Definition: what is smegma? Smegma is a pasty and whitish accumulation of secretions produced by male or female genitals. Specifically, smegma is composed of a set of sebum and desquamated epidermal cells, which is collected mostly in the humid areas of the genitals. Causes: why is smegma formed? Smegma is often a sign of poor personal intimate hygiene: when neglected, the accumulation of these secretions can trigger inflammatory and infectious processes, limited to the genital level

Who is the andrologist?

Andrology is the branch of internal medicine that studies and treats the problems of the reproductive and urinary tract. The andrologist, therefore, is an internist expert in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that can affect the male organs responsible for reproduction (penis, testicles, prostate and seminal vesicles) and the excretion of urine (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra)

Cockscombs: What are they? When and why do they manifest themselves? Symptoms and Treatment of G.Bertelli

Generality The rooster crests (or condylomata acuminata) are warty lesions , which arise mainly on the skin and mucous surfaces of the ano-genital area . The disease is caused by some types of human papilloma virus or HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). The infection that supports the pathological process is transmitted through direct contact , often during sexual intercourse

Perineo: What is it? Anatomy, Functions and Disorders by G.Bertelli

Generality The perineum is an anatomical region located in the lower part of the pelvis . This area has a rhomboid shape : the perineum extends, in a sagittal sense, from the inferior margin of the pubic symphysis to the apex of the coccyx ; transversely, it is included between an ischial tuberosity of the iliac bone and the other

Fimosi Non Serrata by A.Griguolo

Generality Unblocked phimosis is the narrowing of the foreskin which makes it impossible to uncover, even partially, the glans during an erection. Unblocked phimosis can be congenital or acquired. Unconfined congenital phimosis is a condition with unknown causes, which can also be solved spontaneously, with growth; the acquired non-serrated phimosis, on the other hand, is a condition with very specific causes (including balanitis, balanopostitis and lichen sclerosus ), which always requires adequate treatment

Peyronie's disease

Generality Peyronie's disease is a pathology of the penis, characterized by the anomalous formation of fibrous-cicatricial tissue in correspondence with the cavernous bodies. This reflects negatively on erectile function, resulting in a medical condition called a curved penis . Penile trauma are most likely responsible for the formation of fibrous-scar tissue; such traumatic events can be due to more or less fortuitous incidents or to certain sexual relations

Symptoms Peyronie's disease

Related articles: Peyronie's disease Definition Peyronie's disease, also called induratio penis plastica (IPP), consists of the hardening (fibrosis) of the albuginea tunic of the penis. This tissue covers the corpora cavernosa and normally has the task of retaining blood during an erection. The fibrotic process leads to the retraction of the albuginea, giving rise to an inflection of the penis in erection, sometimes accompanied by pain

Priapism - Causes and Symptoms

Related articles: Priapism Definition Priapism is a painful and persistent erection, which does not depend on desire or sexual excitement. There are two main types of priapism: ischemic (low flow) and non-ischemic (high flow). Ischemic priapism is the lack of detumescence of the penis due to insufficient venous blood outflow (the blood remains trapped in the organ)