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14 Jan

Black spots in urethra
I have noticed recently that I have 2 small black spots just on the inside of my urethra. I can see them when I separate the opening of my penis. No itches, stink, fluids etc. the spots are just there.
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14 Jan 2021

Dear Charles, there is a possibility tht you may, what is called, penile melanosis. Even though this is a "big" name, penile melanosis refers to dark spots (usually brown to black) which appear on the head of the penis. Someone with this condition may have a single, or many, spots. It is not known why some may develop this conditions while most do not. Penile melanosis is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI), neither is it infectious. There is a possibility that penile melanosis may appear within the urethral opening. However, it is suggested that you visit your treating physician to have the diagnosis confirmed. (MCH).
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
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