San Jose, CA
A 16-year-old member asked:

I am uncircumsised and when i pull my foreskin back it looks likw the head of my penis is red and peeling? what could this be?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 41 years experience
Penis issue: Being uncircumcised causes a build up of smegma. When you pull the foreskin back to expose the head what you are seeing is the dried and half dried smegma that makes it look like the head is peeling. If you wash this area frequently then you will decrease smegma buildup.
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Last updated Dec 12, 2018

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