Penile melanosis is usually a benign or harmless condition. This change in color is known as hyperpigmentationand it occurs when melanin brown pigment forms deposits in the surface layer of skin. Penile melanosis is also known as penile lentiginosis.
One mystery which may have had you stumped is why are your genitals and nipples darker than the rest of your skin? Well, not really. The reason some parts of your body are darker is all down to changes it goes through during puberty.
By Lisa Ryan For Dailymail. Have you ever wondered why your genitals are darker than the rest of your body? Regardless of race, a person's penis and nipples, areolas and labia are naturally a shade or two deeper in color than their skin.
Expectedly, and being something that had to do with sex, some other persons present added their voice to it, each providing their own reasons, which range from laughable to ridiculous. Regardless of nationality and skin colour, it has been observed that human genitals; the male sexual organ, female sexual organ, nipples and the areola, which is the circular area surrounding the nipple, are darker in colour than other parts of the skin. Even though the different colouration does not symbolise danger, a consultant gynaecologist, Dr. Olanrewaju Ekujumi, tracec it to hormones, but noted that friction also plays a role in the darkening of those body parts.
During sexual arousal, the penis can take on a reddish, almost purple color because of the increased blood flow to its blood vessels and glands. But there are other potentially serious reasons why your penis might turn a different color. The causes of penile discoloration can range from a zipper-inflicted bruise to penile cancer, a rare condition that represents less than 1 percent of cancers in U.
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My penis and testicles have been much darker in colour than the rest of my body for quite a number of years. Could I be infected with Pityrosporon orbiculare? Should I get an anti-fungal cream?
Should I be concerned, and what should I do different? I'm It is very common for the skin on the penis and the scrotum to be darker than the surrounding skin or the skin on the rest of the body.