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A 52-year-old male asked:

Should i get phimosis treated?i can retract the foreskin when flaccid but not when erect.causes slight discomfort during sex.does it need correction?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes you should: Sex should be pleasurable rather than uncomfortable. May respond to prescription strength steroid cream such as Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone). Dr will need to precribe. Aklternatives include circumcision or prepucioplasty.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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A 18-year-old male asked:
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Last updated Apr 27, 2016

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