How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask dermdoc19 Your Own Question
dermdoc19, Dermatologist
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 4069
Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
Type Your Dermatology Question Here...
dermdoc19 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Spots on Penis Outer Skin: I have 2 spots on my penis skin.

Customer Question

Brown Spots on Penis Outer Skin:
I have 2 brown spots on my penis skin. I remember they originated about 3 years ago and were extremely itchy and i would scratch them all the time. Then later due to excessive scratching they also bled and then after visiting a local dermatologist i applied some creams and the itching stopped.
Lately I have noticed that for the past 1-2 years there has been no itching or disturbance and they feel normal but they seem to have grown by about 20-30% but are still about 4-5mm per spot in diameter. I am attaching a picture.
I have no big moles on my body only small symmetric brown round circles but not too many of those either.
Should I be worried about this? I have a read a lot of terms like melanosis, dyplastic nevi and even skin cancer so am extremely worried. Pls suggest.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Picture attached
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Another Picture attached. Last one had very bright light.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.
My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to
provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.
Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .
Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

Do you have history of skin cancer ?

Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not
substitute a Doctor ­ Patient Consultation in Clinic

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi,No I do not have any history of skin cancer and no history in my family either.Also I remember this was red and itchy and raised when it aroused but after scratching and bleeding it became darker and flattened. I am also considering they might be warts of some sorts maybe due to HPV?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the image and the information provided.

It looks like you have an epidermal nevus . This is a benign condition . However you need to get it checked by a dermatoscopy done at the doctors office which is an investigative non invasive test.

This does not look like an STD nor does it look like a wart or melanoma.

Do let me know if you have any further queries.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your response.However, isn't epidermal nevus present at birth? I really think this has developed over the past few years. I am 24 years old.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Certain Nevi can develop in adult age.

The Dermatoscopy done would reveal all details of the growth.

I would strongly recommend that you should get it done.


Dr Pravin

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


I am awaiting a response from you . Please do let me know if you have any further queries.


Dr Pravin