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Doctor insights on: Foreskin Shrinking

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Can my foreskin shrink?

Can my foreskin shrink?

Narrowi is phimosis: The foreskin opening can narrow down especially if traumatized. Can also occur in children and again in old age if penile blood supply is reduced. Foeskin can also appear to shrink in lengh at puberty when the foreskin can retract spontaneously. ...Read more

Foreskin (Definition)

Or prepuce is skin which covers the penile glans. It is ...Read more


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I use of the counter anti fungal cream my doctor recommended and my foreskin shrinks.

I use of the counter anti fungal cream my doctor recommended and my foreskin shrinks.

Anti-fungal: Cream doesn't shrink your foreskin. Maybe some inflammation and swelling has occurred in the tissue due to the infection. ...Read more

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I have phimosis and tear my foreskin by accident is it normal for the foreskin to shrink again? How soon can I resume stretching?

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

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Why has my foreskin shrunk it always splits in a few places whilst having sex?

Why has my foreskin shrunk it always splits in a few places whilst having sex?

?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

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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 the men tolerate extremely well. Ask Doc for detail timely. ...Read more

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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

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What is foreskin?

Prepuce: This is a fold of tissue that covers the glans penis and is removed should a male be circumcised. ...Read more

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Do I need my foreskin?

Do I need my foreskin?

Depends on "need": Is a foreskin necessary? Many have survived without one. If it causes problems, you might even be better off without one. ...Read more

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What is wrong with foreskin?

Depends: There is nothing "wrong" with a foreskin. All males are born with one. If you're circumcised yours has been removed. Either way, the penis can function normally. ...Read more

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How to "stretch" my foreskin?

How to "stretch" my foreskin?

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

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How can I stretch my foreskin?

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

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When should my foreskin detach?

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

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Foreskin is intact is it hygenic?

Foreskin is intact is it hygenic?

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

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My foreskin is cont open a time?

My foreskin is cont open a time?

See you doctor: See your doctor, leave it be because if you force the foreskin back it may not go forward over the glans/tip/head again. That would be very bad and painful on your way to the er! ...Read more

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Why can't I pull my foreskin back?

Phimosis: Inability to retract foreskin is known as "phimosis". It is usually caused by some form of chronic inflammation, often fungal infections of the skin. If attempting to retract foreskin causes pain cracking and bleeding of the skin, you may need to have an adult circumcision ...Read more

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Problem on foreskin. What to do!???

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

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How does foreskin restoration work?

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

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What can you do about dry foreskin?

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

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I cannot pull my foreskin back much?

I cannot pull my foreskin back much?

Phimosis: Do not force it. You need to see a doctor to have the foreskin removed. Let me reiterate do not force it back. ...Read more

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How to stretch foreskin to be longer?

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

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What could I do to loosen my foreskin?

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

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What causes foreskin to get all puffy?

Friction, allergy: Infection, venous thrombosis. Short answer would be most common, i. E from sex, masturbation or possible allergy to soap or powder. Worth consulting your doctor if not friction or allergy which you can recognize. ...Read more

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I can't retract my foreskin, what to do?

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

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Foreskin is dry and has cuts, what to do?

Avoid rubbing.: Usually a dry foreskin may be a result of an infection or too much activity/masturbation. Consider abstaining or using more lubricant for any vigorous activity. If it does not get better, then see a doctor for protective ointments. Always keep it clean. ...Read more

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Could it hurt to get my foreskin cut off?

Could it hurt to get my foreskin cut off?

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

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What can cause an itch under my foreskin?

What can cause an itch under my foreskin?

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

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What is the best way to clean my foreskin?

What is the best way to clean my foreskin?

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