The Head Of My Penis Is White?
At noon, I want to ask, why is the head of my penis white, and pale, even though the normal color is pink, is this normal or dangerous? Trimakasi
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The head of the penis or glans penis normally has a color that is not much different from the color of the mucous membranes in other organs (for example, the color of the lips). If the color turns pale or white, there are several possible causes:
1. There is disruption of blood flow
2. Skin disorders such as lichen sclerosus, leukoplakia, scleroderma. These disorders can be caused by an “overload” of the immune system, hormonal imbalances, or a long-term history of inflammation.
3. Fungal or viral infection
To find out the cause, it is necessary to do a direct examination by a dermatologist and genitalia. The doctor will assess the appearance and function of your sex organs, as well as perform supporting examinations such as urine analysis, skin scrapings, and biopsy (looking at tissue samples under a microscope). Treatment depends on the cause.
If the pale or white color on the head of the penis is accompanied by symptoms such as: pain, itching, pain when urinating / having sex, sexual activity disturbances, discharge from the penis, there is a lump in the intimate area, bleeding, fever, or the white color gets wider over time , hurry to the doctor for a checkup.
Maintain the health of your intimate organs by not having risky sex (not using condoms, changing partners, having sex with people whose health status is unknown) and keeping them clean.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.