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What to do if foreskin grows back after circumcision

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
I don't see how: I don't see how it will. When you cut something off, how can it grow back?
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Dr. Kristin Kozakowski
18 years experience Urology
Steroid cream: The foreskin will not grow back, but occasionally, adhesions can form between the shaft skin and the head of the penis following a circumcision, this ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Gently Retract: The foreskin really does not grow back, but what is left can stretch towards it's former place.Gentle retraction prevents any problems.

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
See answer : Phimosis refers to the inability to adequately retract the distal foreskin over the glans penis. One to five percent of males will have nonretractible ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Steroids/dorsal slit: Two treatment options: 1) steroid cream apply twice daily to narrowest part of foreskin whilst retracting gently. 0.1% Betamethasone or kenalog (tria ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
It can be done: Where there's a will, there's a way, as the old saying goes. First, one needs to find a primary care doctor or urologist who has an interest in this i ... Read More
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Prepucium : Try to retract it a little at a time several times a day when going to urinate or after showering( do not force it completely down to the crown of gla ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No exercises: Physically stretching a tight foreskin over the penile glans can only lead to skin splitting, then scarring and ending up with a worse problem. Steroi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Post op care: Most of the doctors here will defer these surgery questions to the doctor providing care in person. It sounds normal, but any concerns must be raised ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Han
22 years experience Urology
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, circumcision will not increase the size of your penis. Furthermore, by removing the foreskin, your penis may actually appear shorter t ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faisal Ahmed
Specializes in Urology
Good idea: You may want to consider a steroid cream application first before jumping straight to circumcision.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karina Contreras Lopez
Specializes in General Practice
Circumcision.: Yes, it will remove the foreskin completely avoiding this problem. However, you should go see a urologist first just to make sure what the exact probl ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: But a man can become obese enough that the whole penis is hidden in the fat pads.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: There is a risk of swelling of the glans with circulation impairment if left back too long (aka: paraphimosis, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/parap ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
No problem: You should be able to do that if you are uncircumcised and healthy.

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