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Smegma (Overview)

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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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. ...Read more

Smegma (Overview)

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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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can I clean smegma under hood (females?

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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. .. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I'm an uncircumcised male, lately I've been dealing with a lot of smegma production, what is the best way to take care of it? How do I properly clean?

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I'm an uncircumcised male, lately I've been dealing with a lot of smegma production, what is the best way to take care of it? How do I properly clean?

Here are some...: Of no choice, all men have to adjust the frequency of their personal care to their individual need because the pace of smegma production widely varies among men; so does cleansing smegma. There is no drug that can suppress its production from natural keratin shedding, but circumcision will solve the hassle forever. More? See urologist for evaluation and counseling. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can I do about smegma stuck just behind glans?

What can I do about smegma stuck just behind glans?

Of course, clean it: Do you have tight & long foreskin to prevent cleansing? If foreskin is retractable, just cleanse it on a regular process; if non-retractable and bothering you, a timely circumcision is usually advised. To put all related things for good care together correctly, follow instructions in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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What to do if I have smegma and can't get rid of it?

Here are some. ..: If the foreskin is easy to retract, cleansing smegma should be an easy chore, but if tight and difficult to retract, doing that could be hard so circumcision would be advised for long-term topical care. ...Read more

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Hi there does smegma cause itching & will it clear up after having shower?

Hi there does smegma cause itching & will it clear up after having shower?

Smegma: Smegma does not cause itching usually. IT may if its infected. If you wash and clean daily then it should not be an issue. ...Read more

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What to do if my finger there hurts. How will I ever clean it if it has smegma?

What to do if my finger there hurts. How will I ever clean it if it has smegma?

Unclear in contents: The specifics and relevance of your concerns are not clear enough to deduce an answer to this Q. Smegma is the normal product of desquamation of foreskin which just accumulates there. All what to do is regular cleansing if retractable. If not and bothering to you, circumcision may be needed for long-term care. If I missed your points, please rewrite the Q with clear specifics & relevance... Best.. ...Read more

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Hi how quick does smegma build up under foreskin & can it effect your foreskin opening is it safe to shower once a week in men?

Hi how quick does smegma build up under foreskin & can it effect your foreskin opening is it safe to shower once a week in men?

Here are some...: No definitive answer could be given since the smegma production is related with the pace of desquamation which widely vary among men, along age, with individual health, etc. In general, pulling back to wash and dry once every 2-4 days should be enough. But if not well as usually expected or in doubt, see evaluation and counseling for more suitable individual need. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more