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Dark oval skin level patch on penile shaft. Non painful. Non

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Dark oval skin level patch on penile shaft. Non painful. Non raised. Discolouration it looks like and very small. Any cause for concern?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

do you have a pic?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tough to provide at work t be honest haha
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

no worries. contact me later

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question.

Please don't forget a positive rating.

I appreciate it

If you have more questions, just reply

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This isn't it but it looks like this
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

At best it could be a mole

At worst, a flat genital wart

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It isn't raised no pain. A flat genital wart? I had that in college and got it treated and haven't had warts in 12 years. Which direction are you leaning towards?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's Super smooth almost like it's just a freckle but it's new
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

If you have had warts I am leaning wart

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Then should I get back on the cream? It's been 12-14 years since I've seen them. Will I give this to my gf?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

Yes, you should get them looked at first

yes, you can give it to your GF

She should have had the HPV vaccine though

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


I Have a different answer for you.

These pictures are of various forms of hyperpigmentation. It does not appear to be a wart at all.

Any hyperpigmentation [any of your pics] in this area is atypical by definition and potentially serious.

See a dermatologist specifically, or urologist.

I am basing this on the picture you have presented.

These pictures are not warts at all per se.

Even if there is a warty aspect, the hyperpigmentation in all of these pics is potentially serious, and some are clearly serious lesions in need of removal.

Don't wait on this, don't self treat it, see a doc immediately.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is this cancerous potentially?
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


As I said, any hyperpigmentation in this location is potentially a problem.

Melanoma must be ruled out.

even benign looking pigmentation in this area needs to be checked.

Based on the pictures you sent, this is concerning.

Please click a positive on the rating scale at the top of the page.

Come back as needed.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Keep in mind these pics aren't mine it just looks like it. I'm actually black
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


I am basing this on your pic

If it looks anything like this it can still be a problem.

You need to see a dermatologist or urologist, or internal medicine doctor board certified such as myself.

That is the bot***** *****ne.

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