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Hi doctor its me again. Can you also tell me what these dark spots are on my penis? Do i have to be worried?

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Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma (eg, burns), and inflammatory diseases. All this means is that you had some type of irritation to the penis that caused an increase in pigment. The lesions are harmless.

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