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A 19-year-old member asked:

Why is it that when i get an erection and i pull my my skin back but my head of the penis wont go all out and it starts to hurt ?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Phimosis: Poor hygiene &/or recurrent episodes of infection of the glans (head) &/or prepuce (foreskin) can lead to scarring of preputial opening, leading to pathologic phimosis, the inability to retract the foreskin over the glans. See fp or urologist for evaluation & treatment. Do not force foreskin lest it become caught in the groove behind glans, which may require surgery to correct.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Phimosis: Phimosis is the inability to retract foreskin over glans of penis. Paraphimosis is condition of foreskin remaining stuck in retracted position. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/phimosis for more info. Then go see your family doc for diagnosis & treatment. Some studies suggest topical steroids can help reduce phimosis & reduce need for circumcision.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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