Do Men Get Yeast Infections? (Candidiasis)

Yeast infections in men are among the most prevalent medical conditions that we see at DTAP clinic. Also known as Candidiasis, this is a fungal infection caused by the Candida species, most common of which is Candida Albicans

Candida normally lives on the skin and inside the body, such as the mouth, gut, and vagina, without causing any problems. However, it can cause infections if it grows out of control or if it migrates deep within the body, for example the bloodstream or internal organs.

Although vaginal yeast infections are more common, men can get yeast infections too. This is known as Candida Balanitis. Also Read Balanitis.

Balanitis affects as many as 1 in every 25 boys and 1 in every 30 uncircumcised males, and it can happen at any age. According to a report published in the journal Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Candida yeasts are responsible for 30 to 35 percent of all cases of balanitis.


Did You Know Balanitis is Frequently Associated with Men Living with Type 2 Diabetes
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What are the Symptoms of Yeast Infection in Men?

Symptoms of Candida Balanitis include:

  • Burning and itching around the head of the penis, which worsens after having sex
  • Redness and swelling
  • Tight, shiny skin on the head of the penis
  • Pain during urination or sexual intercourse
  • A thick, lumpy discharge under the foreskin
  • An unpleasant odour 
  • Difficulty retracting the foreskin

More severe symptoms include ulceration of the penis and fissuring or cracking of the foreskin.

Complications are rare, but in the worst cases of recurrent balanitis, on top of all the symptoms mentioned before, individuals may also develop urethral strictures causing difficult urination, and inability to retract the foreskin. This is termed Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans (BXO).


Who is at Risk for Candidiasis?

The risk factors for Candida Balanitis include:

  • Being uncircumcised
  • Phimosis, or tight foreskin
  • Usage or prolonged usage of antibiotics, which eliminate the good bacterial flora that normally exist on the surface of the penis and keeps Candida in check
  • Diabetes
  • Medical conditions that cause impairment of the immune system, particularly Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Usage or prolonged usage of corticosteroids
  • Obesity
  • Poor hygiene practices

Causes of Yeast Infection in men

In uncircumcised men, the foreskin covers the head of the penis most of the time, creating a warm and moist environment beneath the foreskin. This is an ideal condition for Candida colonisation. 

Furthermore, poor hygiene practices allow a gradual buildup of dead skin cells, remnant urine and soap particles to get trapped beneath the foreskin that will result yeast infection in men.

On the other hand, overzealous washing with perfumed shower gels or soaps may also cause skin irritation. Another potential contributing factor is when a man has sexual intercourse with someone who has a yeast infection in men.

All these could lead to Candida overgrowth resulting in Candida Balanitis.


Is It a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)?

Although Candida Balanitis can occur as a result of sexual intercourse, it is not considered as an STI because men can get the infection without having sex.

Prevention of Yeast Infection in Men

Practising good hygiene is essential. The following are some hygiene tips:

  • Fully retract the foreskin if possible, and wash under the foreskin and around the head of the penis daily using warm water
  • It is not advisable to use soap as it may irritate the skin. Instead, a neutral soap-free cleanser can be used
  • Dry the head of the penis gently after washing
  • When passing urine, retract the foreskin so that urine does not get under the foreskin. After passing urine, dry the end of the penis before repositioning the foreskin
  • Wash and dry the penis after sexual intercourse and masturbation

Men with diabetes can reduce their risk of balanitis by carefully controlling their blood sugar.

Treatment Options for Yeast Infection in Men

Candida Balanitis can be easily treated with antifungal drugs called azoles. Your doctor may prescribe you either a course of oral or topical medications or both. If there is marked inflammation or itching, your doctor may prescribe an antifungal ointment that also contains hydrocortisone, which is a mild steroid. If concomitant bacterial infection is present, antibiotics may be prescribed as well.

If an individual and his partner both have symptoms of yeast infection, it is important that both receive treatment in order to avoid reinfection.
The long term solution is to undergo a circumcision. This procedure removes the foreskin completely and exposes the head of the penis, thus eliminating the risk of future Candida overgrowth. Circumcision is especially advised in cases of recurrent balanitis to prevent the development of BXO.

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Diabetes in Men & 5 Associated Men’s Health Conditions

By 2030, the number of Singapore residents above 40 with diabetes is projected to increase by another 200,000 from about 400,000 today. 

The prevalence of diabetes among adults increased from 8.2% in 2004 to 11.3% in 2010. A higher proportion of men were diabetic (12.3%) compared with women (10.4%). We can imagine how the number would have increased even more by today.

For men living with type 2 diabetes, they are also at higher risk for certain conditions as compared to other men. In this article I will share more about unique mens health issues faced by men with type 2 diabetes.


1. Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

According to a study published in Journal of Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, men with diabetes are much more likely to experience Erectile Dysfunction than men who don’t have diabetes. High blood glucose causes damage to small blood vessels and/or  nerves like the ones that supply the penis. Hence poorly controlled diabetes contributes to Erectile Dsyfunction.

Other than sugar control, there are also some diabetic medicines that causes side effects like ED which adds on to the problem.

Other than diabetes, these men are usually also obese and suffering from hypertension, both of which also adds on to the risk for ED.


2. Urinary Tract Infection: 

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is usually caused by bacteria. It can affect any part of the urinary tract. Anywhere including the kidneys, bladder, ureters, urethra, and, in men, the prostate gland. Most of the time the infection is in the bladder. Women are 10 times more likely to get a UTI as compared to men. However men with diabetes are at a higher risk of getting UTIs than men without diabetes.

Why are men with diabetes more prone to UTIs? There are a few possible reasons. One, men with diabetes have poor circulation. This reduces the ability of white blood cells to travel in the body and fight off any kind of infection. Two, high glucose levels can also raise the risk of a UTI. Three, some men with diabetes have poor ability to empty their bladders. What happens is, urine stays in the bladder for too long and this becomes conducive for bacteria to grow.


3. Balanitis

Balanitis is an infection of the skin on the head (glans) of the penis. In uncircumcised men, this area is covered by the foreskin, or prepuce. Balanitis can occur in both circumcised and uncircumcised men, however, uncircumcised men are at higher risk for balanitis and also recurrent infections.  

Any man can develop balanitis, but the condition is most likely to occur in men who have phimosis (tight foreskin) or poor hygiene. Other than this group of men, men with diabetes are also at high risk of balanitis especially if they have poor sugar control. When sugar is poorly controlled, excess sugar may be exreted in the urine. This sugar rich urine when trapped underneath the foreskin, will provide a conducive environment for yeast and bacteria. On top of that, men with poorly controlled diabetes is also unable to fight of infections effectively. Read: What are the Causes of Balanitis


4. Posthitis

Posthitis is inflammation of the foreskin It is characterized by swelling or redness of the foreskin. In some cases, it may happen together with tears on the foreskin which may be quite painful. It is usually caused by an infection like fungus or bacteria. In some cases, it might be due to tears in the skin due to abrasion or friction during intercourse. The selling may lead to phimosis and tightness of the foreskin which makes it difficult for the skin to retract. 

Circumcision is usually a definite treatment for men who has recurrent balanitis posthitis or UTI. It is a very effective treatment to reduce the risk of UTIs, balanitis and also there won’t be anymore posthitis when the foreskin is removed.


5. Low Testosterone

 In the past few years, scientists have found some connection between low testosterone and diabetes. One study showed that in 2,100 men over age 45, the odds of having low testosterone were 2.1 times higher in men with diabetes. Low testosterone doesn’t cause diabetes but it might be the other way around. Men with diabetes might develop low testosterone. Read Andropause

A link between diabetes and low testosterone is well established. Men with diabetes are more likely to have low testosterone while men with low testosterone are more likely to develop diabetes as well. Testosterone improves the body’s ability to take up sugae in response to insulin. Men with low testosterone may have insulin resistance. In this condition, their body need to produce more insulin in order to reduce the same amount of sugar in the blood.

Read: Low Testosterne & Low Libido


All in All

So if you happen to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, do keep a look out for some of the issues mentioned above. If you happen to have any of the above conditions, do consider health screening as any of the condtions might be an indication of diabetes. Do consult your doctor if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and conditions.


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Circumcision Healing

Circumcision Healing

“I have been performing circumcision for men for many years now,” says Dr Taufiq, resident doctor, DTAP (Dr. Tan & Partners) clinic.

One of the common fears that is stopping or holding them back from going through the procedure is the fear of pain or complications during the recovery process. Let me reassure you with our current method, having complications or pain is much less than before. However, I have compiled a list of tips to help you to optimize your recovery based on my experience and my patients’ feedback.

Also read: HOW DOES SUTURELESS CIRCUMCISION​ TECHNIQUE (SHANG RING) WORK?


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1. Have adequate rest

Especially during the first few days up to a week after the procedure, it is best to have adequate rest to allow your body to focus on healing. I will usually provide medical leave for up to a week to ensure that you have adequate rest at home.

2. Avoid strenuous activities

I know some men may get restless or feel uncomfortable with lack of physical activity especially when they are used to exercising regularly. However, this is important as well to help with recovery and avoid complications like bleeding or swelling. I had a few patients who started brisk walking within a few days of procedure and ended up with swelling around the wound area. It is advised to avoid strenuous activity for 4 weeks. Normal day to day walking is allowed so don’t have to worry about this procedure affecting your daily activities. 

3. Keep it clean

After the procedure, with the ring still intact, you are allowed to shower as per normal. To keep the wound area clean, you just need to let the soap and water from your body to run down to the area. No need to specifically rub, apply soap and it. If there is an obvious liquid or residue on it you can wash it off with water. By keeping the area clean it helps to allow the wound to heal faster.

4. Keep it dry

After cleaning, the ring tends to retain water or moisture. It is advised to dry it properly before putting on your clothes. You can use a soft towel to dab dry or a hairdryer using normal temperature to dry the area. If the wound stays we may promote infection or increase serous discharge production. So make sure it is dry before you put on your pants.

5. Antibiotic powder

After the procedure, you will be prescribed antibiotic powder. This is very helpful to keep the wound dry and also prevent infection. Apply at least once to twice a day.

6. Sleep on your side

One of the common causes of discomfort after circumcision is erection. For men, erections occur naturally at night or early morning. So this sometimes causes discomfort. Sleeping on your side may help to reduce the frequency of erections at night while you’re sleeping thus minimizing discomfort.

7. Ice pack

Another effective way to minimize erections is by applying ice pack. You can standby an ice pack or a pack of frozen peas by your bedside. If in the case of an erection that is causing pain, you can apply the ice pack on your scrotum. The cold will help to reduce your erection. 

Take as soon as you start to feel discomfort.

Next read: WHAT ARE THE TOP 7 REASON MEN UNDERGO CIRCUMCISION

Next read: CIRCUMCISION REDUCES BACTERIA AND RISK OF STDS

For more information: HOW IS THE ADULT CIRCUMCISION (FORESKIN REMOVAL) PROCEDURE DONE?

Speak to your doctor if you have any questions regarding circumcision.


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Circumcision Reduces Bacteria And Risk Of STDs

What is Circumcision?

Circumcision is a procedure where the excess foreskin is removed. This ritual has been performed on boys for thousands of years. It is currently practised by many faiths and culture. In the states, it is usually done within the first few days of life. Among Muslims and Jews, it is highly encouraged for boys to be circumcised. In fact, it is highly encouraged because it promotes better hygiene among other benefits. 

Male circumcision reduces the abundance of bacteria living on the penis and might help explain why circumcision offers men some protection against HIV, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

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Are circumcised men less likely to contract HIV?

One of the most interesting benefits of circumcision is the finding that circumcised men are less likely to contract HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In 2005, a study of South African men found that circumcised men who had sex with an HIV-positive woman were 63 percent less likely than uncircumcised men to contract the virus. Other than HIV, Circumcision has also been shown to reduce the risk of contracting HPV, or human papillomavirus. 

HPV is a virus that can cause cervical cancer in women. Another sexually transmitted virus is the herpes simplex virus type 2, better known as genital herpes. The risk of transmission of genital herpes is also reduced in men who were circumcised.


Bacteria and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Other than viruses, bacteria also are responsible for some of the common Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Circumcision has been proven to reduce incidence of Chlamydia Trachomatis infection. Interestingly, circumcision doesn’t just protect the men, but also protects the women as well.

In a study published in 2005 in American Journal of Epidemiology, there’s an 82% reduction of Chlamydia infection among women whose partners were circumcised as compared to women whose partners were uncircumcised.

A study of women in Kenya and Uganda enrolled in an RCT and followed up for 3 years found circumcision of their male partners was associated with a 59% reduction in incident syphilis among the women. A prospective study in Kenya by the same authors found that those with circumcised male partners had a 58% lower risk of incident Trachomatis vaginalis than did women with uncircumcised partners.

One of the main possible reasons behind lower risk of infection is the recent finding where there is a significant shift in the bacterial flora of the penis after circumcision. This was according to a study published by the online journal mBio. This international collaboration focused on 156 men in Rakai, Uganda — part of the world’s largest randomized-controlled trial on male circumcision.

Researchers showed that men who were circumcised as part of the study had 33.3 percent less bacteria on their penis than those who remained uncircumcised one year after the study began. Researchers further showed that the decrease was primarily found in 12 types of bacteria, most of which were intolerant to oxygen.

At the same time, understanding the mechanisms that underlie the benefits of male circumcision could help to identify new intervention strategies for decreasing HIV transmission, especially for populations with high HIV prevalence and in places where male circumcision is culturally less acceptable, the study says.

“We know that male circumcision can prevent HIV and other diseases in heterosexual men, but it is important to know why,” said Dr. Lance Price, the Director of TGen Center for Microbiomics and Human Health and the study’s senior author.

“We think that these dramatic changes in the penis microbiome may explain, at least in part, why male circumcision is protective, ” said Dr. Price, who is also a Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health and Health Services at the George Washington University.


HIV

In heterosexual transmission of HIV, the virus on the foreskin needs to reach its target cells, the CD4+ T-cells, which reside primarily in blood or the lymph nodes.

Researchers hypothesize that penis bacteria may facilitate this process in two ways: by both recruiting more HIV target cells to the foreskin and by triggering another set of immune cells, the Langerhans cells, to deliver the virus to susceptible T-cells. Without this trigger, the Langerhans cells will simply destroy the virus.

“Our findings are interesting from two perspectives. From a public health standpoint, we were finally able to detail the bacterial changes associated with male circumcision,” said Dr. Cindy Liu, Adjunct Professor at the Pathogen Genomics Division at TGen, and the study’s lead author.

“From an ecological perspective, our study shows how phenomena from the macro-world actually scale to the micro level. When you change a macro environment, such as clear cutting a forest, you affect the animals that live there. That’s intuitive. Here we show that changing the penis environment affects the microbes that live there as well.” said Dr. Liu, who also is a member of the Department of Pathology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Currently circumcision among adults is carried out in Africa as a part of the campaign to fight HIV and AIDs. With increasing evidence of health benefits from circumcision, I am seeing more men coming forward to get circumcised voluntarily. These are men who have no medical problems that warrant a circumcision. They simply want to have better hygiene and reduce their risk of infection.

Also read: What Are The Top 7 Reason Men Undergo Circumcision?

At Dr Tan & Partners, we use the Shang Ring Method of circumcision. With this method, there is no need for injections and the procedure is very quick, simple and painless. Only numbing cream is used and after 30 minutes of application, the procedure can commence. The procedure itself takes only 10-15 minutes. Our patients are usually surprised at how painless and quick the procedure is. Most importantly they like how the results look at the end of the day.

Also read: How Does Sutureless Circumcision​ Technique (Shang Ring) Work

Next read: How Is The Adult Circumcision (Foreskin Removal) Procedure Done?

Speak to your doctor if you have any questions regarding circumcision.


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医生对男性包皮环切术的讨论和解释

什么是男性成人包皮环切术?

男性成人包皮环切术, 是在阴茎上去除多余的包皮。

进行包皮环切术的原因有很多。

  • 包皮环切术的好处:
  • 预防龟头炎(阴茎感染)
  • 更好的卫生
  • 降低艾滋病和其他性病的风险
  • 降低尿路感染的风险
  • 预防包茎(无法缩回包皮或且包皮缩回,无法恢复原位)

谁应该割包皮?

在医学方面,有绝对和相对适应症进行手术。包皮环切术只有2种绝对适应证- 瘢痕形成和严重感染。

然而,对于相对适应症,这些是考虑包皮环切术的原因

  • 曾今有过或且或复龟头炎(阴茎感染)的患者
  • 那些无法完全收回包皮的人
  • 那些长而多余的包皮,诱捕尿液和污垢
  • 那些在包皮下积聚污垢的人
  • 包皮过紧,无法收缩的人(包茎)
  • 那些想要降低性病,尿路感染或阴茎癌风险的人
  • 那些有勃起疼痛和不舒服的人

手术如何进行?

我们使用无缝线技术进行手术. 手速过程需要10-15分钟完成。并也在局部麻醉下完成。使用这种技术,与传统的包皮环切方法不同,伤口受保护并且不会撕裂或出血。

手术过后会这么样呢?

我们所有动过环切手术的病人都可以在手术后立即恢复正常活动,不会影响到工作或学习,但是需要减少过度操劳的活动,至少运动大概3周。

在 Dr Tan and Partners(DTAP Clinic)所做的包皮环切手术有很多优点

  • 跟传统手术相比,手术时间从一个小时缩短到十分钟
  • 不需要缝针缝合
  • 手术时间短(约10分钟)
  • 出血最少
  • 能够保存阴茎系带,完好
  • 手术并发症的风险非常低
  • 手速过后的伤口,优秀的美容
  • 动过手术的人满意度高

税前的手术费用$ 1800.00,包括手术后所有的复诊费。

费用不包括第一次的门诊费和药物。这个费用大概$200.00 除了这些之外,没有其他费用。

立即联系我们预订您的健康检查!


在这些诊所提供男性包皮环切术:

  • Dr Tan & Partners @Somerset – +65 6262 0762
  • Dr Tan & Partners @Holland V- +65 6235 1339
  • Dr Tan & Partners @Novena – +65 6397 2095

How Does Sutureless Circumcision​ Technique (Shang Ring) Work

What is Male Adult Circumcision?

Male Adult circumcision is the removal of the excess foreskin from the penis.

There are many reasons to undergo a circumcision procedure. The benefits are listed below.

Benefits of Circumcision:

  • Prevention of balanitis (penile infection)
  • Better hygiene
  • Reduced risk of HIV and other STDs
  • Fewer risk of urinary tract infection
  • Prevention of phimosis (inability to retract foreskin) and paraphimosis (foreskin retracted and unable to return to original position)

Who should get a circumcision?

In medical terms, there are absolute and relative indications for getting a surgery/procedure done such as circumcision. There are only 2 absolute indications for circumcision – scarring and severe infection (BXO).

However, for relative indications, these are the reasons to consider circumcision

  • Those with previous or recurrent balanitis (penile infection)
  • Those unable to retract their foreskin fully to wash
  • Those with long and redundant foreskin, trapping urine and dirt
  • Those with the buildup of whitish “gunk” also known as smegma under the foreskin
  • Those with tight foreskin and unable to retract (phimosis)
  • Those who want to have a reduced risk of STDs, urinary tract infections or penile cancer
  • Those with painful and uncomfortable erections

How is the surgery performed?

We perform the surgery using a sutureless technique where it takes 10-15 mins to perform and is done under local anaesthesia. With this technique, the wound remains protected and does not tear or bleed, unlike the traditional circumcision methods.

What happens after the surgery?

ALL my patients are able to go back to normal activity immediately after the surgery and this should not hinder with your work or study in anyway, however, you will be out of vigorous activity, sports for at least 3 weeks.

There are many advantages to the Circumcision procedure done at Dr Tan and Partners (DTAP Clinic) which include

  • Reduced surgery time from about 1 hour using the conventional method to 10 mins
  • No sutures necessary
  • Short procedure time (around 10 minutes)
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Frenulum preserved
  • Very low risk of complications
  • Excellent cosmesis
  • High satisfaction rate among patients

The cost for the circumcision procedure is $1926.00 and inclusive of follow up reviews.  

Contact us today to book an assessment for your health needs!

Circumcision for adults (>21 years old) is currently only available at our following clinics:


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医生对男性包皮环切术的讨论和解释

什么是男性成人包皮环切术?

男性成人包皮环切术, 是在阴茎上去除多余的包皮。
进行包皮环切术的原因有很多。

  • 包皮环切术的好处:
  • 预防龟头炎(阴茎感染)
  • 更好的卫生
  • 降低艾滋病和其他性病的风险
  • 降低尿路感染的风险
  • 预防包茎(无法缩回包皮或且包皮缩回,无法恢复原位)

割包皮后

谁应该割包皮?

在医学方面,有绝对和相对适应症进行手术。包皮环切术只有2种绝对适应证- 瘢痕形成和严重感染。
然而,对于相对适应症,这些是考虑包皮环切术的原因

  • 曾今有过或且或复龟头炎(阴茎感染)的患者
  • 那些无法完全收回包皮的人
  • 那些长而多余的包皮,诱捕尿液和污垢
  • 那些在包皮下积聚污垢的人
  • 包皮过紧,无法收缩的人(包茎)
  • 那些想要降低性病,尿路感染或阴茎癌风险的人
  • 那些有勃起疼痛和不舒服的人

手术如何进行?

我们使用无缝线技术进行手术. 手速过程需要10-15分钟完成。并也在局部麻醉下完成。使用这种技术,与传统的包皮环切方法不同,伤口受保护并且不会撕裂或出血。

手术过后会这么样呢?

我们所有动过环切手术的病人都可以在手术后立即恢复正常活动,不会影响到工作或学习,但是需要减少过度操劳的活动,至少运动大概3周。
在 Dr Tan and Partners(DTAP Clinic)所做的包皮环切手术有很多优点

  • 跟传统手术相比,手术时间从一个小时缩短到十分钟
  • 不需要缝针缝合
  • 手术时间短(约10分钟)
  • 出血最少
  • 能够保存阴茎系带,完好
  • 手术并发症的风险非常低
  • 手速过后的伤口,优秀的美容
  • 动过手术的人满意度高

税前的手术费用$ 1800.00,包括手术后所有的复诊费。
费用不包括第一次的门诊费和药物。这个费用大概$200.00 除了这些之外,没有其他费用。
立即联系我们预订您的健康检查!


在这些诊所提供男性包皮环切术:

  • Dr Tan & Partners @Somerset – +65 6262 0762
  • Dr Tan & Partners @Holland V- +65 6235 1339
  • Dr Tan & Partners @Novena – +65 6397 2095

Apa itu Sunat?

Sunat pada dewasa adalah memotong kulit yang berlebihan dari penis.


Kapan sunat direkomendasikan?

Sunat telah dilakukan selama ribuan tahun di banyak komunitas di seluruh dunia. Secara medis, sunatjuga merupakan bentuk pengobatan yang direkomendasikan untuk kondisi seperti fimosis (kulup ketat), infeksi berulang pada penis, dan ejakulasi dini.

Apa manfaatnya?

Sunat sudahdilakukan ribuan tahun. Banyak agama bahkan mengharuskan anak laki-laki mereka disunat. Ada banyak sebab mengapa ini sangat dianjurkan dan bahkan wajib bagi sebagian orang.

Manfaatnya seperti berikut:

  • Pencegahan infeksi pada penis
  • Kebersihan yang lebih baik
  • Mengurangi risiko HIV dan infeksi penyakit melunar seksuallainnya
  • Mengurangirisiko infeksi saluran kencing
  • Mencegah fimosis(ketidakmampuan untuk menarik kembali kulup) dan parafimosis(kulup ditarik kembali dan tidak dapat kembali ke posisi semula)

Bagaimana cara kerjanya?

Ada beberapa metode yang biasanya dilakukan untuk orang dewasa.

Di klinik kami, kami melakukan metode cincin Shang (Shang Ring).

Deng ananestesi lokal, Shang Ring akan dimasukkan ke dalam kulup. Kemudian, akan dijepit dari bagian luar dengan penjepit. Kelebihan kulit penis (kulup) di bagian atas cincin akan dilepaskan dengan menggunakan gunting bedah.

Cincin akan tetap pada posisinya, kemudian akan lepas dengan sendirinya setelah 3-4 minggu.

Bisakah saya buang air kecil secara normal?

Anda bisa buang air kecil secara normal. Anda juga bisamandi seperti biasa.

Apa ini berbahaya?

Seperti prosedur bedah lainnya, sunat juga memiliki risiko sendiri.

Risiko potensial termasuk perdarahan, nyeri pada penis, luka dan bengkak/ lebam. Namun, risiko ini amat rendah sekali.

Masih bisakah saya melakukan aktivitas normal?

Setelah selesai prosedur, anda bisa berjalan dengan normal. Tidak perlu dirawat inapdi rumah sakit. Namun anda disarankan untuk mulai berolahraga 4-6 minggu setelah prosedur.

Hubungan seksual dan masturbasi hanya dapat dilanjutkan 4-6 minggu setelah prosedur.

Berapa harganya?

Sunat untuk dewasa (> 21 tahun) saat ini hanya tersedia di Dr Tan dan rekan (DTAP Clinic) @ Somerset.

Biaya tindakan untuk prosedur sunat adalah SGD 1800.00 sudah termasuk kunjungan follow-up, namun belum termasuk obat.

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut silakan email kami di hello@dtapclinic.com

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Penis


8 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Penis

#1 More Than Meets the Eye


Men would be very happy to hear that their penis is actually twice as long as they think it is.
Apparently, more than half the length of the penis is inside the body.
The part of the penis that you don’t see is hidden inside your pelvis and attached to your pubic bone.
If you take a look at an MRI of the penis, you can see that it is shaped like a boomerang.

#2 If the Shoe Fits…

#BigFoot Foot Is Big?!
You know what they say about men with big feet. Is it true though?
A study published in BJU International in 2002 dispelled this myth.
The study found that there is no correlation between shoe size and stretched penile length.
Interestingly, an Iranian study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research in 2007 found that penile length is significantly correlated to age, height and index finger length.

#3 Fracture


We all know that the penis consists of muscle and no bones. And yet penile fracture is a real thing.
Penile fracture happens when in an erect state, the fibrous covering of the corpora cavernosa (erectile tissue) gets ruptured.
It is caused by a rapid blunt force to an erect penis. This usually happens during vaginal intercourse or aggressive masturbation.
When this happens, one might hear a popping or cracking sound followed by a lot of pain and immediate loss of erection.
You will also get a big bruise on the shaft of the penis.

#4 Are You a Grower or a SHOW-er

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I am sure you have heard these terms when describing the penis size. A Grower is one that significantly increases in size compared to its flaccid state.
A show-er is where it already looks significantly big or long when flaccid and doesn’t really change much in size when erect.
A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2016 was looking at changes in penile size when flaccid and erect.
They found that there are no correlation of between the length of a flaccid penis and it’s erect size.
Some may start small and end up large (grower) while some are large when flaccid and only grow a little when erect ( show-er).
An analysis of more than a thousand measurements taken by sex researcher Alfred Kinsey shows that shorter flaccid penises tend to gain about twice as much length as longer flaccid penises.

# 5 Don’t Be So Sensitive

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Studies have shown that as men age, the penis steadily loses sensitivity.
The data showed a clear trend that from the age of 25, sensitivity starts to decline. The sharpest decline is seen between 65 to 75 years old.
This may play a part in difficulty with erection and ejaculation at a later age.
#The thing you didn’t know about your penis.

# 6 You Gotta Work It

Just like any other muscle in your body, in order to improve or maintain the muscle strength and function, you need to exercise it.
To maintain a healthy tone, the smooth muscle of the penis must be periodically enriched with oxygen by the rush of blood that engorges the penis and makes it erect.
In other words, it is encouraged that you have erections, a few times a day.
Even if you don’t have the chance to, your body will cause auto erections when you are sleeping during the REM phase of sleep.

#7 G spot

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 Do you know where your g-spot or most pleasurable zone is?

One study done in 2009, published in the British Journal of Urology International, asked 81 healthy men to rate the erotic sensitivity of different areas of their bodies.
The areas in question included the penis, scrotum, anus, nipples and neck.
The results showed that the underside of the glans and the underside of the shaft received the highest rating for a significant majority of the men in the study.

#8 You’re Growing a Whole Ecosystem

Did you know that your penis is home to a diverse community of bacteria?

Researchers from Translational Genomics Research Institute in Arizona used genetic tests to identify the bacteria that are found on the penis.
Their study showed that there were 42 unique kinds of bacteria inhabiting the skin of the penis.
Another important point to note, after circumcision, the kinds of bacteria found on the penis is fewer compared to before circumcision.
This could explain why circumcised men have lower risks of contracting HIV, STDs and urinary tract infection.

Take Care “Bro”!
#The thing you didn’t know about your penis.



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Penile Surgery: Penile Anatomy & Aesthetic Problems

When we think about men’s health, we recognize the importance of enhancing sexual function and symptom improvement.
Penile anatomy and aesthetic (problems) can affect one’s performance during sexual intimacy, one’s confidence or even one’s partner. These problems may also hinder a couple’s fertility planning.

What are the Conditions & Symtopms?

The symptoms one may experience from penile anatomy or aesthetic problem include painful erections, unable to maintain an erection.
This can also come from problems of a flaccid or soft penis, curved penis or bent penis. Some men may also experience a tight foreskin, inability to retract the foreskin, recurrent foreskin infections (balanitis). Some men may also notice, in the absence of STDs, warts or infections, small bumps on the penis.

Frenulum Breve

Painful Erections can be caused by Frenulum Breve, where the external elastic band of tissue which connects the penis to the foreskin is too short, resulting in the restriction of the foreskin movement. Some people also develop a bent penis during erection as the frenulum pulls down the head.  This condition can also further prevent the full retraction of the foreskin or even tearing of the frenulum causing bleeding and pain during sex or erection.
This problem is treated with a simple painless procedure called a Penile Frenulectomy.

Phimosis

Another cause of a painful erection is Phimosis where the foreskin is too tight and does not allow for a complete retraction to expose the glans penis. This can cause pain during an erection and can cause difficulties during sexual intercourse as well. Furthermore during episodes of pain, one may lose their erection, resulting in an unpleasant sexual experience.
The treatment for Phimosis is Circumcision. There are numerous benefits for Circumcision, such as the prevention of infections, also known as balanitis, and the reduction of sexually transmitted diseases.
Shang Ring is a Circumcision Method that is this painless and quick 15min procedure in this YouTube Video: “How Does Shang Ring Circumcision Work

Peyronie’s Disease

Bent or Curved Penis can be caused by a buildup and growth of fibrous plaque tissue in the penis. These scar tissue can also cause pain during an erection. Bent or curved penis is also known as Peyronie’s disease and results in difficult penetration during intercourse.
Peyronie’s disease is treated with Electroshock wave therapy (ESWT) that breaks down these fibrous plaque tissue allowing for a normal straight erection.

Pearly Penile Papules (PPP)

Small bumps around the penis head but without other sexually transmitted disease symptoms can be a cause for concern to men or their partners. The best way to confirm this is through a clinical assessment by our doctors.
If the diagnosis turns out to be benign pearly penile papules (PPP), then there will be no cause for alarm as this is not an STD and does not get transmitted.
However, some men or their partners will be concerned about these spots as they may look “unsightly and unacceptable”. Although this is an “aesthetic” problem, at DTAP clinic, we understand how this can also affect the sex life between a couple or a man’s confidence.
The definitive treatment of PPP is through electrosurgery which is quick painless and takes about half an hour.
Read: Pearly Penile Papules (PPP) Removal

Erectile Dysfunction

Ultimately, Penile curvature and size have a huge effect on penis’ aesthetic aspect; that is a major concern for most men. This may in turn affect a man’s confidence, performance and ultimately enjoyment of sex.
Last but not least, if erectile dysfunction is a concern as a result of any of the above conditions, you can also address it with more than just pills, but also with ESWT for Erectile Dysfunction.
Penile Rejuvenation with a painless, quick and convenient treatment that restores the natural erection mechanism in a man.
We believe in a holistic approach in addressing men’s health concerns both from the inside and also externally. No two treatments are the same for each man, and a tailored approach; understanding your concerns and addressing your worries will always be our priority.

Take the first step and give us a call to get started on your treatment journey.
Our Andrology Clinic in Singapore focuss not just on the inside but also on the outside, a complete picture. One important aspect easily overlooked is penile health and the related problems that are found externally on the Penis.

Take care.


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