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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have a white ring under forseskin. it is a skiny as a vien but makes a cirlce. i there maybe a second one as well developing.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   24
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed this?
User :   about a month and a half ago. at first it was swollen but did not make a ring. i thought is was a swollen vien. but now the swelling has gone down.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sometimes the swelling went down then came back up
Doctor :   Have you tried washing with water? Did it disappear after washing with water?
User :   yes i have. no it hasnt. it does not itch or cause irritation.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there a foul smell?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you send us the picture of the lesion to us?
User :   yes
Doctor :   If possible, can you send the picture of it to
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   k it is sent
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me look at it.
User :   if you could see the ring there looks like there is another one below it
Doctor :   The picture looks clear and normal.
Doctor :   And no abnormality is noticed in it.
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Occassionally, white substances can be seen under the foreskin
Doctor :   this is referred to as smegma.
Doctor :   They contain skin that is shed, with secretions.
Doctor :   They don't cause much problems.
Doctor :   very rarely they produce inflammation causing the symptoms.
Doctor :   Its possible that the white substance that you noticed may be that.
Doctor :   The picture that you sent, doesn't contain any white substances or evidence of inflammation.
Doctor :   Hence you need not worry.
Doctor :   Watch out for symptoms of pain, irritation or foul smelling discharge.
Doctor :   If you develop any such symptoms, it can indicate an infection,
User :   well if you could see there is a cirlce like figure. that was not there before a month and a half ago
Doctor :   in those circumstances, you will need evaluation and appropriate treatment.
Doctor :   The circle appears to be a blood vessel.
Doctor :   Are you there?
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