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Spot on penis
Spot on penis  

Red spot on penis
Red spot on penis  
I have a red spot on the top center of my penis
Head. It scales skin an sheds leaving behind what
Looks like a scar. pink shiny skin. then it starts
to scale sgain. It is about  one
Eighth of an inch in diameter . No itching, and no
Pain. No other symptoms other than described.
Although I should mention this is the second time
It has appeared. Eight months ago it appeared
And I called my family doctor. He prescribed a
Topical cream. The spot did go away after about
Two months. Now it's back in the exact same place
And in the same manner.

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Larry:

It would be helpful to know what was originally prescribed.  It's impossible to make an accurate diagnosis of a skin lesion from just a picture and we are not allowed to even if we could on this website which is intended for general questions only.  If your family physician is unsure of the diagnosis or treatment, a dermatologist would be the expert to consult.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

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

Experience

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.

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

Publications
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.

Education/Credentials
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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