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Reasons why men may have purple spot on their penis

Changes in the genitals are usually shocking, particularly when you are unsure what caused the change. When it comes to noticing that the male organ has another colour such as noticing a purple spot on it, you may be worried that it is caused by a medical condition. However, there are a couple of common causes that should be considered.

According to Healthline, the reasons for the purple spot on the male organ are:

1. Sexually transmitted infection (STI)

Red or purple sores can appear on the male organ due to some STIs. For instance, genital sores are often one of the earliest signs of primary syphilis and genital herpes.

With either condition, you may also experience pain, itching, burning, painful urination, fever, and fatigue.

If you think you have been exposed to an STI, see your doctor. Herpes, syphilis, and other STIs can usually be treated and managed, though there may be lasting health issues.

2. Blood spot

Blood spots can appear purple or red, and they are mostly raised against the surface of your skin. Unlike a bruise or hematoma, blood spots aren’t brought on by trauma. Blood spots are often an indication of a more serious condition.

The sudden show up of a blood spot may be an indication of blood vessel inflammation, nutritional deficiencies, a reaction to some kind of medications, and a bleeding or clotting problem.

Seek medical care so your doctor can diagnose a possible underlying condition.

3. Bruise

Bruises develop when the tiny blood vessels beneath the skin’s surface break and leak blood. They’re mostly the outcome of small, known injuries. For instance, a zipper mishap, rough intercourse, or self-gratification can lead to bruising.

The bruise may be tender to the touch at first. If the effect was more chronic, it may go through shades of deep purple to red as it heals. Bruising that is caused by high-impact injuries, such as from sports or other significant trauma needs immediate medical care.

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