A 20-year-old male asked:
What is this thin gray layer on the glans of my penis? i am uncircumcised and just pulled back my foreskin all the way past the head. i am 17. any help will be great?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfieldanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
The material that naturally collects under the foreskin is called smegma. It is entirely normal. Uncircumcised men should retract the foreskin whenever they shower or bathe (at least 2-3 times a week) and wash with soap and water. This will prevent accumulation of too much smegma and also help prevent inflammation or infection under the foreskin (balanitis). Good luck.
Answered Aug 31, 2022
Dr. Birendra Tandananswered
Urology 36 years experience
Could be an accumulation of a secretion called smegma. Gently wash it away with soap and water and do that daily.
Reviewed Sep 02, 2022
Last updated Sep 2, 2022
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