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A 40-year-old member asked:

what to do if i cannot pull my foreskin back easily?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
You have phimosis: Foreskin is too tight to retract fully, or you have a tight frenulum (web on underside of penile glans). Means you have difficulty in keeping your penis claen &/or sex might be uncomfortable or painful. Thus advise to consult urologist about either course of prescription steroid cream to correct this problem, circumcision or division of peinle freulum.
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: If long tight non-retractable foreskin has bothered your sexual function, led to topical irritation from recurrent inflammation/infection, and interfered topical hygiene, circumcision is its surest solution. For adults, trying topical steroid cream for 2-3 months under professional guidance and supervision is optional although such has been discussed and favored by some.
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Phimosis: Foreskin that is hard to retract Foreskin is too tight to retract fully is called phimosis.This can make sex painful and also cause issues with cleanliness. You can consult with a urologist, sometimes steroid cream can be trialled if appropriate otherwise circumcision .

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A 52-year-old male asked:

What do I have to do to get my foreski back?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Not possible: If you had a circumcision, there is no way to reverse it. There is also no reason to do so.
A 19-year-old male asked:

Single red bump on this inside of my foreskin when i pull it back. What is it?

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Dr. Robert Bennett
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FORESKIN: It could be yiest. This is common in diabetics. It should be looked at by a dermatologist or urologist to confirm and treat.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can't pull my foreskin back. What could be wrong?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.
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A 66-year-old male asked:

I am 66 years old. My foreskin has recently become tighter and more difficult to pull back. Is this a normal sign of ageing or should I be concerned?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Be concerned.: This is called phimosis. Normally, the foreskin should always be comfortably retractable over the head of the penis. There may be an infection that has caused this skin to contract - it may be painful or impossible to retract the foreskin if you ignore it. Circumcision would be the worst-case scenario. See your family practitioner for an evaluation and treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get all feeling back if you restore foreskin?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Not the same: Foreskin restoration does not return normal sensation.

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