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Discolouration at the base of the penis
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Rrj29 posted:
Hello three years ago a discolouration at the base of my penis appeared I have seen numerous doctors who have dismissed it as pigment change but my gut feeling is that it's something worse.

The discolouration has a purplish red colour to it and the vein next to it has become very prominent. Within the discoloured area the glands have become prominent to at times these can hurt to touch. Finally my penis always seems to shrivel to the discolured area and it appears shrivelled in this area alone while the rest of shaft appears normal to the head. These last few weeks I am feeling a throbbing pain in that area.

Please if anyone can help this is consuming my life and the doctors will not refer me to a urologist as I'm in England it's all deal through the NHS

Thank you
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counterso responded:
It could be that you have a fungal infection under the skin. Please see a dermatologist. You need specialist help, not from a general practitioner.


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