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A 19-year-old male asked:

I think i have phimosis. im able to retract foreskin completely when the penis is flaccid, but the problem occurs during erection. during erection im able to retract only 1/4th of my foreskin over glans. what should i do? i dont want cicumcision.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Consult a urologist: There are things they can do to treat this without doing a complete traditional circumcision. You need to consult a urologist to find out your options.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Hi there what does it mean when your penis glans are red & inflamed & painful & swollen & tight foreskin?
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Hello, Ive been having issues with tight foreskin on my penis. Ive been unable to expose the head and have attempted stretching exercises by stroking the head while erect but it hasnt worked. Is there something I can do besides circumcision?
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Last updated Apr 19, 2020

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