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Circumcision at 10 years old. Now 21 Discolouration on

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Discolouration on penis (dark red as pictured) for as long as I can remember. Should I be concerned about this (infection) or is it normal. Can this be improved?

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This looks like postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. I wonder if you were circumcised due to problems with infection or inflammation. It may be the case, since you were circumcised at age 10. It is just a color change and nothing to be concerned about. Its the underlying pigmentationof the skin and cannot be changed. You may be able to seek the consultation of a dermatologist for laser therapy options to lighten it.


Thanks for your help. It has certainly put my mind at ease

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