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Small red dot on penis-what would this be?

I have a very small red spot on my penis. It’s dark red in color, it looks almost black or brown from far away. It’s like in the middle of the shaft. There’s no pain at all. I believe that it’s been there for at least 6 months, but possibly way longer than that. I don’t believe that it is raised, but it’s so small that it’s hard to tell. It’s smaller than a freckle. Does anyone know what this would be?
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Could it be a freckle? A normal skin variation?

If it's smaller than a freckle, it's not likely to be HPV, which would be the only possibility for an STD.

It could also be something called angiokeratoma of Fordyce.


There are a lot of possibilities, but the only way you'll know is to get it checked. It's worrying you, so it's worth your time and money to get it looked at. Let us know what happens.
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It is smaller than a freckle. It’s hard to describe the size, but it’s something like a grain of sand. It’s super tiny. To me it’s most likely a freckle or mole. It may have been there my whole life and I could just now be seeing it.
That's what I was going ask next - how did you notice it? Were you looking for a particular reason?

It might be interesting to show your doctor the next time you're there but I don't think you need to run out and see your doc with everything else that's happening unless it suddenly changes in size, becomes painful, the color changes, etc.
I just randomly saw it one day while washing in the shower. I had to look really hard to even see it at all.
Yeah, I don't think it's anything to worry about then. I think that unless it grows or changes, you don't need to get it checked now unless you need to see a doctor for something else.

If you do get it checked, let us know what it is.
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