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Fitness, Sports, Money-Nuff Said
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Man Poll Number 1:

If you had to choose a
woman to sleep with other
than your wife or girlfriend,
who would it be?

Top Choices (So far):

Jessica Alba        79%
Eva Mendez           0%
Jessica Biehl          0%
Beyonce                11%
Rihanna                11%

Man Poll Number 2:

Should Eliot Spitzer Have
Resigned for Sleeping With

No        64%
Yes        36%

Man Poll Number 3:

Is Barack Obama manly
enough to be

No                73%
Yes                  26%

Believe It or Not --- Your Penis Can
Get Tuberculosis

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October 18, 2017
By Susan Callahan, Contributing Columnist

Quick question -- what is the most common infection in the
world?  The answer, surprisingly to those of us in the US, is
"tuberculosis".  Tuberculosis typically attacks the lungs and
can lead to death. But did you know that tuberculosis is an
opportunistic infection, capable of infecting every organ in
your body. TB can, in fact, attack your penis. What are the
symptoms of penile tuberculosis? How do you treat penile

A Quick Refresher on Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is caused by "Mycobacterium tuberculosis", a
species of bacteria. You typically pass TB by coughing or
sneezing, singing, laughing or spitting.

Today, tuberculosis is rare in the US. In the United States TBs
is found in only 3 out of every 100,000 people.

And of those 3 out of 100,000 found to have tuberculosis,
two of them (66%) of them are foreign-born, according to
the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Asians
have the highest rates of tuberculosis in the US, with 18.2 TB
cases per 100,000, Blacks or African Americans have a low
rate of 5 per 100,000 and whites have a minuscule rate of 0.6
people per 100,000.

But elsewhere in the world, tuberculosis is still very much a
common affliction.   Asian has the highest incidence of TB in
the world, according to the World Health Organization, with
4.7 million cases in 2015, followed far behind by Africa, with
57% of Asia's total at 2.72 million cases, then 1.59 million in
the Western Pacific and 749,000 in the Eastern
Mediterranean, 323,000 in Europe and only 268,000 in all of
the American hemisphere countries (North America, South
America, Central America and Caribbean) combined.

Worldwide, the charity Global Health education in the UK
estimates that there were 9 million new cases of TB
diagnosed in 2013. Wrap your mind around that. These  
million new cases were on top of the existing cases of TB.

TB can of course travel from areas of the world with high
numbers of cases to areas of the word with low numbers of
cases. For example, Germany experienced an increase of
29%  in active tuberculosis cases following its decision to
admit 1 million refugees in 2015. Still, the overall incidence of
TB cases in Germany remains relatively low at 7.3 cases per
100,000, according to "Report on the Epidemiology of
Tuberculosis in Germany - 2015" from the Robert Koch

How Does the Penis get Tuberculosis?

Penile tuberculosis spreads to the penis when someone with
active tuberculosis coughs, spits or otherwise makes contacts
with the penis. You can transmit TB to your penis by not
washing your hands after you cough into them and then
touching your penis with your hands.

Oral sex can also spread tuberculosis to your penis of course.
All it takes is having the saliva of someone wit active TB
coming into contact with your penis.

Contaminated Clothing Can Spread TB to the Penis

One overlooked way to spread TB is by contact with
contaminated clothing. Someone with active TB can spread
the bacterium to his or her clothing, according to the 2015
study from the UK's North Manchester General Hospital. If
that clothing comes into contact with your nose, mouth, penis
or any other gland of your body, TB can infect you.

For this reason, it is important to not to carelessly handle
even the clothing of people with this disease.

What Are the Symptoms of Penile Tuberculosis?

When TB infects your lungs, the symptoms include a wet,
hacking cough, coughing up blood, feeling weak and/or
losing weight without trying, fever and night sweats.

Tuberculosis is a vicious disease. When someone dies of TB,
they in effect drown as their lungs are eaten from the inside
out by the disease. Not a pretty thought.

Penile TB is no less awful. When Tb infects the penis, the
tissues can become nephrotic, meaning they die. Literally, the
meat of the penis rots.

The earlier stages of penile TB have varying symptoms. One
of the few studies on penile TB was completed in 2015 by Dr.
Anthony Kodzo-Grey Venyo of North Manchester General
Hospital in the UK.

The UK study warns that penile tuberculosis mimics many
other conditions, including mimics
penis cancer,
granulomatous syphilis penile ulcer,
genital herpes simplex,
granuloma inguinale, and HIV infection.

The first signs can be a small bump which can be painful or
painless. You may also see a mass on your penis which grows
over time, your penis may swell. You may or may not
erectile dysfunction as a result of your symptoms.

How Do You Treat Penile TB?

Modern treatment of TB involves giving courses of anti-biotic
to kill the bug. Rifampicin is the penicillin of choice in most
cases as a first line of attack. Unfortunately, many people
have become resistant to rifampicin or other drugs used to
fight TB.  These cases of drug-resistant TB are growing at an
alarming rate around the world.

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