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Why do I have black discolouration on the tip of my penis?

Q: I am a 32 years old man and have noticed a bit of blackness near the tip of penis (glans penis) for the last few days. Is this normal to have blackness near the tip? I am unmarried and have not had sex but I do some masturbation. Few days back I had minor pain in my glans and chemist prescribed me an ointment Fucibet from Ranbaxy (antibacterial corticosteroid). I applied it for two days on my glans and then stopped it as the pain relived. Please advise.

A:If the black discolouration is since childhood, then it is likely to be a harmless congenital problem. If acquired, it may be post inflammatory pigmentation or a disorder like lichen planus. If it is symptomatic or if it continues to progress, then it is advisable that you consult a dermatologist.

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