To get an erection, nerves signal a man's body to store blood in the vessels inside the corpora cavernosa. As blood fills the chambers, the spongy tissue expands and the penis stiffens and gets longer. During ejaculation, semen which contains sperm cells and fluids flows through the urethra and out of the body through the meatus. After ejaculation, the blood flows back into the body, and the penis becomes soft again. Sometimes, growths can develop on the penis that are abnormal but are not cancers.
Found a suspicious spot on your todger and starting to freak out? Don't stress! Just like the rest of your body, it is perfectly normal to occasionally get spots on your penis. Our resident pharmacist Rita Ghelani explains what different types of penile spots mean, so you will know when to chill out and when to hotfoot it to the GP. From septic spots to itchy sores, finding a spot or three on your penis can be worrying, but now is not the time to freak out. Here are the most common penis spots. See if any of these sound familiar, and if you start to itch or become inflamed, head to your local sexual health clinic for a check-up.
Penile melanosis is usually a benign or harmless condition. This change in color is known as hyperpigmentation , and it occurs when melanin brown pigment forms deposits in the surface layer of skin. Penile melanosis is also known as penile lentiginosis. The spots or lesions of darker skin can form on the head or shaft of the penis.
Black spots on your scrotum are usually caused by a condition called angiokeratoma of Fordyce. These spots are made up of blood vessels that have expanded, or dilated, and become visible on the surface of your skin. Angiokeratoma of Fordyce can also appear on the shaft of your penis and around your inner thighs. Keep reading to learn why these spots appear, other symptoms you should watch out for, and what to expect from treatment. In many cases, the exact cause of angiokeratoma of Fordyce is unknown.