Male Yeast Infection or Genital Warts? (pictures and photos)

Yes, men can get yeast infections too! Male yeast infection (also called candida or candidiasis or male thrush) is one of the things guys can often mistake for genital warts. This is because the bumps can look similar to warts in the early stages before they develop into a full blown red rashy area that can drive you CRAZY with itching!

Here are some of the symptoms and how they develop:

– red rashes (usually itchy) start to appear on the penis head (glans) or the foreskin
– the tip of the penis can start to appear red or swollen
– your penis or foreskin can start to feel “tight”
– pain and maybe even discharges from the penis if you let it get too bad

Male yeast infection can spread to you and develop very quickly after having sex. It’s fast: sometimes it can take less than a couple hours after sex for you to start feeling the signs. And after a day or two you can develop definite red areas and bumps.

Once any of these things start to happen, DO NOT IGNORE IT. If you let this go on for too long, the itching will only get worse and worse to the point where you can’t even sit down and watch TV without the itching and burning driving you NUTS! If you leave it for even longer than that, it can develop into a case of phimosis, which will bring a LOT of pain and make it hard to urinate. It is very important to recognize this early on and start a treatment as soon as possible.

This is NOT something that’s going to go away on it’s own!

Luckily (and this was discovered totally by accident) the genital warts treatment method #1 in my report works surprisingly well against male yeast infection too. So if any of the pictures below roughly match what you can see on yourself right now, then you might want to give my report a try, even though I originally wrote the report specifically for genital warts.

Candida yeast thrive in warm, moist conditions. That’s why your penis (usually under the foreskin) is an ideal atmosphere for the fungus to grow. It’s harder for circumcised men to get a yeast infection, but not impossible. The main reason uncircumcised men get candida more often is because of issues dealing with keeping the area under the foreskin washed and CLEAN. If you’re prone to getting these types of yeast infections after sex, you’ll definitely want to start washing your penis right away after intercourse.

Clean your penis well with a mild, fragrance-free soap. Take special care to make sure that you DRY YOURSELF THOROUGHLY after bathing. It is a good idea to give your penis some ‘air-time’ also. Going commando for awhile after a shower can help. All of these simple steps can help prevent the outbreak of candida in men.

If you are diabetic, you run added risk for a male candida infection or male yeast infection. The urine of diabetic men is often high in sugar if the diabetes is not well controlled. Sugar excreted through the urine provides yeast with food and can promote candida in men with that condition.

Any kind of injury (even small tears or cuts in the skin from sex) can spread a yeast infection to men. If your partner has a problem with dryness when having sex, use some non-petroleum lube to make sure you won’t cause any damage to your penis that could spread a yeast infection. Although it may not seem serious to you, the friction from under-lubricated sex can provide a perfect opportunity for candida infection to take hold.

Male yeast infection can also be transferred from infected women who have dormant yeast. If you have a regular sex partner, it is always best for both of you to follow a yeast infection treatment at the same time (such as method #1 in my Genital Warts Report). That way, you won’t be passing your male yeast infection to her and she won’t spread her female yeast to you.

Here are some photos of male yeast infection so you can see what I’m talking about here. if you’re unsure what you might have, compare these photos to the genital warts pictures on my picture page:

male yeast infection
This is a photo of a male yeast infection at a VERY EARLY STAGE. You can see the parts I’ve circled are the abnormal red spots that shouldn’t be there. The red bumps in the bottom circle are clustered together, which is a formation that could be confused with genital warts.

male yeast infection
This is a photo of the underside of the same penis as above. I’ve circled the areas that are abnormal, indicating a developing early stage male yeast infection.

male yeast infection on the penis head
This picture is a good example of what a male yeast infection can develop into when it’s left untreated for too long. This is very painful and there is no reason to wait around at this point. Get it treated now.

male yeast infection
This is what can happen to the shaft area when male candida gets hold and is left untreated for long enough.

male yeast infection
This picture is a more advanced stage of male yeast infection from the first two – you can clearly see how the small rashy areas have developed into a large raw area that hurts and itches

The bottom line is this: if you feel a male yeast infection coming on, start a treatment immediately. I personally recommend method #1 in the report I wrote on genital warts, because it’s cheap, easy to do, and very effective against this condition.

Also, after you treat a yeast infection with method 1 enough times, it will eventually go away and not come back at all unless you have sex again with a woman who has a yeast issue. That’s more than I can say for a lot of the over-the-counter treatments out there.

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63 Responses to Male Yeast Infection or Genital Warts? (pictures and photos)

  1. Tracy elliott says:

    My fiance penis has swollen and he well not get it checked and I am afraid to have sex with him again and I can’t tell him that.

    • Greg says:

      Hi Tracy,

      There are several different types of things that can cause the penis to swell, so it’s not necessarily warts or an STD, etc. Being unclean for several days, as well as the topic of this article (male yeast infection) can cause it to swell. It could be any number of things, so I’m not sure what to tell you. He should keep the area clean and get it checked by a dermatologist if it keeps up for a number of days.

  2. isnt there some tablets for for yeast infection?

    • Greg says:

      Yes, there are some tablets that are supposed to prevent yeast infection, but from my talks with people (mostly women) who have actually used these, they don’t work very well, if at all. Eliminating sugar from the diet helps too, but won’t completely prevent it. The best yeast infection treatments I’m aware of are all topical, applied directly to the infected area to kill/reduce the yeast.

  3. James says:

    I am currently a senior in high school who never had sex. I occasionally masturbate. I realized I have this little wart looking thing on my foreskin. It doesn’t pop out but its in the skin? It doesn’t hurt. I had it for as long I can remember. It might be because I pulled back my foreskin late, about when I was about 9th or 10th grade. I was just wondering if this is serious or not. There is nothing on the tip.

    • Greg says:

      In a lot of these cases where a guy has never had sex but is around high school to college age, the new bump(s) usually turn out to be something such as fordyce spots. So what I would do is go do some searches on Google Images for a lot of varied photos of what fordyce spots look like and compare that to what you have. Chances are very likely that’s what it is. If it’s fordyce, then it’s just naturally forming and nothing to be concerned about.

  4. lakshmanan says:

    i have male thrush for past 5 years. i ashamed to tell this infection to doctor. but now only i knows tat is fungal diseases. how can i control this infection. prescribe some medicine for this.

    • Greg says:

      I am not a doctor and therefore do not “prescribe” anything, however I have experienced a mild form of this before and discovered by accident (just by experimentation) that method 1 in my warts report does have a positive effect on eliminating male yeast infection. For some of the very bad cases, it may not be enough alone, but it can certainly help. You could give that a try and let me know your results, as I would be very interested.

      Thank you.

  5. Akin says:

    Hello Greg! I have been having a lot of symptoms for the past 8 years now! I am always very weak and tired! Have a lot of pains in all my joints! Have swollen lymp node on my neck! Always treating thypoid and malaria! I am also having a wormlike movement all over my body! Just like a vibration! I I discovered that anytime I have sex with a lady, she always complain of abdominal pains either during sex or immediately after sex! Then later on she will begin to develop just the same symptoms like mine! I ve gone for Hiv test more than 10 times and all result is negative! I went for an std test and it was confirmed dat I had candida infection! They gave me some antibiotics which I took! But it all worsen the whole situation! Please I need some help from you

    • Greg says:

      Hi Akin,

      This sounds like a lot more complicated situation than the norm, so if you’d like to talk about it in greater detail, please e-mail me directly. I’ll go ahead and e-mail you right now and then write me back at your convenience.

      • Sheila Weber says:

        I have a friend that is having the same exact symptoms..i told him I’d research for a similar case…please explain what is wrong??

        • Greg says:

          Hi Sheila,

          Unfortunately this person never emailed me to explain further. Most of those symptoms are beyond the scope of what is normal for genital warts and male yeast infection, so I can’t be of much help with regards to bad cases of candida. However, there do appear to be quite a few diets and supplements out there that can help someone get over candida. I’d say go look up what those are exactly and experiment with them. My main expertise is only in treating genital warts and molluscum contagiosum.

    • Ptimmy says:

      Hello Akin,

      Did you find a solution to this type of issue?


  6. sammy singh says:

    hiii… since i retracted my foreskin i can see that there is a white layer film like on the penis glans.. it is not smegma for sure coz i have washed enough for 2 years now..the above picture similarize my condition although no red dots or bumps..there are some red area in my glans mixed with white what might be my condition? and also there is unpleasnt odour at times

    • Greg says:

      Hi Sammy,

      Usually when guys get a white film like that it’s just a cleanliness issue and will resolve itself after a shower or two, but since you’ve said you washed a lot during the last 2 years, this is something a bit more serious. If you go to my contact page and email me from there, I might be able to help, but this does not sound wart related to me.

  7. aryan says:

    hi i am 21 male..i was able to retract my foreskin two years ago..since that day i saw my glans colour as whitish and some red in between..i thought it was smegma and tried to wash it off and never really anything went doesnot hurt either but there are itchiness often at my foreskin when goes off after itchiness on glans..there is also always a unpleasant sir what might be my condition? in some website a person told me that it might be leukoplakia..i dont think so because it has some red rashes and unpleasant odour..

    • Greg says:

      You sound very similar to the other post from Sammy. Now that you mention leukoplakia I did a search for that and learned more of what you’re referring to. Yes that would be a lot more serious case if it were that and I personally do not have experience with it and it’s not related to warts, so I’m not really sure how I can help with that. My main expertise at this point in time is with genital warts and molluscum contagiosum.

  8. j.a says:

    hi im 28male and i think i got yeast infection, its painfil to retrackt my foreskin and got like a smal blister like thingy on my skin under my penis. and then theres like brownish color liquid coming out. to shy to see docter isnt there something i can do ?

    • Greg says:

      Hi JA,

      It’s unclear what you might have so I am not sure whether my report can help you or not. For example, if that blister is a herpes blister, then my report will not work for you at all. The main things I know how to treat are warts, molluscum, and occasionally yeast infection if it’s not too crazy bad. So yes if it were a male yeast infection, then I could help. What I would recommend is to email me personally from my contact page on the site and we’ll go from there. See a previous post on here recently where I gave the direct contact link to another person

  9. venky says:

    I am 28yr I am unprotect sex 2yr ago
    started itching, burning, irtation. I am testing for std but nagative but symtoms not go .
    I take lots of antibiotics but not use pleas help me any sugesion

    • Greg says:

      Typical STD tests that take a blood sample will NOT detect things like HPV/genital warts, male yeast infection, or molluscum. That’s because those things are not in the blood; they are only in the skin.

      It’s impossible for me to tell you what you may have based on a simple description like that, but one thing you could do is start testing my methods to see if any of them produce a change in how it looks. Then once you hit upon the right method, all you have to do is keep up the treatment regimen until it goes away, the time of which can vary a lot from person to person. But getting the changes in how they look is the first vital step.

      This site you’re on now is my older site about warts – my newer one which is a lot better and offers a 50 minute instructional video in addition to my report is at:

  10. simion says:

    my genital foreskin had a rash which the doctor said was a genital wart. He tried to treat it with different medication but its not healing.He has now suggested that I go for operation but am afraid. what should I do?

    • Greg says:

      Hi Simion,

      In most cases, a person does not need an operation for this sort of thing. They may just be looking for an excuse to write up a big bill to someone, either you or an insurance company. My methods are MUCH cheaper than that and if they work in your case, then you’ve just saved yourself a lot of hassle. You can always resort to more serious/expensive types of treatments later if you need to, but most people don’t need that sort of thing to get rid of this effectively. If you use the contact page on my main site (below) I’ll be happy to answer your questions in more detail privately:

  11. Lume says:

    Hello mate I’ve got almost the same as the picture one for the yeast infection how can I get rid off this

    • Greg says:

      Hi Luke,

      The main 2 methods in my report can SOMETIMES help eliminate that kind of infection, depending on how severe it is. If it’s too bad, then you might need a different treatment which I can help you with if you get my report and try the main method first and see how that affects it. That’s where I would start as a first step to experiment with effects. Sometimes treating these various kind of bumps is a process of experimentation and elimination and I guide people through that process with my reports and email support. Also look up molluscum contagiosum to make sure it’s nothing like that. I have a separate report on molluscum, which requires a totally different treatment.

      Thank you,

  12. cristian says:

    Hi Im having symptoms of some infection in my penis head. First I had it before 6 years and til now may I had it 6 times. Only first two times I had itching.. I have visited doctor many times and took blood and urine tests for almost 6 times. But all are negative. The last test I took is before two weeks. Now I’m married for 2 years. I avoid having sex if have red spots. Luckily till now my wife didn’t get infection. I’m confused abt wat infection is dis.. Need ur advice. I’m trying for a baby too. I’m afraid it Wil affect my baby

    • Greg says:

      Hi Cristian,

      Blood and urine tests will not detect HPV warts; only a skin tissue sample sent off to a lab will do that and since that is time consuming and expensive, most doctors will not do it and will instead just look at the area and give their opinion. Sometimes their opinion is good and based on real experience and other times it is just a guess and is almost worthless. Just depends on the doctor and his or her real life experience in dealing with genital warts. Anyway, it is possible what you have is either male yeast infection or even molluscum contagiosum. It can be very hard to tell the difference between all of these. Please email me privately and if you want you can send a picture and I might be able to give you my personal opinion as to what it looks like.

      This site you posted on is my older genital warts site. Please message me from my newer site here:

  13. Canadian guy anon says:

    I just want to thank you so much for posting this! No where else online have I seen such a clear explanation and images of a male yeast infection! What a huge relief. Thank you!!

  14. Ryder says:

    Hi, i have similar red spots on shaft of my penis and one red spot on the tip. I never had and unprotected sex or oral on me. But i frequently masturbate. I noticed them 2 days ago after the day i masturbated. I have no itching or any sort of pain. I so worried about them

    • Greg says:

      Hi Ryder,

      I’m not sure. If you’ve never had unprotected sex or oral and there is no itching or pain, it could just be something kinda random and harmless that will go away on its own soon. But I don’t know what to tell you about what it could be.

      • Ryder says:

        Hi, i remember a girl gave me oral for just few seconds. I didn’t allow her to do it after. I’m not sure wether she is infected or not. I even kissed her but my mouth is allright, and the red spots on my penis shaft doesn’t itch or pain but the tip of the penis started itching sometimes in plce where there is no lump

  15. Ryder says:

    Can a yeast infection lump cause pain when touched ?

    • Greg says:

      It is possible, yes. Just depends on how bad it is and how sensitive the skin is in that area. If you have any other questions, please just contact me directly and not use the comments section here on the site. I’m trying to keep this open to new questions and not have long strings of the same conversation which would confuse new people reading the site trying to find answers. Thank you.

  16. lovey says:

    hi. I have red swollen rashes on my penis and a little thick boil on my penis. I have also noticed a little lump in the sac of my testis just above the balls.. please, what do you think it is? I am seriously worried.

    • Greg says:

      There’s no way for anyone to tell what it is by just reading a description like that. There are a lot of different conditions that can look like that. You either need to go get checked out by a dermatologist or you can contact me directly from my main site and email me more info and I can give you my personal opinion based on that.

  17. mahmood says:

    Sir . I have pin size bloody pustules on the tip of penis .these appear and are painful .and disappear after two or three weeks if I press very tightly the fresh blood oozes but when these become dry ,become like a pin size scare and then are removed. occuring from lasst three years sir what is the treatment or permanent solution Thanks Mahmood

    • Greg says:

      Hi Mahmood,

      I’m not sure if these types of bumps are related to warts or molluscum, so I may not be able to help clear them away. But I would need to see exactly what you’re referring to to know for sure. If you could go to my main site and email me from there using the Contact Greg form, I’ll reply and we can go from there.

    • mahmood says:

      Sir I have observed very closely these are not bumps , warts or molluscum because I am a health worker and teach to paramedics in a institute. I have this problem more than three years .these are pinhead sized small black looking spots .but painful from starting and on pressing blood oozes from their opening head. I used a chemical that is perhaps a strong acid but I do not clearly know about its action. It burns the skin and tissues from these arise but after three or four months re-appear again. the chemical name is WARTS REMOVER. I never had a sex with any woman or man EXCEPT MY WIFE. the symptoms of any viral or bacterial infections do not resemble to it. these are sometime one ,two ,three and due to those I feel pain and difficulty in maintaining sexual life. Sir I have doubt about the herpes simplex infection, because I have this infection on my upper lip appearing since childhood after any fever frequently. a herbal medicine expert advised me to take vitamin C for atleast six months and asked to observe its episode again. may I have to continue or to take any other medicne . Sir give your opinions plz
      thanks .Mahmood

      • Greg says:

        Ok, thank you for providing more detail. Since these are not related in any way to warts or molluscum (which is my main area of expertise) then I’m not sure I can help you. The methods in my report may or may not work on this and I really have no idea if they would be worth trying on this type of thing. My guess is that the wart remover you tried was some form of salicylic acid solution and it’s only removing the top part and leaving the source intact which is why they keep coming back within 3 or 4 months. I am not sure if the vitamin C dosage will be enough to help. Usually in cases like these, a strong topical solution of some kind is needed to directly attack the source. However it may require a lot of self experimentation to find out what will be effective for the long term. That is exactly what I had to do to myself back when I was working to find a permanent cure for molluscum contagiosum back in late 2014. Eventually, I found it, but it took a lot of expense and trial and error.

  18. ryan says:

    i feel some pain in my anus when I go for long call and when I look at the mirror i see something like a pimple and after 4 days I feel relieved from pain…its now the second time after around one month ago…please help me get a solution

    • Greg says:

      Hi Ryan,

      It’s difficult for me to say what that might be based on that description. It might be as simple as an occasional ingrown hair or it could be something else.

      Other than a visual exam or tissue sample at a dermatologist, or comparing photos online, the only other way I know of to test is to soak the area in some white vinegar for a few minutes and see if anything turns white. Either the bump itself or a patch of skin. This isn’t foolproof but sometimes it can detect warts.

      The other way is to try one of the treatments in my report and see if it goes away, which some people prefer because it feels better to be doing something about it than just waiting around for something more to develop (or go away on its own)




    • Greg says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Please take off your caps lock or I can not approve any other comments since all caps is very distracting for people to read. Anyway, to answer your question, both men and women can get yeast infections although it is more common in women. Men can get it from women, even if the woman does not have an active infection herself because she may be tolerant to a certain kind of bacteria that could affect the man more negatively with visible bumps, rashyness and problems. I have no idea how he got the yeast infection, but if you get my report and follow method 1 in it, it may do well at clearing it up to get the skin back to normal. I did not write my report for the purpose of yeast infections, but sometimes this can work regardless.

      Thank you,

  20. Dan says:

    Hi there. I have a yeast infection that is going on over three years now. been to doctors dermitoligist and the prescriptions have not worked for me. went on a no sugar diet for a bout a year. lost 40 lbs and scared me half to death. still no change. spent a lot of money on over the conter stuff and powders and still no change. consipation was daily for me.The itching the burning its awfull not to mention no sex life………. The one day i was thinking on gut balance and vitamins…. so i went and got a blender and started making garbage smoothies. i have just about all you can think of in one drink. veggies fruit you name it. all the fiber is making go. and i feel much better. now i use the over the counter spray for jock itch and drink my smoothies my yeast infection is really looking good. thing it will be gone soon. Its a slow process but seems to be working.

  21. adeel says:

    I am having whiteness on penis shaft, it comes and goes since 1 year.I have no pain a bit irritation sometimes.What it is.Can i do intercourse.

    • Greg says:

      That is difficult to say, because it all depends on what this “whiteness” is exactly and what it looks like. It could be several different things. It could be harmless. I can only give my personal opinion, but if you value what my personal opinion is, then feel free to email me directly from my main site and I’ll be happy to assist in figuring out what this might be. The link to my main site is close by elsewhere in these comments when I responded to other people.

  22. Royseph says:

    So after multiple times of having sex with my girlfriend, im talking abouy over 5 months and unprotected ar that I noticed a painful bump on my penile shaft. When I went to look it looked like a big ads pimple, so I go to squeeze and it hurts I finally just squeeze so hard that it pops and blood starts to come out. I’m scared of what this might be. Also I don’t know if it has to do anything with the sed I had but this us the first time I’ve noticed it. I also have little white bumps on penile shaft but they are unable to pop and so small and painless that I don’t even notice that they are there. Cab you please help me?!

    • Greg says:

      The little white bumps might be either fordyce bumps OR it is possible they could be molluscum contagiosum, which can look very much like fordyce in its early stages. The big pimple-like bump could be several different things ranging from as harmless as an ingrown hair, to a wart, to molluscum. It’s not possible to tell just based off a description like you gave. Sometimes it’s not even possible to tell from a picture of the bump(s) but it can help a lot to see what you’re referring to. Send me a message via the “Contact Greg” link on my main site if you’d like to get a more detailed personal opinion on what this might be.

      My main site is not this one you are on right now, it is THIS one:

  23. Solomon says:

    Hi Greg,I have small pimps croached together at the bottom of my penis.At first they never hurt now is 6yrs.They hurt esp wen having sex and my urethra itchy I fil lyk scrubbing it with sand paper worse is that I experience abdominal pain and my stomach is ever constipated I can’t eat break,lunch and super consecutively.What is the disease and it’s cure.

  24. Navin Bisht says:

    Hi Greg, i am suffering from Yeast infection from last one week,i need your help to cure it

    • Greg says:

      Hi Navin,

      My report is not really written for yeast infections but it can sometimes work for them, I’ve heard from other people in the past. If you decide to get my report and give it a try for that purpose, please let me know how it works out.

  25. Jen says:

    Hi, I would like to know what happened to my husband. He had some small bumps at the genital areas but not on the penis. The penis is healthy and fine. After he shaved it, those bumps are getting slightly smaller. He does not feel any itchiness or pain. However, he started to feel a little bit of itchiness at the genital area. Could this be a yeast infection or it could be razor or ingrown hair?

    • Greg says:

      Hi Jen,

      It could be several different things and it’s hard to say for sure. It could be infected follicles from ingrown hairs as you said, or it could be molluscum contagiosum (especially if they have a white center). Male yeast infection is usually formed on the penis itself, so that is unlikely here.

  26. Wayne says:

    I had a small cluster of bumps with clear fliud on the neck of my penis or foreskin (Im circumcised)..the fluid relieved itself and then i developed skin discoloration shortly skin is smooth but definitely and considerably lighter in the spots where the bumps irritating..but definitely skin discoloration and it’s been like this for about 4 months almost..can you possibly help me with some information

    • Greg says:

      Hi Wayne,

      Since it seems to have resolved itself, just keep an eye on the area for now and make sure nothing tries to come back. Those sound more like random blisters than warts or anything I commonly deal with as a result of helping people through my site and report. For example, I once had a strange cluster of clear blisters like that form on my stomach literally overnight. Took a couple weeks of calamine lotion and they were gone, never to return. There was absolutely no reason for them to form suddenly like that, but it can happen apparently.

  27. Jack Lancaster says:

    I have new dark red bumps under my penis. None of them have turned yellow or white or blistered. They started to go away after about 3 days, but now there are different red dots around my penis. None of them itch, burn or tingle like most of the herpes information says. They dont look like any of the pixtures of herpes on the internet, and the main portion of dark red somethinfs is located on the foreskin. I don’t think it’s herpes, but I don’t know what to do or what it could be. Being that it’s the holidays, no doctors are available and I’m afraid the symptoms will go away by the time I can get an appointment. Any thoughts are extremely helpful.

    • Greg says:

      Hi Jack,

      I’m not really sure what that may be. Other than a visual exam or tissue sample at a dermatologist, or comparing photos online, the only other way I know of to test is to soak the area in some white vinegar for a few minutes and see if anything turns white. Either the bump itself or a patch of skin. This isn’t foolproof but sometimes it can detect warts.

      The other way is to try one of the treatments in my report and see if it goes away, which some people prefer because it feels better to be doing something about it than just waiting around for something more to develop (or go away on its own)

  28. Wayne says:

    One more seems as if the discoloration is slightly spreading minimally to a spot that had no bumps on it..what do you recommend??..

  29. Cristian says:

    Hey thanks for this article…. I have all the symptoms of male yeast infection but I’m feel like it’s hsv my gland look like this…. [Google search for herpes on penis]

    • Greg says:

      Hi Cristian,

      There are a lot of different pictures that come up when doing that Google search. Probably the best way to look into this further would be to email me from my main site (using the Contact Greg link at the top) and when I reply you can show me an example of the picture it looks most like and that way we’d narrow it down from all those different pictures on Google.

      My main site is here:

  30. soft says:

    hi. I have a white rash on the skin of my penis. I tried taking meds but it will not clear. it doesn’t itch or burn.

    • Greg says:

      It’s hard to say with just a very simple text description, but if you email me from my main site, we can talk about it and I’ll try to help.

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