Revealing the Causes of Fishy Penis Odor

By on   Last Modified: April 20, 2015

At some point, women or men get to have a fishy smell down there. We may get worried at times since a foul smell is usually an indication that something is wrong. But it’s not just because of health concerns that worries us, it’s also the fact that the stench is a turn-off. Since men take pride in their ability to satisfy women, it is completely humiliating for them to have an unpleasant odor from their penes, usually described as fishy.

The fishy smell from the penis will be a stumbling block for any men to achieve a good sex life. At first, the problem just seems to be because of poor hygiene habits. It is a valid reason, but there is more to it than just an effect of poor hygiene. The causes behind the unpleasant penis odor will lay in this article, so check it out

What Brings About Fishy Penis Odor?

  • Smegma
    Smegma is a thick white matter that is a combination of shed skin cells and sebum. In males, it is found in the area between the foreskin and the glans penis. As a matter of fact, it is normal to have this secretion in the genitals, as it serves for lubrication during sex. But it becomes a problem when it builds up as it may give off a fishy smell from the penis. This happens because bacteria thrive and flourish in moist environments such as the smegma.
  • Balanitis
    This refers to the redness or inflammation of the head or foreskin of the penis. Balanitis usually affects men who are uncircumcised which can be caused by the accumulation of penis smegma or, a result of poor hygiene. Symptoms of such condition include itching, soreness, burning sensation and a smelly penis discharge.
  • Yeast Infection
    Yeast infection could also cause the fishy smell of the penis. Yeast is present even in the healthiest bodies, but with a compromised immune system yeast will rapidly grow uncontrollably. Yeast infections can cause an unpleasant smell in the genitals, together with itching, cheesy discharge, and burning. It can also be transmitted to another person through sexual contact.
  • Urinary Tract Infection
    That’ foul smell from the penis could also come from the foul smelling urine caused by urinary tract infection or UTI. UTI is caused by a bacterial invasion, usually E. coli, in the urinary system.
  • Ketonuria
    This refers to the condition where the urine contains ketone bodies. This could result from starvation or could be a manifestation of Type 1 Diabetes, and this could lead to strong smelling urine.

How Can You Get Rid Of It?

First off, it is important to maintain a proper hygiene, and that entails regular cleaning of the body. One should also avoid harsh cleansers or soap as they disturb the normal levels of pH in the genital areas. Practicing healthy sex habits will also be helpful in keeping you from getting diseases related to sex organs. If the odor does not go away even with regular cleaning with soap and water, it is best to consult a doctor for diagnosis.

 
Author

Expert Author : Lisiana Carter (Consumer Health Digest)

Lisiana Carter, PhD in health is a health expert. Who has studied numerous health topics and manage to beat menopause, mens health and colon health naturally. She is contributing to ConsumerHealthDigest.com since 2011.

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