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monkey_see_monkey_do
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What do these observations say to you?:

-Redness around the edge of the foreskin for the past week or two,
-Small, sensitive lumps on the edge of the foreskin for a couple of days,
White fluidy substance underneath the foreskin,
Slightly tight foreskin around the edge..
It did sting when I pee'd yesterday too, but that's gone now..

Haven't had unsafe in a while, and not directly prior to noticing all this, and never seen anything like this on me before, but then I know some STIs can take a while to show themselves.


Also, I'm beginning to think theres too much skin on my penis. The picture on the 'erection' article on wikipedia shows a flacid penis with the foreskin not completely covering the head, whereas mine does, and some!

[ 02-24-2007, 03:15 PM: Message edited by: monkey_see_monkey_do ]

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Heather
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It's 100% normative for an uncut penis to have foreskin completely covering the head, even draping over it quite substantially. One illustration isn't a sound place to get ideas about what's normal per your genitals: the diversity of genital appearance is nearly as vast as the diversity of overall appearance.

I promise. [Smile]

What you describe could be totally normal and healty (and remember, the foreskin does create it's own bits of fluid). Or, it could be your penis is aggravated by something benign, like masturbating, or swappong detergents, etc. OR you could have some kind of infection. It's really impossible to say, and as you know, no one can provide any sort of diagnisis with this type of stuff over the internet or phone.

So, if you're really concernd, have your doc take a look. if you're not up-to-date with your annual STI screenings and have been sexually active before, then get up to date. otherwise? i wouldn't sweat it.

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monkey_see_monkey_do
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That's really reassuring to hear [Smile] [Smile]

Is it also normal for it to not retract over the head when the penis is erect?

And I'll whip my *** into shape to get a screening [Smile]

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Ok, I went to the loo today, and it's red around the end, and quite inflamed. Seems to me like an infection.

Checked out my local drop-in clinic, and theres only a drop-in session from 3-5 on Mondays, and I'm in college until 4:15, so I'll probably go tomorrow [Smile]

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[ 02-25-2007, 07:32 AM: Message edited by: monkey_see_monkey_do ]

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Good to hear you're getting it checked out. I know school is important and all, but something like this seems like a good reason to leave early to even ensure an appointment.

I know generally the foreskin retracts when the penis is erect, but I can think of an example of an uncirumsized one with foreskin that doesn't retract (much.) However, what you're describing sounds like it could be an infection or at least definitely worth having checked out.

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You especially don't want to leave it tell it is to late that would really suck [Frown] It will get worse so it is a good idea to get it checked asap [Frown]
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It seems to be getting better
But I've got a doc's appointment on Thursday still =]

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and hopefully u find it is either nothing or soomething that is easily cured
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