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Doctor insights on: Recurring Foreskin Symptoms

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What usually causes chronic/ recurring vaginal yeast infections?

What usually causes chronic/ recurring vaginal yeast infections?

Multiple: Chronic, recurrent vaginal yeast infections may indicate overuse of antibiotics, perhaps an immune deficiency or can be seen in persons with an HIV infection; may indicate a pre-diabetic or presence of active diabetes, can occur in dark, moist areas or can indicate inadequate treatment of a previous/current infection. ...Read more

Foreskin (Definition)

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


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Can asthma symptoms resolve on its own?

Can asthma symptoms resolve on its own?

asthma resolution: Yes sometimes asthma symptoms resolve on there own for various different reasons. ...Read more

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Oral sex ngu. swab 7wbc but doc not treat due to no discharge and atypical symptoms. symptom is slt irritaion inside urethra sensitive glans. ngu?

Oral sex ngu. swab 7wbc but doc not treat due to no discharge and atypical symptoms. symptom is slt irritaion inside urethra sensitive glans. ngu?

NGU or not??: Tests are not perfect. NGU is usually medical shorthand for a chlamydia infection. Your GP thinks you don't have one. If sx persist get reevaluated and make sure your partner is treated at same time or else you will "ping pong" it back and forth. ...Read more

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Recurrent Balanitis. Tried Clotrimazole and Miconazole. Symptoms persist and recur. Been 7 months now. Please advise.

Recurrent Balanitis. Tried Clotrimazole and Miconazole. Symptoms persist and recur. Been 7 months now. Please advise.

Maybe not yeast: Clotrimazole and miconazole treat yeast infections, but yeast doesn't cause all balanitis. You might have a bacterial infection or just a problem of moisture and hygiene. If all else fails, sometimes circumcision is required to prevent recurrent balanitis, especially if you also have phimosis (restriction that prevents foreskin retraction). See your doctor. ...Read more

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M, 41 y/o. During stress recurring pain in abdomen/back/urinary tract, sometimes cold symptoms. Ibuprofen helps, goes away on own. Prostatitis?

M, 41 y/o.  During stress recurring pain in abdomen/back/urinary tract, sometimes cold symptoms.  Ibuprofen helps, goes away on own.  Prostatitis?

Prostatitis is : A. Possibility, but there are others aaas well. Please see a urologist to clinch the diagnosis and to treat the underlying condition appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes recurring sorethroat after antibiotics?

See below: Mostly likely viral infections or allergies but sometimes people can be carriers or strep in very low quantities. These people can be checked for strep with a throat culture when they have no symptoms and if the result is positive, treat with another class of antibiotic that covers the entire bacterial load in the throat. This will cover the strep. ...Read more

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Can the fungal organism responsible for balanitis further cause epididymitis and/or prostatitis especially if its affecting urethra?

Can the fungal organism responsible for balanitis further cause epididymitis and/or prostatitis especially if its affecting urethra?

Balanitis is surface: I suspect this fungal infection, candida, would not cause the conditions you mention. Balanitis is a superficial infection; the other conditions are internal and caused by a bacteria. ...Read more

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Suddenly: canker sores,recurrent cold sores, yeast infections w/ any sexual contact,blepharitis & had vaginal streptococcus. Underlying immune issue?

Suddenly: canker sores,recurrent cold sores, yeast infections w/ any sexual contact,blepharitis &  had vaginal streptococcus. Underlying immune issue?

Yes: A family doc or infectious disease doctor could run a panel of tests to check it. I am not sure medical science is advanced enough to do anything about it. IVIG infusions are sometimes effective in patients with low globulins, but is terribly expensive, not covered by most insurance AND exposes you to the mercies of possible unknown blood born pathogens. Worth getting it checked if getting worse. ...Read more

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Explain cause of dormant e-coli and recurring infections. I have recurrent kidney stones as well. ?

Explain cause of dormant e-coli and recurring infections.  I have recurrent kidney stones as well.  ?

Impossible to tell: I think that you should obtain advice from your treating clinician on this matter. It's difficult to discern the root cause of your problems without more info. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could recurring yeast infection go away by itself?

Unlikely unless you: Discover & remove the cause of the recurrent infections. If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. ...Read more

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Are sore bumps a symptom of phimosis/balanitis?

Are sore bumps a symptom of phimosis/balanitis?

Phimosis & balanitis: Phimosis means a tight foreskin, i.e. either difficult or impossible to retract. Balanitis is inflammation of head of penis, usually under a tight foreskin. Bumps under foreskin can be collections of smegma (collections of dead surface skin) due to inability to retract foreskin for adequate hygiene. Best to consult urologist, as circumcision may be necessary. ...Read more

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Recurring glandular fever is what sort of problem?

Recurring glandular fever is what sort of problem?

Not sure: The term is not a medical one, but either a lay term or a description of an illness. It may not necessarily refer to infection, because an illness like sarcoidosis may produce recurring glandular fever. Need more info. ...Read more

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16 yr male,uncircumcised, frequent Urination,pos-void dribbling. Urinelaysis neg,doctor no concern, symptoms come and go for weeks. ?

16 yr male,uncircumcised,  frequent Urination,pos-void dribbling. Urinelaysis neg,doctor no concern,  symptoms come and go for weeks. ?

Uroloogist: This can be a forskin issue: infection or inflammation as well as possible urethritis or irritable bladder syndrome Please consult with a urologist. ...Read more

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Between what age should foreskin be retractable?

Between what age should foreskin be retractable?

Foreskin: 4% of newborns had a fully retractable prepuce, in boys of six months of age, four out of five or 80% still had non-retractable prepuces. By 1 year of age, 50% still had non-retractable prepuces. By two years about 20% and by 3 years about 10% of boys still had a non-retractable prepuce. ...Read more

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What might cause recurring infections?

Low immunity: It is important to bring this to your doctor's attention so it can be determined it you are having a problem with immunity. Examples- diabetes, hiv, cancer, or other illnesses. ...Read more

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Vagina odor / urinary urgency are usually symptoms of what?

Vagina odor / urinary urgency are usually symptoms of what?

Vaginitis: A vaginal odor is usually caused by certain organisms causing a vaginal infection. Not all infections will produce an odor. Bacterial vaginitis and sometimes trichomonas are the more likely culprits. A left over tampon can also cause an odor. Although urine frequency may mean a bladder infection, vaginitis can also create urethral irritation which will elicit urine frequency. Only testing can tell. ...Read more