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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am circumcised. I have a layer of white cream cheese looking stuff around what I guess would be the inner foreskin. What is it?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
Let me read your query
User :   k
Doctor :  
Hi I have got few questions
User :   ok
Doctor :  
What is your age, Location?
User :   43, dallas tx
Doctor :  
When was the circumcision done
User :   when i was a baby
Doctor :   Do you have pain and itching over the area?
User :   maybe a bit of itching, no pain
Doctor :  
Are you sexually active or masturbating?
User :   yes to both
Doctor :  
Do you have problems while doing any of them?
User :   no, not at all
Doctor :  
Can you scrap the white cheesy looking stuff?
User :   yes i can
Doctor :  
Is it coming off?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Is it thick?
Doctor :  
Do you take a shower twice daily?
User :   yes it is, and it completely surrouned the head
User :   i showed once a day,
User :   i did about three hours ago and then I noticed it when i went to the bathroom
Doctor :  
Do you clean the area specifically with the soap?
User :   yes I did
Doctor :  
Did it go off then?
User :   I didn't have it then, I only noticed it later
User :   I washed and removed it completely
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
The white cheesy kind a stuff is called smegma
User :   ok
User :   what causes it?
Doctor :  
It is the dried debris with dead sperm and spermatic fluid
User :   not an std?
User :   or yeast?
Doctor :  
One has to clean the area twice a day with soap clean till you see the redness part of the head
Doctor :  
It could be yeast too, but do not bother aboiut it as it is harmless
Doctor :  
and does not cause any problems to you or your partner except for mild itching
User :   specifically it was not on the head but rather behind it, in area between the ridge and the shaft
Doctor :  
you can keep the area clean
User :   yes
Doctor :  
I know the place you are trying to mention
User :   what is it called?
Doctor :  
I can understand and my opinion stays the same
User :   great, what if it comes back in a few hours
Doctor :   You will keep seeing the white stuff for next one or two days
Doctor :  
Wash with clean water and soap is the best idea
User :   ok, thank you very much
Doctor :  
Did you understand my advice
Doctor :  
Do you have any other questions?
User :   i do, my main concern was if I had contracted something from my partner
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
Doctor :  
Unless you have burning pain, discharge and intense itching they are not the symptoms of STD
User :   great, thank you very much, I will fill out the form, by the way there is no discharge
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :  
Bye for now
User :   thank you and good bye
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