I am an uncircumcised male. I have been experiencing red cuts on the foreskin of my penis for about six months. The severity of the cuts depends on if I am sexually active, although they do not completely go away. Sometimes the cuts are sore. They are all around the tip of the foreskin. Does anyone know what this is or how it could be treated?? Thanks
This may be a case of balanitis. Balanitis is a skin condition affecting the head of the penis. This is not necessarily a sexually transmitted disease. The chance of acquiring balanitis increases in uncircumcised males. Balanitis may be due to a fungal infection or dermatitic skin conditions. I suggest that you wash the area right after sexual activity. Use a mild cleanser when washing the area. Apply a light vitamin E cream over the area and observe if the skin improves through time. Dryness and scaling may have caused the cuts on the penile skin.
Can Balanitis be transmitted to my girlfriend? If it is a fungal infection, do I need to see a doctor to recieve medical treatment? Or will the vitamin E take care of it? Thank you so much for your input..I have been searching all over the internet and can't find similiar cases.
i have a similar problem i am 19 and in a steady relation ship with my girlfriend for the past month or so i have noticed my foreskin has gone red and tight and when i pull it back to clean it its tight and when it dries out small cuts appear i am really worried about this i dont know what to do i dont want to go docs incase it bad news
balanitis is a yeast/fungal infection, you probably got it from your partner if you arent hygenically challenged. Yeast infections are caused by the yeast/natural bacteria being out of balance. If yeast is overgrowing you get a yeast infection. Lots of women have them and dont know it because they arent bad. An exposure to a yeasty vagina can put you over your threshold and guess what you end up with... they dont consider it to be sexually transmitted because everyone has yeast in their bodies but exposure to someone experiencing a yeast flare up can give you one too. I got thrush in my mouth from my girlfriend once, it was freaking nasty. dont mess around until you and your partner are 100% back to normal.
I had the same problem several years ago. I went to a urologist who explained that with age the foreskin can, in some cases, actually shrink. I had two options, both surgical. The first involved cutting the foreskin and allowing it to heal, giving the foreskin some slack. The second involved a curcumcision. I attempted the first which didn't work and ended up having the curcumcision. Be prepared, the curcumcision causes you to lose some length in the penis, but no one could tell me why it happens. Best bet is get to a urologist and get all your options. Good luck.
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