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What do white formations under the penile foreskin indicate?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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.This started occurring from few months back. Before, I did not have this. Please help
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Smegma accumulation

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Perhaps you have smegma. Smegma is quite normal and is due to accumulation of dead skin cells mixed with moisture. I suggest you to clean the area regularly with lukewarm plain water.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 25 minutes later
But I did not have this white formations previously. It started few months back
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
Brief Answer:

Smegma

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

The amount of smegma that accumulates varies from person to person and at different ages.

I don't think there is anything to worry. I advice you to maintain personal hygiene and clean the area regularly with plain lukewarm water.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Kakkar S., Dermatologist
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