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What causes a white secretion on the area under the skin of the penis?

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Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018
Question: When i pull back the skin on my penis, i see white formations. After i wash it, it goes away but it comes back again in 1-2 days. Please help
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:

It is completely normal.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I read your query and understand your concerns.

The area under the skin is called corona of penis and it has many number of glands which secrete a white substance called smegma. It is essential and normal as it keeps the area friction free between skin and penis neck.

I must assure you that it is completely normal and there is nothing to worry about it. In addition I will also request you to maintain the local hygiene and continue washing area while taking bath or so.

I hope this helps you.

Regards,
Dr. Ashok Kumar, Psychiatrist
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What causes a white secretion on the area under the skin of the penis?

Brief Answer: It is completely normal. Detailed Answer: Hi, I read your query and understand your concerns. The area under the skin is called corona of penis and it has many number of glands which secrete a white substance called smegma. It is essential and normal as it keeps the area friction free between skin and penis neck. I must assure you that it is completely normal and there is nothing to worry about it. In addition I will also request you to maintain the local hygiene and continue washing area while taking bath or so. I hope this helps you. Regards, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Psychiatrist