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Dr. Vance Harris Dr. Harris
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Does everyone have smegma?

Does everyone have smegma?

Yes: If you are a mammal then you have it. This is a combination of dead cells that normally flake off the skin and oil from our glands. It is completely normal.

Smegma (Definition)

Whitish material that collects under the foreskin in males & between labia & under clitoral hood in females. Primarily compresses dead, sloughed skin skin cells plus possible moisture from sweat, urine or gland secretion. Form into variable size pearl like collections in uncircumcised boys, which work their way out from under foreskin & part of physiologic mechanism of ...Read more


Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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What is smegma? How is it treated?

What is smegma? How is it treated?

Here is. ..: Smegma is the slowly accumulated debris of skin shedding-off from the foreskin & glans penis. So, it is normal life product and just requires timely cleansing. If bothered despite personal effort for local hygiene, seek urologist so to decide if circumcision be needed or not. How to put all related things together correctly? Follow info in articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html

Dr. James Krick Dr. Krick
Urology
32 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How can I deal with my smegma problem?

How can I deal with my smegma problem?

Smegma: Other then normal basic hygiene, achieved by pulling back the foreskin and removing this normal whitish build up, you may want to consider an adult circumcision.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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How can I clean smegma under hood (females?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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How can I clean smegma under hood (females?

Here are some. ..: Clean this area with gentle flushing and manual rubbing just like what you have done for any deep skin folds such as the umbilicus, beneath breasts, groins, etc. Generally, there is no need for excessive / obsessive physical or chemical stimulation. Best wish. ..

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: smegma?

What is the definition or description of: smegma?

Penile dandruff: Whitish material that collects under the foreskin in males & between labia & under clitoral hood in females. Primarily compresses dead, sloughed skin skin cells plus possible moisture from sweat, urine or gland secretion. Form into variable size pearl like collections in uncircumcised boys, which work their way out from under foreskin & part of physiologic mechanism of lysis of foreskin adhesions.

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Dr. John Hanna Dr. Hanna
Family Medicine
31 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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What are the risk factors from accumulated smegma?

What are the risk factors from accumulated smegma?

Infection: Infection of the edge of the glans, ususally fungual and then bacterial. Overtime contraction of the foreskin where you can no longer adequately clean the glans resulting in the need for another surgery.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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I'm a female. Is there anything I should do about my smegma?

I'm a female. Is there anything I should do about my smegma?

Just cleanse & dry..: Since smegma is the end products of shedded debris of squamous cells between clitoris and its hood like that in male's glans penis and foreskin. Usually, just gently clean and dry there on regular basis. There is no drug to stop its formation, which comes with widely varying pace among individuals.

Dr. Simon Kimm Dr. Kimm
Urology
12 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is smegma dangerous, I usually take a shower every 3 days. So I accumulate some smegma during non showering.?

Is smegma dangerous, I usually take a shower every 3 days. So I accumulate some smegma during non showering.?

No.: Smegma is not dangerous, but poor penile hygiene does increase your risk of foreskin problems such as phimosis and paraphimosis, and also increasing your risk for the very rare squamous cell carcinoma of the penis, a type of cancer.

Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez Dr. Rodriguez
Urology
5 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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'what''s the best treatment for smegma? '

'what''s the best treatment for smegma? '

Smegma: Smegma is produced by glands under your foreskin. Good hygiene will keep it to a minimum.

Dr. Richard Boxer Dr. Boxer
Urology
44 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Is circumcision necessary if u have smegma? Help?

Circumcision: Smegma is normal secretions by the glands around the head of the penis, called tyson's glands. Circumcision may be used for keeping the penis clean.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is HIV virus in smegma?

Is HIV virus in smegma?

HIV: Hiv is present in nearly all bodily fluids, but am not sure whether smegma has been specifically tested. There is no reason why it should not be present.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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How to clean dry smegma under foreskin?

How to clean dry smegma under foreskin?

Soap and water: After u retract the foreskin. See a urologist if your foreskin is tight, in which case u miht benefit from a circumcision.

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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How can I clean smegma for uncircumcised?

How can I clean smegma for uncircumcised?

Here is...: Gently flush and wipe smegma off the glans and foreskin if foreskin is retractable; of course, avoid overstimulation with chemical or physical means. If not, circumcision may be required. So, to clear the issue, go to see urologist timely. Best...

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What is the difference between discharge and smegma?

What is the difference between discharge and smegma?

Penis Issues: Smegma is the collection of cells, oil and dirt that collects under the foreskin of an uncircumcised penis. Discharge is a pustular drainage caused by an infection with either gonorrhea or chlamydia.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Help please? I've got a large yellowish smegma buildup?

Help please? I've got a large yellowish smegma buildup?

Here are some. ..: Smegma hurts no one, but may pose a issue of personal hygiene, which may be improved by pulling foreskin back to rinse and dry. If personal difficulty in doing so arises, see urologist for timely evaluation and counseling on how to handle it - including possible circumcision which can be done easily under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.

Dr. Paul Turek Dr. Turek
Urology
30 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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What do I do to remove hard smegma without any surgery?

What do I do to remove hard smegma without any surgery?

Clean regularly: Not sure where the hard stuff is lodged but regular cleaning with soap and water on a fully exposed penis should do it.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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What to do if I have severe amounts of smegma (uncircumcised)?

Wash & remove smegma: Smegma production varies from man to man. Only becomes a problem if foreskin can not easily be retracted making cleaning penile glans & removal of smegma difficult. Best consult urologist if your foreskin is tight.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What is the proper way to clean smegma. I am an uncircumcised male.?

What is the proper way to clean smegma. I am an uncircumcised male.?

Soap and water: I trust that your foreskin is easily retractable, if yes, wash your glans penis with soap and water, as you wash the rest of your body. If the foreskin is not fully retractable, you should consult a doctor to address the issue, phimosis.

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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Hi there can u tell me If its safe to shower once a week if u have smegma & does it cause burning?

Hi there can u tell me If its safe to shower once a week if u have smegma & does it cause burning?

Why once a wk only: Why not every day, you have to maintain better hygiene If your belanitis is recent check your blood sugar levels, to make sure you did not become a diabetic.

Dr. Simon Kimm Dr. Kimm
Urology
12 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I have a small amount of smegma under my foreskin, it's not bothering me so is it ok to keep. I see no need in retracting and washing. Isn't it good?

I have a small amount of smegma under my foreskin, it's not bothering me so is it ok to keep. I see no need in retracting and washing. Isn't it good?

No.: Proper foreskin hygiene will ensure you won't have foreskin problems later on, such as phimosis. Buildup of smegma can lead to inflammation and fibrosis of the foreskin. Make sure with each bath/shower, you pull the foreskin all the way back, cleanse thoroughly, fully dry the foreskin, then reduce the foreskin back over the glans.