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Ok I have a penis question. I have noticed two veins on the

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Hi Dr,
Ok I have a penis question. I have noticed two veins on the top of my penis are bulging and have a purple/blue appearance. I have noticed the two veins before just never this pronounced. I have a picture if its ok to send.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Picture of the issue
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

thanks for the photo

when your penis is erect and engorged, it can be very common to have these veins swell up and be pronounced and have a blue purple color

the color is from venous blood right below the skin.

the penis keeps in lots of venous blood to keep the penis enlarged and engorged.

99% of the time, this is completely normal

it is very rare to have blood clots or vascular inflammation cause welling of the veins.

blood clots in the veins of the penis are super super rare at your age.

vein infections or inflammation is very rare at your age as well and often will cause pain in the area.

it doesn't sound like you are having pain in the area.