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how do I push back the foreskin on my penis

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Variable: But generally you should be able to do so if you are slow, gentle and careful. If you have concerns, see your doctor or a urologist.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Phimosis: Need to consult a urologist. Might respond to prescription strength steroid cream or require circumcision or prepucioplasty. Certainly should not be l ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: The foreskin can be in any position it wishes to be. There is no medical issue unless the skin is reddened or inflamed, and thus stays rolled back be ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Phimosis: Phimosis, is a condition in males where the foreskin cannot be fully retracted over the glans penis. A urologist would be best to treat this for you. ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Go to see the surgeon who performed circumcision for you if available. What you described may be just some foreskin adhesion onto glans penis, which m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Irritation: This sounds like it could be some form of contact dermatitis. If you are using latex condoms you may have developed an allergy to them. There are al ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Balanitis, phimosis: Tight foreskin means that smegma can collect under the skin and irritate the glans . Inner surface of foreskin and glans can also get inflammed. A tig ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Again, one has to know if this red spot appears all the time or at the moment of pulling back foreskin. After detailed history + inspection, the docto ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Several things: First, it's not uncommon to have some pigment changes related to a surgery like a circumcision. If that's truly the case, you are better of just lear ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
See ur Dr/Urologist: There is a chance the tightening is due to a fungal infection or skin change that may be amenable to topical steroid and/or antifungal. Pain suggests ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Gianitsos
33 years experience Urology
A urologist can help: If you can break the adhesion by gently pealing back the foreskin, then you may wish to see a urologist who may be able to by using a topical anesthet ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Not a problem: That is not a problem. If the foreskin will retract and is not too tight it should be fine.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Puling back "tight" inflamed foreskin will irritate the nerve-endings in the already sensitized foreskin with additional mechanical tightness. Thereby ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: It depends upon how much the bend is. Generally a small curve is benign. There's no real reason to pull your foreskin all the way back anyway. If you' ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible std: Irritation can be caused by the simple things like yeast or more worrisome a sexually transmitted disease. If you are or have in the past been sexual ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelvin White
32 years experience Family Medicine
See provider: You need to be examined and tested for STD, especially syphilis. Not normal. see provider PCP or urologist
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emerson Knight
47 years experience Urology
Probably need circ: If you cannot retract it at all and have symptoms like recurrent infections of the foreskin or head of your penis or you have post void dribbling urin ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
... in moderation: Everything in moderation. That means don't overdo anything. Too much squashing a penis, too much nose-blowing, too much snow-shoveling, too much bicyc ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Leave it alone: Give your penis a break until the scratch fully heals, and then don't be so vigorous.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Phimosis: Your foreskin is too tight to slip back over head of penis. Hopefully skin isn't getting swollen. This would be paraphimosis which is a urologic emerg ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Keep it clean: Keep it clean and let it heal. (ouch!)
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Acne: Antibacterial washes such as otc benzoyl peroxide may be applied in the shower, left on for 30 seconds and will "wash down" the back . Oral antibioti ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Stretch marks: Treatment may fade the appearance. Retina a, micro derma abrasions and laser therapy are the treatment

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