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Forum Name: Fungal infections

Question: embarrased...help!


 cbgav - Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:08 pm

I think I might have a yeast infection. I'm not sure though, so I thought I could describe the symptoms to the people here. I am 16, male, and un-circumsized. I have never had sex before. My mother always told me to wash down there, especially because i wasnt circumsized, but knowing kids, they sometimes don't listen, and I basically chose to ignore my mother sometimes. :roll:

I'm pretty sure you can get a yeast infection simply by not washing, so here are my symptoms.

- Head slightly hurts when I touch it
- a little red on the head of the penis
- alot of small white bumps on the base (sorta under the head)
- smells sometimes, even after I wash

I feel really embarrased, all I had to do is wash! I'm even more embarrassed about telling my mom. I wash it everyday now, but I know this thing will never go away. Any advice? Home remedies? Or am I doomed to tell my mother?

Sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum, but any help would be appreciated. I've definitely learned my lesson, that's for sure.
 Dr. Russell M - Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:10 pm

User avatar Hi!

Have you tried antibiotic/antifungal ointments?

bill
 cbgav - Sun May 02, 2004 6:59 pm

thanks for the reply bill!

But do not worry, I saw a doctor! Turns out those little white bumps are normal in most teens, and the smell can be a hassle for uncircumsized males, but he said just to rinse with water everyday, and you'll be fine!

:D
 Dr. Russell M - Mon May 03, 2004 6:59 am

User avatar Hi!

Good for you! I reiterate the importance of visiting your doctor before seeking online advice. Did your doc say as to what these bumps are called that are normally seen in teens uncircumcized?

bill

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