Over the past 2 weeks I've noticed a skin color change (in patches) on my penis but only in select areas and appears to be spreading very slowly. The Color is more pale compared to the darker normal shaft Color.. Nothing hurts or burns. Could this be from masterbation? Or is this a form of std? I can email a photo for a better description. I am 24. Very nervous about this. I'm seeing a doctor, but sadly not until next week due to availability.
These are not bumps. I can also feel a difference In thickness between the normal skin and the new skin Color
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. From the description, it seems like you’ve got lichen sclerosis. This appears as white plaques on the glans, foreskin or shaft of the penis. It usually has no symptoms, although burning and irritation have been reported. However, this ailment is not infectious. Sometimes, urologists recommend doing a circumcision in case the symptoms are very severe. However, I’ll suggest consulting a dermatologist for the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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