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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.

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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?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
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?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Not the same: Foreskin restoration does not return normal sensation.
A 16-year-old male asked about a male:

So my friends foreskin won't go back even when pulled on he said it feels chapped how do you think he could fix this fact?

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
Foreskin irritation: I would recommend a visit to your doctor. If the foreskin is not retracting (easily pulling back without any pain) there may be some inflammation or scarring. This can become a problem if the foreskin retracts behind the head of the penis and cannot be pulled back. It can affect the circulation to the head of the penis, which may result in damage to that area.

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