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A 22-year-old male asked:

My frenulum tore during sex a few months ago and is still quite sore. i went to a urologist who recommended a circumcision. is that too much for this?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Torn frenulum: If there is a flap of skin, perhaps just that can be removed; however, the urologist had the advantage of seeing the damage; so his recommendation may be the one to follow. Other option is to get second opinion from another urologist.
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Circ might work: Circumcision would possibly eliminate the redundant skin on the frenulum.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Too much: All you need is is a frenulotomy or frenuloplasty which is a simple procedure which can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. Good formula is:- apply of 4% Lidocaine cream, 30 minutes later inject a little novocaine, which will be painless. Then incise frenulum transversely ; suture it vertically. Takes care of problem ; preserves foreskin ; all without pain.

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