The tip of your penis may turn a deep red or purplish colour before or during sex or while you masturbate, which is caused by the increased blood flow to your penis that helps you get and keep an erection. Bruising happens when an injury causes tiny blood vessels under your skin to leak. That can make your skin turn purple, blue, green, or even black. Catching your penis in your zipper, getting hit or bumping into something, or just having rough sex are all common causes, says Dr. You might be more susceptible if you take blood-thinning medication, which can cause bruising to happen more easily. The good news?
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Purple penis: Why the penis changes color and what to do
The tip or head of the penis is known as the glans penis. Sometimes the glans can be inflamed or infected. This condition is called balanitis. Balanitis may be caused by bacteria, fungus, or yeast. It may also be caused by chemicals or medicines. Cleaning the penis too much or too little can also cause balanitis. Babies can develop balanitis when they have diaper rash.
Any change in the appearance of your penis can be cause for concern. Is it a skin condition? An infection or complication? A circulation problem? A purple penis can mean any of these things.
If you're struggling to find what you need, call our Support line on 7 days a week, 8am-8pm. Penis cancer is uncommon. It usually affects men aged over The most common type is squamous cell cancer.