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A 16-year-old male asked:

I'm 16 and i believe myself to have phimosis.i am unable to have the foreskin move back,flaccid or erect, and wondering about circumcision?

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Dr. Faisal Ahmed
Specializes in Urology
Good idea: You may want to consider a steroid cream application first before jumping straight to circumcision.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can help: A pediatrician or a urologist can help loosen and stretch the foreskin (and teach a patient how to work on it at home). If that is tried for a while, and without success, then a patient can ask the urologist what the different surgical options are. There are surgical ways to loosen the foreskin without cutting it off.

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Last updated May 19, 2017

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