Is It Normal To Have Birthmarks On Your Penis?

Published: December 02, 2013
Dear Is It Normal To Have Birthmarks On Your Penis?,

Is it normal to have birthmarks on penis head?


Dear Is It Normal To Have Birthmarks On Your Penis?,

It is possible to have a birthmark anywhere on the body, including the genital area. Most birthmarks are harmless, but some people may seek out treatment for cosmetic reasons or because the birthmark is growing so quickly. Sometimes birthmarks are a sign of an underlying disease – for example, certain types can increase your risk of skin cancer.

Your birthmark is probably nothing to worry about, but if you are concerned it is best to have your doctor look at it to determine what kind of birth mark it is and if there are any potential problems with it. And definitely if the birthmark ever bleeds, hurts, itches, or becomes infected, speak to your doctor about it. You could meet with your primary care physician, an adolescent medicine specialist, or a dermatologist.  

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

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