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Doctor insights on: What Causes Loss Of Sensitivity In The Foreskin

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What causes loss of sensitivity in the foreskin ?

What causes loss of sensitivity in the foreskin ?

Several causes: There are many causes that lead to problems with the foreskin such as diabetes, traumatic retraction of the foreskin, frequent infections, and sexual activity. This is generally not treatable but poses no significant medical problem. If problems with the foreskin, a circumcision will be required. ...Read more

Foreskin (Definition)

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


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What can I do my foreskin doesn't retract? Will puberty help? Also what should I do about the sensitivity on the head?

What can I do my foreskin doesn't retract? Will puberty help? Also what should I do about the sensitivity on the head?

Phimosis: This is very common in the obese, diabetic and prepuberty. The sensitivity will change once it begins to readily retract. ...Read more

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Is it okay to pull the foreskin back and show the penis head and the glans for a long time? Wil that decrease sensitivity while having sex?

Is it okay to pull the foreskin back and show the penis head and the glans  for a long time? Wil that decrease sensitivity while having sex?

OK: Provided foreskin is loose and can easily slide back ; forth. Not ok if foreskin is tight ; there is a risk of parphimosis. Sensitivity might be slightly less, in which case you might perform longer. ...Read more

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Experiancing penile tenderness and irratation, and there yellowish white junk under foreskin. Should washing help or is it an infection?

Experiancing penile tenderness and irratation, and there yellowish white junk under foreskin. Should washing help or is it an infection?

Infection: Since you are having tenderness and irritation would be concerned about infection called balantitis. Infection of foreskin. Need to be seen and evaluated, of couse good hygiene is always good for the foreskin. ...Read more

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Could hot shower cause loss of penis sensitivity?

Could hot shower cause loss of penis sensitivity?

No, ...: There is no reason to lose penile sensitivity alone without affecting other parts of the body from hot shower. But, penile sensation does become less sensitive as men age probably through aging and being used in sexual intercourse. If still in doubt, see Uro-doc for more counseling. ...Read more

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Would a gluten sensitivity cause hair loss?

Would a gluten sensitivity cause hair loss?

Probable: Gluten sensitivity decreases absorption of many nutrients and when significant weight loss occurs , hair loss may follow. ...Read more

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Docs, could a gluten sensitivity cause hair loss?

Docs, could a gluten sensitivity cause hair loss?

I doubt it: The web is now full of anti-gluten militants who believe that everyone is well-advised to adopt the gluten-free diet. The only real science is that alopecia areata patients are more likely to have gluten sensitivity but the hair doesn't grow back; I suspect it's autoimmune diseases occurring together, as they very often do. Recognize there's a lot of emotion and zealotry here & some unknowns too. ...Read more