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I have been sleeping with my partner for 4 months. For the first 2 months everything was fine, however in the last two months we have had problems. Each time I have sex, the skin on my foreskin has 5 to 10 small cuts. They are sometimes very painful and I can't pull my foreskin back. I do not generally have a tight foreskin and we have tried lubricants.

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Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.


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Two most common cause for such cuts in the foreskin and glans are (1) Inadequate lubrication and a (2) Fungal (Candida) infection. Since you had everything normal in the initial months and since you have tried lubricant without any benefit I suspect a Candida infection.

I would like to know where there is any redness over the glans penis ?
Also is there is any history of high risk sexual behaviour ?
Any history of Diabetes or immune suppressing condition ?

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Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
MD, Internal Medicine - Stanley Medical School
Medical School - MBBS - Govt. Medical College, Kottyaam

Diagnostic Prediction - Stanford School of Medicine
Received Specialty training in Critical Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology from Stanley Medical College and in Endocrinology, Rheumatology.

Hematology and Geriatrics from Madras Medical College.
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