Smegma

What is Smegma?

It is the white discharge which is left over the glans penis is called smegma.

Questions and answers on "Smegma"

Doctor there is a sore on the frenum of my penus and so many smegma producing than normal produce. And the sore is very painful when touch the water. No any sexual relationship.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Keep good penile hygiene.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Digpriyankara and welcome to HCM.
Maintain good penile hygiene, avoiding moisture to remain there.
You can apply Neosporin ointment over that part after washing off all the smegma, twice daily, and avoid masturbation or intercourse,...

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I have observed white deposition under foreskin.
I am diabetic

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It could be smegma or fungal deposits

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Since when have you noticed the deposition? Was it not there earlier?

It is normal to have some whitish deposition under the foreskin called smegma. One should clean it daily. With your history of Diabetes it will...

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I would like to get a second opinion on this! I noticed about 2 months ago a small white folicle size lump under yhe skin of my foreskin! I thoght it was a spot that didnt come through the skin so i tried bursting it and white stuff came out of it!! Unfortunatly it only got worse! I know have a hard lump instead and it wont go down!! Its not painful or inrritating but i need to get rid of it! Its under the skin but not on my penis! Its just on my forskin!! I have attached a picture also if someone can help me with it!! It very annoying and i cant stop worrying about it please help

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is inspissated smegma

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

Dear Sir

Based on description and location it is likely to be inspissated smegma (Smegma is whitish material secreted by glands present in undersurface of foreskin). When the secretion are...

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I think i cracked my foreskin while cleaning it... Was fine yesterday. Is that possible any why? Also ive been getting a lot of smegma. Any reason why?

doctor1 MD

Hi,Welcome to HCM.
Cracks over foreskin is usually due to yeast infection of the foreskin.This collection of white material is not smegma,but due to yeast infection only.Rule out Diabetes Mallitus.Consult your physician and get treated for yeast infection after confirmation with...

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Usually, how many days does it take before smegma develops into "whitish cheese"?
What's the best way to temporarily get rid of it?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
4-5 days

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question.
Smegma is a combination of dead skin cells and oil from glands. It builds up and can even cause infection. The build up to a cheese like consistency usually takes 4-5 days though this can be different for different...

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Doctor, there is a sore on the frenulum of my penus, and also so many smegma producing than normal produce. I'm cleaning the penus twice in a day. But no point. This sore is very painful when touch the water. Pls give me a solution..

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
yeast infection and frenal tear should be considered

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for posting your query.

You had not mentioned anything about your sexual activities and about your marital state.
Smegma accumulation is more common in adolescents and in young adults....

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my wife and I had a session where she was masturbating me and I received friction burns on my penis, a few days later I found some white mass below my glans and has been recurring. looks like smegma but much thicker

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Could be dried Smegma

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .
Based on the facts that you have posted white mass below glans penis is mostly a collection of smegma The friction burn due to rough handling of your penis while masturbating has resulted in to producing excessive...

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I have smegma sometimes. there are red spoltches on my head but the base of the head now has a dark purple ring. There is no pain, only a mild sensation on the head near the red splotches

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
This is infection of glans penis and coronal sulcus.(Ballanitis)

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have infection of glans penis (Ballanitis). due to smegma.

I shall be happy if you can post me few more details...

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Hi, I am 42. I observed about 1 to 2 cm hard accumulation at the canal of my penis. It causes litle pain at the time of eration and making love. What is this and what should I do. I observed this about 3 months before. Size is increasing slowly.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It's either Smegma or a tumor.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic.

See normally there will be accumulation of semen at the base of penis , this is called as Smegma but that will be a thin layer and not 2cm thick.

I need to see what...

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I started experiencing accelerated build up of the cheesey substance, smegma, under
under foreskin. I wash it off with warm water.
Earlier built up was very little, currently it seems to be more.Is it some thing to be concerned off.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Smegma is nothing to worry about.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist,i can understand your concern.

You're doing the right thing.
You should continue with the same routine,of maintaining penile hygiene.

Retract the foreskin completely,then wash off...

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Recent questions on  Smegma

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Right basically I got home from work yesterday and as I was bathing I noticed a rash around my pubic area and was abit worried. Then I wake up this morning and some of the rash had a few white ish heads on but just now I have taken a bath and pulled the forskin back to clean and tucked under the banjo cord each side was a slight build up if smegma what could this be and what could have started this ? Many thanks in advance

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I have recently been treated for a UTI,when i finished taking the Rx I still had same symptoms, them I was treated for Chlamydia because I told the doctor I had pain after I use soap in the shower of what I though was my Urethra.Ccome to find out, ( I feelso Stupid) it is my clitoris. when i press back the hood I see a white build up. After not being satisfied about the chlamydia diagnosis I searched online and came to the conclusion of Smegma? I've never heard of this but the pics are exactly whats going on with me. How can I treat this? And why does it burn so bad when I urinate after the shower. (Thats the only time i Have pain while urinating).

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hi iam a 20 year old male. the frenulum of my penis has been swollen since the past 8 months. initially there was some smegma collection under my foreskin following which i applied a cream containing steroids and an antibiotic for a month after which i stopped. it had become seemingly fine bt has again inflamed over the last week. please help

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Is it bad to swallow your smegma because I cleaned my tool and it got stuck in the drain I scarped it off with a brush and I tried to clean the brush and I accidentally think I sprayed my self while cleaning it and I think I might have had smegma on my lip because I felt it

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my wife and I had a session where she was masturbating me and I received friction burns on my penis, a few days later I found some white mass below my glans and has been recurring. looks like smegma but much thicker

doctor1 MD

Hi. I have had an issue regarding my clitoris being inflamed, itchy, slightly red and painful. the problem started 3 days ago and has yet to get any better at all. I have not done anything irregular, no intercourse leading up to this point and...

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I have found a seed like shape inside the shaft of my penis. It does not hurt and I can take it out and it will just comw back. I had this problem for a few years.

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