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Hello doctor, over the years i have frequently experienced dry skin on penis and semi frequent tearing of foreskin. I have developed some dark spots on the head of the penis as well as darker skin. I have also experienced noticeably less sensitivity. I feel growing concern for my genital health and the cosmetic appearance of my penis but i cannot find anything related to these exact symptoms on the internet. Thank you for taking time to respond


Your symptoms do not match any specific problem.  Skin lesions on the penis are best handled by dermatologists.  Reduced sensitivity could be due to infection, diabetes, neuropathies, CNS problems, liver disease, etc.  A urologist or neurologist can help with these.


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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