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Regrowth of foreskin after circumcision at birth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   Hello
User :   Do you specialize in urology?
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
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I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   ok
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   This questions is in reference to Circumcision. Is it possible for the fore skin of the penis to grow back again after circumcised during birth? I've been circumcised as a new born but based on the online pictures of men that are circumcised and those who are uncircumcised...i resemble those that are uncircumcised. I'm a male 27.
Doctor :  
coming to your question
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the foreskin of penis when not circumcised entirely can be seen as almost normal when the child grows up
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so in case you do not have any problems with erection or ejaculation and pain or burning, you should relax
Doctor :  
are you able to retract the foreskin?
User :   manually yes
Doctor :  
ok
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are you having any pain while retracting it?
User :   No pain
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do you feel the foreskin ballooning up while passing urine?
User :   what do you mean by balooning/
Doctor :  
is there any problems or pain faced in achieving an erection or ejaculation?
Doctor :  
does the foreskin swell up when you pass urine?
User :   a little during ejaculation but none with an erection
Doctor :  
ok
User :   only towards the end
Doctor :  
ok
User :   towards the head, not the base
Doctor :  
the foreskin swelling up while at end of passing urine is not a normal feature and it needs to be checked
Doctor :   you will need a physical examination done by a Urologist
Doctor :  
This can happen when the circumcision is not done properly leading to formation of scar tissue which causes the swelling effect
User :   Is a physical examination that's done by a urologist similar to one done by a general practioner?
Doctor :  
but otherwise you can have a normal healthy sexual life, do not worry about the resemblance to 'uncircumcised' penis
User :   Can this cause curvature to the tissue...or is that a different topic?
Doctor :  
no it is not similar, he will be doing other tests and examination techniques will vary
Doctor :  
curvature of penis is a different topic
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and a minimal curvature upto 10-20 degress is considered to be acceptable with no needs for intervention
Doctor :  
it does not limit sexual life
User :   Does a visit with a Urologist usually require a referral?
Doctor :  
the examination by the Urologist will not cause the curvature issue
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please provide your location details
User :   Saint AAAAAAA Mn
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
You might need a referral, please check with your PCP for details
User :   Ok
User :   Can i ask about a different topic?
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have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes i have
Doctor :  
sure can proceed with your next query
User :   Ok
User :   I'm a sexually active male
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I have these small white bump like pimplies all around the shaft of my penis
User :   I've had them for quite a while
Doctor :  
ok
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since how long have they been present?
User :   I've had them for over 5 years now
Doctor :  
ok
User :   They've increased in number
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do these pain? do they have any discharge coming out from them?
User :   and are more white then before
Doctor :  
have they increased in size?
User :   somewhat of a flesh like color
User :   No they don't cause pain
User :   and there's no discharge unless i squeeze them with force
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
some people are known to have cysts
User :   They only increase in size when i'm erect
Doctor :  
do these bumps feel soft, firm or hard?
User :   inbetween hard and soft
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
then they probably might be sebaceous cysts
User :   What is a sebaceous cyst? and do they require attention?
Doctor :  
sebacoeus cysts are the cysts formed when the sebaceous glands get blocked
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these glands secreste sebum
User :   Normal?
Doctor :  
these can be left alone, they usually do not cause any problems
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but these do need to be differentiated from warts
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so get these examined as well when you go for the physical examination
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and once it is confirmed that they are not warts you can relax
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   ok...i have one more query
User :   in the same area
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please proceed with your next query
User :   ok will do
User :   I get a mild burning when i urinate and pass semen
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I don't have any discharges
User :   and everything looks normal
Doctor :  
does this happens everytime you pass urine?
Doctor :  
is it semen or just whitish kind of discharge when passing urine?
User :   yes, with difficulty completing to pass urine
Doctor :  
do you have more of fatty foods? or a high carbohydrate foods?
User :   it's whitish kind of discharge...but only during urination
Doctor :  
ok
User :   yes both
Doctor :  
have you done any urine test for this problem?
Doctor :  
since when are you having this problem?
User :   Yes, i've actually done one within the last 6 months
User :   i've had this issue now for about 6 months
Doctor :  
there can be three possibilities that can be thought upon for this query based on the history given by you
User :   when i went in in was had a urine test done which showed normal
User :   and was also given a chlamydia/gonnorea test as well and both showed negative
Doctor :  
1) it could be semen itself, 2) it could be 'Chylous" urine in which fats are excreted, 3)it could be protien casts seen in the urine
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so what i suggest you to do is
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get "urine routine and micro" test done on a early morning urine sample
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and get back either to your PCP or to us for discussing the results
User :   Ok
Doctor :   and the treatment can be decided based on the report
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have you followed what I have said?
User :   Yes, thanks you Much.
User :   Done
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Is there any other query that you want to ask?
User :   nope that's it
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User :   Thanks so much for your assistance
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