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Is there greater risk of getting trichomoniasis from uncircumsized penis?

Is there greater risk of getting trichomoniasis from uncircumsized penis?

Not that I know: Hygiene can be a problem in the uncircumcised male who does not regularly retract the foreskin and clean themselves- this may predispose to more potential for local infection and transmission theoretically. Interesting research has found that the risk of a man getting HIV is higher in the uncircumcised male due to special cells in the foreskin which allow easier entry of the virus. ...Read more

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Am I more likely to get trichomoniasis from uncircumsized penis?

Am I more likely to get trichomoniasis from uncircumsized penis?

Possibly: Trichomonads can live in the sulcus of the penis in the uncircumcised male. This may lead to increased symptoms and passing it on to a partner more easily. It is harder to survive in the circumcised male. They can live in the tip of the penis in both "cut" and "uncut" males. If you are referring to catching it from a female, the same applies. Be safe, use condoms and good hygiene. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a rash on my penis. It started a week ago after unprotected sex. I am uncircumsized and 19 years old. I talked to my partner and she said she was clean. 2 days after sex I started to get a tingling sensation. When I looked the next

I have what seems to be a rash on my penis. It started a week ago after unprotected sex. I am uncircumsized and 19 years old. I talked to my partner and she said she was clean. 2 days after sex I started to get a tingling sensation. When I looked the next

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Schedule an exam. Consider a healthtap virtual visit with an image of the rash if your comfortable ...Read more

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If a baby is uncircumsized should the foreskin slide back so that you can clean the end of his penis?

If a baby is uncircumsized should the foreskin slide back so that you can clean the end of his penis?

Not immediately: Foreskin does not usually naturally begin retracting until children are 2-3 years old. Parents should gently stretch the foreskin daily with normal bathing in order to facilitate the process. Forcible retraction is not recommended. If the child is having ballooning of the foreskin with urination, utis, or foreskin infections, see a md who can prescribe a steroid cream. ...Read more

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Why is there blood coming out of two year old's uncircumsized penis?

Why is there blood coming out of two year old's uncircumsized penis?

See doc now: Most common causes include infection or trauma. Needs to have urine checked and exam by doctor now. ...Read more