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.
Purple penis: Why the penis changes color and what to do
I've recently noticed dark purple veins becoming more and more visible on my penis and am wondering what that's about? Cosmetically they really bother me and I'm curious to see if there's anything I can do about them. I've attached a picture. Hi Its just something that happens as we get older, just live with it as I doubt any partner will notice, and once its inside them who cares.
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. In some cases, a change in penis color is a sign of a sexually transmitted disease STD or a noncontagious, harmless skin condition.