A 21-year-old male asked:
have had crusty bits deep in head under foreskin of penis for about 5 mo. was grayish-white when first noticed in april, but is now white. painless, virgin, & 20y/o. going to try & see doc asap. saw it was a skin cancer symptom online & im worried.
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Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
More likely benign: The foreskin can trap a simple skin secretion called smegma. This is a normal material similar to the earwax that can accumulate there. It is less a problem if/when a male retracts the foreskin completely to wash it off on a regular basis. It is fine that you have this checked out, but I wouldn't stress so much before you do.
Answered on Aug 20, 2019
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