phimosis: inability to retract foreskin is known as "phimosis". it is usually caused by some form of chronic inflammation, often fungal infections of the skin. if attempting to retract foreskin causes pain cracking and bleeding of the skin, you may need to have an adult circumcision ...Read more

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Problem on foreskin. What to do!???

See your doctor: It depends on what kind of problem. If it is a rash or wound you might be told to apply a topical medication. If the foreskin is too tight it might be what is called phimosis, in which case you'd see a urologist who might do a surgery. In any case, see your doctor to help decide what needs done. ...Read more

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How does foreskin restoration work?

Here are some ...: Is this Q from the same gentleman? As I could remember, it was answered long time ago. If you really dislike the penile look after circumcision, seek pro-evaluation and counseling so to assess the balance between medical necessity and professional possibilities before doing more procedures onto the penis. Redoing circumcision is relatively common due to "insufficient" foreskin removal; rare for... ...Read more

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What can you do about dry foreskin?

Here are some...: Is your foreskin dryness primary or secondary? If primary, just give gentle cleansing with drying + trying topical skin-soothing cream lightly and see, but always with caution while using something new. If secondary like that maybe related to long foreskin with inflammation, seek urologist so to decide if circumcision may be necessary. ...Read more

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I cannot pull my foreskin back much?

I cannot pull my foreskin back much?

Phimosis: Do not force it. You need to see a doctor to have the foreskin removed. Let me reiterate do not force it back. ...Read more

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How to stretch foreskin to be longer?

Popular topic (?): There are several non-surgical methods, mostly of self-restoration over weeks to months. Resource site: www.Restoringforeskin.Org / support q&a-type blog: www.Foreskin-restoration.Net / general education link: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/foreskin_restoration can always also consult a urologist. ...Read more

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What could I do to loosen my foreskin?

Explore options: There are several non-surgical methods, mostly of self-restoration over weeks to months. Resource site: www.Restoringforeskin.Org / support q&a-type blog: www.Foreskin-restoration.Net / general education link: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/foreskin_restoration can always also consult a urologist. ...Read more

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What causes foreskin to get all puffy?

Friction, allergy: Infection, venous thrombosis. Short answer would be most common, i.E from sex, masturbation or possible allergy to soap or powder. Worth consulting your doctor if not friction or allergy which you can recognize. ...Read more

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I can't retract my foreskin, what to do?

Consult urologist: Need ti retract foreskin for penile hygeine. Treatment is either prescription strength steroid cream applied twice daily to tight area of foreskin twice dauily for 4 - 12 weeks or surgery. Circumcision will kake care of problem once ; for all, or else penoplasty by dividing narrow constricting area ; closing by z-plasty or closing vertical incision horizontally. Good luck. ...Read more

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Foreskin is dry and has cuts, what to do?

Avoid rubbing.: Usually a dry foreskin may be a result of an infection or too much activity/masturbation. Consider abstaining or using more lubricant for any vigorous activity. If it does not get better, then see a doctor for protective ointments. Always keep it clean. ...Read more

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Could it hurt to get my foreskin cut off?

Could it hurt to get my foreskin cut off?

Yes if no anesthetic: Circumcision on an adult is usually performed under general anesthia or occasionally under local anesthesia. Either way is painless fruring operation. Local anesthetic injected into base of penis during operation helps for few hours after operation. Post-op pain intensity variable, worse when u have erection. Percocet works well for pain. Ativan (lorazepam) helps reduce erections. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause an itch under my foreskin?

What can cause an itch under my foreskin?

Here are some...: Hi! acmaganah, Glad, you ask. Many men with long foreskin may have local inflammation with or without infection like that in armpits or deep skin folds. Besides foreskin-related inflammation/ infection, psoriasis or licken-related or allergic inflammation my also cause local itching. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more