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 Dr. David Your Own Question

Dr. David
Dr. David, Physician Experienced in Urology
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 42805
Experience:  Board Certified Physician with extensive experience in Urology
41363181
Type Your Urology Question Here...
Dr. David is online now

I hope you can help me with the following questions I'm 28

Customer Question

I hope you can help me with the following questionsI'm 28 now, but I've never found the courage to ask anyone about my concerns, not even my GP.I'm a black African males. As far as I can remember my penis head has always been pink with a few patches on it.I remember when I was younger I had trouble pulling my foreskin back because it was too tight. After a few attempts to pull it back I eventually managed to pull it back successfully with occasional practice. I'm too ashamed to ask my mum If there was an attempt to circumcise me.Currently I can pull it back, with or without an erection. It doesn't hurt. It's just the discolouration I'm more concerned about.Also when I pull my foreskin back when it's not erect, I see excess skin that doesn't look right. (Pics attached)When erect I see excess ring of skin right under the penis head (pics attached)The penis head when not erect looks light pink with black marks on it (patches around) pics attachedWhen erect the marks look less visible but I suppose it's due the blood flowing through.It's pretty embarrassing to try explain to a new partner. Also I find myself using viagra just to keep an erection.Please help me understand what's going on and would you recommend?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 10 months ago.
Hello,
I'm Shantal and I'm a moderator for this topic.
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I was checking to see if you had already found your answer or if you still need assistance from one of the Professionals.
Please let me know if you wish to continue waiting or if you would like for us to close your question?
Thank you,
Shantal
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Yes, please keep looking, I'll wait patiently.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.
This is Dr. David
thank you for the question and the photos you uploaded.
I can understand your worry.
actually everything in the photos looks 100% normal
it is absolutely normal to have those patches of extra dark and lighter areas of the underside of your foreskin and head of your penis.
those are areas of pigment deposit or melanin deposits which are 100% normal.
you might not like the way it looks, but we can't all be 100% the way we want to look
there is nothing to try to explain to a partner about your colors and pigments.
that is just how God made you.
if you are worried about it during sex or anxious, anxiety can kill an erection very quickly
you have to not be self conscious about it and you will be able to keep an erection.
if you really don't like the way it looks, you can see a dermatologist and pay money for skin laser therapy like they use to remove tattoos and see if they can help even out the color, but skin laser therapy can cause scar tissue in the area and can damage the skin.
I would try not to worry about the color issue on your penis.
let me know if you have other questions.
if done for now, please leave positive rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you today
we only get credit for helping clients after positive feedback
you can always reach me with "a question for Dr. David" in the medicine or oncology categories if you have any other questions
here is my website if you need to reach me again:
http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-david/
Thanks for using JustAnswers.com

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Y.

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    15021
    Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lyeung1/2010-07-25_032152_tn_IMG_0241.JPG Dr. Y.'s Avatar

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    15021
    Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TH/tharun/2013-12-28_0129_tailoredfitsuits.64x64.jpg Dr. Tharun's Avatar

    Dr. Tharun

    Urology Resident

    Satisfied Customers:

    614
    MBBS, DNB surgery and presently working as Urology resident towards the degree of Urologist.
  • /img/opt/shirt.png Dr. B's Avatar

    Dr. B

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    62
    Trained in Adult and Pediatric Urology, Fellowship trained in Urologic Oncology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    274
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University