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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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Or prepuce is skin which covers the penile glans. It is ...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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My urine is colorless, Do I need to worry about having diabetes?

My urine is colorless, Do I need to worry about having diabetes?

Depends: If you are drinking plenty of water, without being thirsty, it may be normal. If you have thirst, and weight loss, do see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have 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

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I have a small cut on my foreskin, should I put neosporin on it, and how long will it take to heal?

I have a small cut on my foreskin, should I put neosporin on it, and how long will it take to heal?

Good idea: Neosporin unless allergic to it will help the cut Eac peson is different but it should heal within a week If it gets worse follow up with provider ...Read more

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Am a 43 old uncircumsize male I have cuts on my foreskin how I treat it slice cuts on foreskin?

Foreskin too tight?: You can develop small splits in a tight foreskin from intercourse or masturbation. Might respond to prescription strength steroid cream. However you may well require circumcision if the prepucial opening is scarred. ...Read more

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14 yrs, I can easily pull my foreskin to the base of the head but I can't pull it anywhere down the shaft, will this affect sex, should I worry?

14 yrs, I can easily pull my foreskin to the base of the head but I can't pull it anywhere down the shaft, will this affect sex, should I worry?

14 years old?: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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My 38 yr old husband has had small cuts around his foreskin. When it looks like its healing when he pulls back the cuts reopen. What could causing this?

My 38 yr old husband has had small cuts around his foreskin. When it looks like its healing when he pulls back the cuts reopen. What could causing this?

Phimosis: Your husband probably needs to be circumcised. Those "cuts" will eventually be replaced by scar tissue and he won't be able to retract the foreskin. Tight foreskin is phimosis and unfortunately some uncircumcised men develop secondary phimosis, which is your husband's problem. ...Read more

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What happens when I cut my penis foreskin?

Please don't cut: Your penis foreskin. If you believe there is a medical issue which necessitates it being cut then please a urologist. If you desire to cut yourself more for emotional reasons, then please seek the assistance of psychiatrist or a psychologist. ...Read more

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Could it hurt to get my foreskin cut off?

Could it hurt to get my foreskin cut off?

Yes if no anesthetic: Circumcision on an adult is usually performed under general anesthia or occasionally under local anesthesia. Either way is painless fruring operation. Local anesthetic injected into base of penis during operation helps for few hours after operation. Post-op pain intensity variable, worse when u have erection. Percocet works well for pain. Ativan (lorazepam) helps reduce erections. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do scratches and cuts heal in diabetes?

How do scratches and cuts heal in diabetes?

Wound healing: Healing of even minor injuries is a complex process involving clotting factors, white cells, vitamin c, presence or absence of infectious agents, and general metabolism including blood sugar levels. Optimal healing involves optimazation of the elements noted above. White cells fail to function optimally at blood sugars over 140 mg/dl and may allow infections and poor wound healing to occur. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have small little cuts on the inside of my foreskin.?

What should I do if I have small little cuts on the inside of my foreskin.?

Here are some. ..: Why and how was the inside of foreskin cut? If cracked by forcefully retracting long tight foreskin for cleansing, circumcision is needed for long-term care. If from "mishandling" in sexual acts, stop its mishandling and avoid repeating; More concerned? Seek pro-evaluation + counseling so to define real cause for reasonable Rx/ care timely. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Foreskin is dry and has cuts, don't know what to do, should I be concerned?

Here are some...: What you described oftentimes is related to long tight foreskin; if so, circumcision is the choice of long-term care. Of course, it is hard to say what it may be. However it is not that hard to have good care done correctly by following instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. So, be checked timely... ...Read more

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About 2wks ago I noticed that I was getting small cuts on my foreskin when I pulled it back. The cuts seem worse now.?

About 2wks ago I noticed that I was getting small cuts on my foreskin when I pulled it back. The cuts seem worse now.?

Balanitis?: It sounds like you have balanitis, the medical term for inflammation of the head of the penis and the foreskin, especially if in addition to "cuts" there is redness, whitish patches, or odor. It might be "nonspecific"; or possibly a yeast or bacterial infection. See a doctor. Once healed, prevention is usually just normal hygiene, i.e. retract foreskin and wash once or twice daily. ...Read more

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When a person has diabetes to what extent is diet important? Does a person who have diabetes need to cut out on soft drinks?

When a person has diabetes to what extent is diet important? Does a person who have diabetes need to cut out on soft drinks?

Diet important in DM: Lifestyle modification (i.e. Diet and exercise) is of paramount importance in the treatment of Diabetes mellitus.
Diet assists with reduction in BMI and improved insulin resistance.
In certain instances, diet and exercise plans have been instrumental in reducing patients medication and even taking them off meds. ...Read more

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Does one random high glucose levels mean diabetes or should I not worry too much?

Does one random high glucose levels mean diabetes or should I not worry too much?

A glucose of: Above 200 drawn from a vein at any time and any situation usually indicates diabetes, or at least a reason to investigate further. Check w/your doctor and also diabetes. Org. ...Read more

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True that you don't have to worry about your blood sugar if you're diabetes-free?

True that you don't have to worry about your blood sugar if you're diabetes-free?

Sort of: Diabetes is a some what arbitrary level, glucose of126 mg/dl in fasting state. Between 100 and 126 mg/dl is pre-diabetic state and these people are at risk of becoming diabetic if they are not careful about their diet and exercise. Even in the normal range, the higher the blood sugar, the greater the damage to blood vessels. ...Read more

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My foreskin is tight should I get it cut? Will that even help or cause new problems?

My foreskin is tight should I get it cut? Will that even help or cause new problems?

Not definitely: There is a chance the tightening is due to a fungal infection or skin change that may be amenable to topical steroid and/or antifungal. Should get urological exam to identify treatment options best for your situation. (aka: phimosis, for more information see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/phimosis). ...Read more

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Uncircumcised 9 year old son with tiny cuts on the tip foreskin all around. What to do?

Uncircumcised 9 year old son with tiny cuts on the tip foreskin all around. What to do?

Foreskin cuts!: What causes the cuts? Make sure he wears loose cotton underwear, take him to his pediatrician for evaluation & referal to a pediatric surgeon for circumcision. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a cut in the tip of my penis foreskin and is swollen?

I have a cut in the tip of my penis foreskin and is swollen?

Probably a split: Doubt you actually have a "cut". Most likely a split in a somewhat tight foreskin (phimosis) and a result of retraction, either manually to urinate, with masturbation or sexual intercourse. Worth using some antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin, neomycin etc. Need to see dr. If swelling extends down penis which could signify cellulitis needing antibiotics. See urologist if you have phimosis. ...Read more

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What do the experts think, should my penis stop growing when I cut the foreskin?

Penile growth: Question - are you going to cut your foreskin yourself? - if yes, please don't. But, no this won't prevent penile growth if still in puberty. ...Read more

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Tight foreskin. I started getting cuts on it and they won't heal. What can I use to help it heal?

Tight foreskin. I started getting cuts on it and they won't heal. What can I use to help it heal?

Steroid/Antifungal: I would be happy to help. It sounds like you would benefit from a combination steroid and anti-fungal cream. Through the virtual consult I should be able to prescribe some for you. ...Read more

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Can I cut Metformin HCL 500mg tablets in half if the dose is too high for me and it isn't used for diabetes?

Can I cut Metformin HCL 500mg tablets in half if the dose is too high for me and it isn't used for diabetes?

Best ask prescriber: Metformin pills can be split in half. Whether or not it should be done so in a specific case needs to be decided upon based on the outcome of a discussion between the person who is prescribed the medication and the person prescribing the medication. ...Read more

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Anion gap 20, glucose101. Not diagnosed with diabetes? Is that what this usually is, could it be something else, and do I need to worry?

Anion gap 20, glucose101. Not diagnosed with diabetes? Is that what this usually is, could it be something else, and do I need to worry?

High anion gap: A high anion gap (ag) can be caused by: milk-alkali syndrome
uremia
diabetic ketoacidosis
propylene glycol
Isoniazid intoxication
lactic acidosis
ethanol ethylene glycol
rhabdomyalysis and Aspirin intoxication. Your glucose of 101 is not elevated. It is always best to speak to the doctor (d) who ordered the glucose and ag to see what they mean in your case. ...Read more

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When the penis enlarges, is it normal for the foreskin to retract? I have never had this until the last couple of years and has been such a worry

Normal.: Boys usually are born with a non-retractile foreskin. The foreskin gradually becomes retractable over a variable period of time ranging from birth to 18 years or more. There is no “right” age for the foreskin to become retractable, and in some men, it never does. Either way, nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Hello I am getting small cuts or tears or rips like paper cuts on my foreskin how do I fix it & prevent it from happening any more it's above face me.

Hello I am getting small cuts or tears or rips like paper cuts on my foreskin how do I fix it & prevent it from happening any more it's above face me.

Foreskin: Tears of the foreskin usually occur if the foreskin is tight over the head of the penis, tear from intercourse, infection. Diabetic patients can be prone to this problem. Usually antibiotic and steroids can help temporarily but the solution is usually a circumcision. ...Read more

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