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It sort of depends: With an erect penis, there would be no difference in size, as the foreskin would be naturally retracted by the erection. With a flaccid penis, the uncircumcised penis would be a little bit longer than the circumcised one, as the foreskin would extend a bit beyond the head (glans) of the penis. Functionally, there would be no difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opposite is true: Male circumcision is a legitimate surgical procedure for removal of foreskin. Female circumcision is genital mutilation, includes amputation of clitoris ; banned in all civilized countries. Thus male circumcision is ok for religious, medical or even hygienic indications. Female circumcision is a crime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Contrary to your implied perception, shaving pubic hair is unhygienic. 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Who says they are?: There is no evidence that penises are larger if not circumcised. This organ varies widely in size, hence many social myths based on cultural belief systems. Circumcision has mixed benefits and risks, is no longer medically required but in some cases makes hygiene simpler, so parents request it. Some do the procedure because that is a religious or family tradition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: Thrush is referred to the lesion of yeast mucosal infection. Yeast infection in a long tight foreskin is common, especially in one with inadequate topical hygiene and poorly controlled diabetes; it yes, it involves almost the whole glans penis and foreskin, called balanoposthitis and it unlikely affects the opening (meatus) alone. More? Seek pro-evaluation timely. ...Read more
Erection troubles: Hi if you are having difficulty getting or maintaining an erection it may be easily determined what the cause is and now a days we have a lot of options to help so that you do not have to live with this problem. A good men's health expert is a place to start for the testing and treatments. Please do not be shy to ask for help. You are not too young to have this problem. ...Read more
Unlikely: Although it is a possibility, it is unlikely to get a candidal infection in the prostate. These infections are usually bacterial or aquired sexually (std). Men who are at increased risk for a possible candidal prostate infection are men who are immunocompromised such as having hiv. ...Read more
Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?
Assuming the high risk to female sexual partners of uncircumcised men should men not always wear a condom?
Here are some ...: There is no practical /clinical necessity for uncircumcised men to always wear condom for sex as long as keeping up good topical hygiene with no eruptions or rashes. But, still remember all GU-, GI-, and respiratory tract harbor their pertinent resistant bacteria to coexist with their hosts - our bodies. So, keep up healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession as foundation of healthcare.. ...Read more
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
Dear Dr. There is a difference between uncircumcised and circumcised male on ejaculation premature time?
I'm 18 male and uncircumcised. My urine flow points up at 45 degree angle. I don't have meatal senosis, as I've checked (exact same as other guys). ??
I am an uncircumcised adult. I saw that the CDC is recommending circumcision for all males, including adults. Should I consider having this done?
Here are some...: It's okay to leave the uncircumcised foreskin alone as long as being mentally and physically comfortable and having no difficulty to clean without long foreskin-related inflammation or infection. So ask urologist and consider the balance between medical necessity and professional possibility before embarking on doing something to our body. ...Read more
I am a 16 year old male boy I am uncircumcised my forskin is not tight but my frenulum is still attached is this normal I will be turning 17 soon ?
Hmmm....: Frenulums, whether on a lip, a tongue, or a penis, are supposed to stay attached from birth to death. If there has been some trauma or accident, a frenulum can tear (but a torn frenulum usually causes no disability nor problems). If there is a worry about the penis, one's pediatrician can examine it and offer some advice, either at the annual check-up or a separate visit. ...Read more
I believe my boyfriend may have bacteria vaginosis as well. Is it possible for an uncircumcised male to have bv? If so, how can he prevent this?
I was giver-asking for me. Is risk of HIV spread higher for the "giver" of unprotected oral sex to uncircumcised male than it is if he was circumcised?
Yesterday, I WAS GIVER of oral to UNCIRCUMCISED male, his HIV status unknown, he is IV drug user. was unprotected. Would you start PEP if you were me?
Pep vs Prep: If you cannot find out his HIV status and he ejaculated in your mouth, then PEP is a reasonable option. If you find out he is HIV+, the definitely. If you find that you are frequently in spontaneous sexual encounters with or without condoms, consider Prep with Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). Also, Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis are transmitted orally, so get tested soon. ...Read more
I am a 22 year old male I am uncircumcised... During intercourse I noticed my penis was bleeding...what wouldcause this?
Torn tissue: The mechanics of sex will stretch and twist tissue. Sometimes this will produce small tears in the frenum, or attachment of the foreskin.That should be visible to close examination (mirror might help) .If this comes out of your pee hole, it is unexpected and should be evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more
16 yr male,uncircumcised, frequent Urination,pos-void dribbling. Urinelaysis neg,doctor no concern, symptoms come and go for weeks. ?
I am an uncircumcised male, and occasionaly suffer from pain in the foreskin. The skin becomes dry, and will sting if agitated. No odor, or rash.
I gave a blowjob to an uncircumcised male. there was precum. but he did not ejaculate. i dont know if he was dirty. Hiv? I also have broken teeth.
Uncircumcised male 26 years old. I always drink lots of water but lately the tip of my penis hurts (burning inside) when i pee after having sex?
? Phimosis: Does your foreskin retract easily or is it tight. Most penile problems in uncircumcised males are due ttight foreskin &/or frenulum. Makes cleaning under foreskin difficult & leads to accumulation of smegma. Latter causes irritation & balanitis or posthitis (inflammation of skin on glans & under foreskin. Tight foreskin also painful during or after sex. Worth checking with urologist. Good luck. ...Read more
23 year old uncircumcised male, chronic balanitis and mild phimosis, I have leaking urine after peeing. No other symptoms. Had for 2 month,Cause?
See your Doctor ASAP: Mak sure you do no have Diabetes. Due to phimosis you are not emptying your bladder completely so is leaking. It may cause a back pressure on your kidney and lead to a condition Hydronephrosis ans damage them.Because of phimosis you are havnig balantitis many pt are having Diabetes and present like this So see Urologist and PMD ASAP ...Read more
Uncircumcised male. Red "patch" showed on head of penis within 24 hours of intercourse. Doctor said it looked like yeast/eczema. Gone in week, common?
It's normal...: Every man or boy, who has ever set foot on planet Earth, is or was uncircumcised. This goes way back, to the very first baby boy, so many thousands or millions of years ago. It's normal to be normal (uncircumcised), although a guy can run into problems if his foreskin is too tight or if he doesn't wash his penis properly. Like brushing teeth, good hygiene habits should be taught in childhood. ...Read more
Very common: Presently approximately 30% of men in the usa are uncircumcised. In south america, europe, all non-muslim asian countries over 90% of men are uncircumcised. Thus worldwide many more men remain uncircumcised than circumcised. In contrast all muslims and jews are circumcised, many african tribes practice circumcision. ...Read more