White marks on glans. What is it and how do I treat it?

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It began as a single tiny white spot, but seemingly overnight it spread across part of one side of the glans and it hasn't changed since. These marks are white, thicker than the surrounding skin and are quite insensitive. They only cover a small section of my glans, but I'm worried about the possibility of permanently losing sensitivity.

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    That sounds unusual, but it's difficult to say if you need to see a doctor or not without seeing a pic.  If you want to add a pic, this should help you add images:

    https://patient.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/402861-how-do-i-add-an-image-to-my-post

    You'll probably need to use a PC or laptop rather than a phone or tablet.

    If you don't want to post a pic, that's fine, but then I'd see a doctor.  You could either see your GP, or if you're in the UK, you could go to a genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic - google "GUM clinic near me" for details.

    If you do see a doctor, then if you could update this thread and tell us what the doctors say, it would be appreciated.  Good luck.

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      That looks unusual.  Lichen sclerosus (aka balanitis xerotica obliterans or BXO) is a possibility, but it could be something else altogether.  It's probably nothing serious, but I'd see a doctor.  You could either see your GP, or if you're in the UK, you could go to a genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic - google "GUM clinic near me" for details.

      If you could update this thread and tell us what the doctors say, it would be appreciated.  It's possible that the first doctor you see may prescribe a steroid cream, then refer you to a urologist or dermatologist if it doesn't clear up.

      Are you diabetic, or taking any antibiotics btw?

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      Thanks for the response. I'll be at the doctors about it in a few days and I'll come back here (if I remember) to update. I'm not diabetic or on antibiotics.

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    Hey Mark,

    Do you already know what it is?

    I have exactly the same - same place - same white spot.

    Regards

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