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I hav several small ulcers on the bottom of foreskin of my penis,it itches from time to time,I have burning micturition,what can b the cause?treatment

I hav several small ulcers on the bottom of foreskin of my penis,it itches from time to time,I have burning micturition,what can b the cause?treatment

See an MD: Your symptoms sound very suspicious for a sexually transmitted infection, go see your doctor for an exam and a few blood and urine tests. Do not ignore this and hope it goes away, and once you find out the diagnosis, please inform your partner(s). ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Hi doc..i feel like a small ulcer is underneath my penis foreskin..whenever my penis is brusing against cloth its causing discomfort..

Hi doc..i feel like a small ulcer is underneath my penis foreskin..whenever my penis is brusing against cloth its causing discomfort..

Likely Herpes: In the developed world a small ulcer on the penis or foreskin is most likely due Herpes genitalis: HSV-1 or HSV-2. Other causes, on occasion, could be trauma to the area or a fixed drug eruption to medication. YOU SHOULD HAVE A SWAB OF THE ULCER SENT FOR HSV PCR ASSAY OR DIRECT FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TEST FOR HSV. You can also get a HSV 1&2 IgG Antibody test (But not IgM which is useless) ...Read more

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Does radiotherapy cause skin ulcerations and blistering?

Does radiotherapy cause skin ulcerations and blistering?

It can: Radiotherapy can cause skin redness, hair loss, and in some situations ulcerations and blistering. These skin changes only occur in the region of the body being treated, and they typically progress during the course of radiotherapy and gradually improve in the weeks after treatment. Depending on the location and type of treatment, these side effects may be unlikely or expected. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and it said findings terminal ileum two small areas of shallow ulceration not otherwise normal just wanted. To know what that?

I had a colonoscopy  and it said  findings  terminal ileum two small areas of shallow ulceration not otherwise normal  just wanted.  To know what that?

Possibly nothing: We sometimes see these. They may be nonspecific and related to preparation artifact. They may also be related to medications you may be taking such as nonsteroidal medications (ibuprofen, naproxen, advil). Inflammatory bowel disease is also a consideration but is less likely based on your description. Make sure to followup with your doctor who did the procedure. ...Read more

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Are there any preventive measures for livedo reticulariswith ulcerations?

Are there any preventive measures for livedo reticulariswith ulcerations?

No: The ulceration with associated livedo reticularis is generally the result of poor arterial circulation, and this implies that the blockage in the arteries are already present. Seek medical evaluation and treatment for this. Vasculitis can cause similar changes, and do the same for this. ...Read more

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Cartlidge ulceration of knee?

Cartlidge ulceration of knee?

Ulceration?: Cartilage is needed for normal joint motion. Without the cartilage you may develop pain and a limitation of range of motion of the affected joint. ...Read more

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What are aphthous ulcerations?

What are aphthous ulcerations?

Cause and treatment: Dr. Crabbe gave you an excellent answer. Although the cause is still unknown, we find they often occur with patients under stress where the area more easily ulcerates even with minimal irritation such as from a toothbrush, hard food, etc. There are numerous otc and prescription medications that speed the recovery slightly or alleviate the pain by forming a temporary covering. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ulceration?

What is the definition or description of: ulceration?

Ulceration: An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; skin, mouth, stomach, etc. ...Read more

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How likely is a stage 1b, no ulceration, clear slnb and margns to reccur?

How likely is a stage 1b, no ulceration, clear slnb and margns to reccur?

What?: If you tell us what type of lesion it is to which you are referring it might be possible to answer the question. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


Foreskin (Definition)

Or prepuce is skin which covers the penile glans. It is ...Read more