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Are cuts on foreskin something to worry about in diabetes?

Are cuts on foreskin something to worry about in diabetes?

Cuts on foreskin: If your diabetes is not controlled, it's possible for these cuts on your foreskin to get infected. Infection of penis, or balanitis, is fairly common in uncontrolled diabetes. Keep the area clean and keep your sugar under control. If you have pain or irritation associated with cuts, you may want to see a doctor. In the meantime, you can try topical antifungal like Clotrimazole +/- hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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I am an uncircumsized male and I have problems with my foreskin wanting to be dry could it be from diabetes?

I am an uncircumsized male and I have problems with my foreskin wanting to be dry could it be from diabetes?

Keep it dry: Retracting the foreskin before urinating and during bathing might help as long as the area is dried off well. Chronic moisture exposure can leave the area irritated, leading to the symptoms you have. ...Read more

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Red cut like mark formed when foreskin is pulled fully back, below tip of penis. It doesn't hurt, isn't bumpy, doesn't itch. Is it something to worry?

Red cut like mark formed when foreskin is pulled fully back, below tip of penis. It doesn't hurt, isn't bumpy, doesn't itch. Is it something to worry?

Probably normal: This could have been caused by adhesions if you have not been pulling the foreskin regularly. A tear could have occurred. If it does not heal in a 2 weeks then have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Foreskin is dry and has cuts, what to do?

Avoid rubbing.: Usually a dry foreskin may be a result of an infection or too much activity/masturbation. Consider abstaining or using more lubricant for any vigorous activity. If it does not get better, then see a doctor for protective ointments. Always keep it clean. ...Read more

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What could be the underlying illness of cuts on my foreskin?

Balanitis?: It may be that your foreskin is just too tight; but it could also be balanitis, a skin condition affecting the head of the penis. This is not necessarily a sexually transmitted disease. It may be due to a fungal, bacterial, or yeast infection.Wash the area right after sexual activity with a mild soap and apply a moisturizing cream. If the problem persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does the foreskin gets cuts during sex?

Why does the foreskin gets cuts during sex?

Interesting: The foreskin is looser than the surrounding skin. If you do not use proper lubrication you may be causing enough friction to cut the skin, especially during very aggressive sex. ...Read more

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Help! I am an anorexic, do I have diabetes or is it nothing to worry about?

Help! I am an anorexic, do I have diabetes or is it nothing to worry about?

Anorexic: Anorexia nervosa by itself is a life-threatening illness and requires comprehensive treatment with a team of professionals: primary care physician, psychiatrist, psychologist/other psychotherapist(s), nutritionist, etc. With diabetes added, the risks are much worse. A person can have both illnesses at the same time, each requiring medical attention. Neither is "nothing to worry about"! ...Read more

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Do all middle eastern ethnic / religious groups get them foreskins cut off of their sons?

Do all middle eastern ethnic / religious groups get them foreskins cut off of their sons?

Almost all: Circumcision is routinely practiced by muslims and jews, but not necessarily by all people in the middle east. ...Read more

Foreskin (Definition)

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