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Smegma on Penis whenever retracting the foreskin

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: October 13, 2021 12:20 PM
Anonymous 7 months

Hi doctor, whenever i retract my penis foreskin, theres some smegma there, i tried washing it with some warm water according to google without touching it, but it still remain there, what should i do doctor?

Dr Ramzdhan 7 months
General Practitioner


Thank you for choosing us to get an opinion regarding your health issues.

Based on your explanations, you are being worried due to presence of smegma on your penis and asking about what can be done in this situation. I will try my level best to give as much information as i can.

For your information, smegma usually happened to uncircumcised men due to the buildup of bacterias underneath the foreskin. It is not a serious medical issue but can cause some complications over time. Follow the following steps to remove the smegma:

  1. Gently retract the foreskin back toward the shaft of the penis.
  2. Clean the head of the penis under the foreskin with gentle soap and rinse with warm water.
  3. Dry beneath the foreskin with a soft towel.
  4. Pull the foreskin back over the head of the penis.
  5. Repeat this cleaning procedure daily until the smegma disappears.

If the smegma does not clear up, you need to seek medical advice to prevent any unfavourable situations.

I hope the above statement does help you in a way and if you need further assistance and explanations from us, you can talk to our doctor online. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Wed Oct 13 2021 12:20:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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