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Foreskin Is Shrinking
I have phimosis and tear my foreskin by accident is it normal for the foreskin to shrink again? How soon can I resume stretching?
Normal: Torn area will contract ; scar causing shrinkage. You probably require prescription strength steroid cream like Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone) so that foreskin can loosen. Am not a believer in stretching foreskin by itself to correct phimosis. Other alternative is either a preputioplasty, if you wish to keep foreskin, or circumcision. ...Read more
What?: Could you please restate the question. This phrase does not make any sense. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm in my thirties. The foreskin of my penis keep shrinking and unable to be pull back for cleaning.?
Here are some. ..: What you described for your foreskin is not uncommon, especially in diabetic men with recurrent inflammation in their tight and long foreskin. The definitive solution for such is circumcision, which can be done under local anesthesia as an outpatient. Most of men tolerate extremely well. Ask Doc for detail timely. ...Read more
No: Why would you think it would do that? ...Read more
? BXO: You mayv developedbalanitis xerotica obliterans. This is a sort of degenerative condition of the foreskin which results in scarring or fifrosis of the opening of the foreskin. The only remedy for this is circumcision. Other causes are a foreskin that has never loosened up and now just splits during sex. Suggest you see a urologist. ...Read more
I've been using and anti fungal cream mixed with steroid for my infected foreskin, it seems my penis is shrinking, is this possible, can it be helped?
May be...: The pattern of your using steroid anti-fungal cream hints significant recurrent foreskin-related infection/inflammation. If so, circumcision is the choice of long-term care. As to penile shrinking, it unlikely happens in your situation. So, see doc timely to verify the fact so to figure out how to ease your such concern. ...Read more
Use steroid cream: Try to retract foreskin, then apply prescription strength steroid cream (ie 0.1% Betamethasone or Kenalog) to tight area morning & night until loose. Always pull foreskin back over glans to avoid paraphimosis. Will not work if foreskin opening is scarred, in which case surgery will be required. ...Read more
Self-exploration: There are several non-surgical methods, mostly of self-restoration over weeks to months. Resource site: www. Restoringforeskin. Org / support q&a-type blog: www. Foreskin-restoration. Net / general education link: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/foreskin_restoration can always also consult a urologist. ...Read more
Foreskin does what?:
Detach? Come off? I do not believe this can happen. Do you mean that the foreskin cannot be pulled back over the glans or head of the penis?
If you cannot retract the foreskin over the glans then I would recommend that you see your family physician. ...Read more
Circumcision: Has been shown to decrease the risk of infections in both the man and his sexual partner (s). However, circumcision is rarely indicated in an adult male due to the associated risks. Practicing good hygiene is very important and can make a difference. Keep the foreskin and glans clean by washing thoroughly with antibiotic soap and water. ...Read more
See your doctor: It depends on what kind of problem. If it is a rash or wound you might be told to apply a topical medication. If the foreskin is too tight it might be what is called phimosis, in which case you'd see a urologist who might do a surgery. In any case, see your doctor to help decide what needs done. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Is this Q from the same gentleman? As I could remember, it was answered long time ago. If you really dislike the penile look after circumcision, seek pro-evaluation and counseling so to assess the balance between medical necessity and professional possibilities before doing more procedures onto the penis. Redoing circumcision is relatively common due to "insufficient" foreskin removal; rare for... ...Read more
Here are some...: Is your foreskin dryness primary or secondary? If primary, just give gentle cleansing with drying + trying topical skin-soothing cream lightly and see, but always with caution while using something new. If secondary like that maybe related to long foreskin with inflammation, seek urologist so to decide if circumcision may be necessary. ...Read more
Popular topic (?): There are several non-surgical methods, mostly of self-restoration over weeks to months. Resource site: www. Restoringforeskin. Org / support q&a-type blog: www. Foreskin-restoration. Net / general education link: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/foreskin_restoration can always also consult a urologist. ...Read more
Explore options: There are several non-surgical methods, mostly of self-restoration over weeks to months. Resource site: www. Restoringforeskin. Org / support q&a-type blog: www. Foreskin-restoration. Net / general education link: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/foreskin_restoration can always also consult a urologist. ...Read more
Consult urologist: Need ti retract foreskin for penile hygeine. Treatment is either prescription strength steroid cream applied twice daily to tight area of foreskin twice dauily for 4 - 12 weeks or surgery. Circumcision will kake care of problem once ; for all, or else penoplasty by dividing narrow constricting area ; closing by z-plasty or closing vertical incision horizontally. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes if no anesthetic: Circumcision on an adult is usually performed under general anesthia or occasionally under local anesthesia. Either way is painless fruring operation. Local anesthetic injected into base of penis during operation helps for few hours after operation. Post-op pain intensity variable, worse when u have erection. Percocet works well for pain. Ativan (lorazepam) helps reduce erections. Good luck. ...Read more
Here are some...: Hi! Acmaganah, Glad, you ask. Many men with long foreskin may have local inflammation with or without infection like that in armpits or deep skin folds. Besides foreskin-related inflammation/ infection, psoriasis or licken-related or allergic inflammation my also cause local itching. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more
Thoroughly.: Retract the foreskin completely, and cleanse with soapy water. Completely dry the glans, or the head of the penis, along with the foreskin. It is important not to leave any significant moisture behind as it can set up for infections or rashes. Avoid irritating powders like talc. Replace the foreskin over the glans. Do this daily. ...Read more