A 48-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what are the risk factors from accumulated smegma?

1 doctor answer
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Infection of the edge of the glans, ususally fungual and then bacterial. Overtime contraction of the foreskin where you can no longer adequately clean the glans resulting in the need for another surgery.
Answered on Jul 22, 2014
4
4 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
No.: Smegma is not dangerous, but poor penile hygiene does increase your risk of foreskin problems such as phimosis and paraphimosis, and also increasing y ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Here are some ...: Smegma hurts no one, but may pose a issue of personal hygiene, which may be improved by pulling foreskin back to rinse and dry. If personal difficulty ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Circumcision: Definitely, but you still have to maintain good hygiene.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Here are some...: No definitive answer could be given since the smegma production is related with the pace of desquamation which widely vary among men, along age, with ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month