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Lichen sclerosus LIE-kun skluh-ROW-sus is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that appears thinner than normal. It usually affects the genital and anal areas. Your doctor can suggest treatment with creams or ointments that help return a more normal appearance to your skin and decrease the tendency for scarring.
Diseases of the male genitalia range from infectious lesions to inflammatory and neoplastic conditions, including many genital manifestations of more general skin diseases. This review highlights the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of the most common dermatoses of the male genitalia. Herpes genitalis and infections caused by human papillomavirus HPV are increasing, particularly in young sexually active people.
To get an erection, nerves signal a man's body to store blood in the vessels inside the corpora cavernosa. As blood fills the chambers, the spongy tissue expands and the penis stiffens and gets longer. During ejaculation, semen which contains sperm cells and fluids flows through the urethra and out of the body through the meatus. After ejaculation, the blood flows back into the body, and the penis becomes soft again.
Higher teen pregnancy risk in girls with ADHD. A year-old man presents with an asymptomatic but worrisome to him penile rash that manifested over a two-day period several weeks ago. OTC miconazole cream, triple-antibiotic creams, and most recently, a two-day course of fluconazole mg bid have not helped.
There are multiple conditions that can cause a rash on the penis or in the groin. Rashes are commonly itchy and can be caused by something as simple as an irritation to certain soaps or something as complex as an infection caused by fungus, an STD or pubic lice. Scabies are mites that can be passed from close contact with an infected individual, including sexual contact.
During sexual arousal, the penis can take on a reddish, almost purple color because of the increased blood flow to its blood vessels and glands. But there are other potentially serious reasons why your penis might turn a different color. The causes of penile discoloration can range from a zipper-inflicted bruise to penile cancer, a rare condition that represents less than 1 percent of cancers in U.
This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about male genital lichen sclerosus also known as balanitis xerotica obliterans. It tells you what this condition is, what it is caused by, what can be done about it, and where you can find out more about it. Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory skin condition which can affect any part of the skin, but in men is most often seen on the foreskin and tip of the penis. It can affect boys or men of any age.