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Son is 5 soon and has never washed head of his penis. Is he supposed to roll back his foreskin or should he leave it alone? Does foreskin not tighten?

Son is 5 soon and has never washed head of his penis. Is he supposed to roll back his foreskin or should he leave it alone? Does foreskin not tighten?

Yes: Yes he needs to pull back the foreskin and thoroughly cleanse daily--not doing so may increase risk of infections such as bladder infections caused by bacteria. ...Read more

Foreskin (Definition)

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


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Son is 5 soon and has never washed head of his penis. Is he supposed to roll back his foreskin or should he leave it alone? Does foreskin not tighten?

Son is 5 soon and has never washed head of his penis. Is he supposed to roll back his foreskin or should he leave it alone? Does foreskin not tighten?

Roll back the foresk: Yes, roll back the foreskin and wash the penis. The foreskin can tighten and cause problems if it is not retracted for washing. Phimosis can occur. ...Read more

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I just got rid of a yeast infection. My foreskin used to be retractable but it seems like it has tighten so is this normal?

I just got rid of a yeast infection. My foreskin used to be retractable but it seems like it has tighten so is this normal?

Phimosis...: ...is the medical term for a tight foreskin that cannot be retracted over the head of the penis. If tighter than average but not abnormal, phimosis can then develop from infections or inflammation, eventually to a point where retraction is difficult or impossible, and sometimes dangerous (impaired blood flow to penis head). See a urologist soon to discuss circumcision or other remedies. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is my foreskin so tight?

Here are some...: Known to us, we are not born equal despite sharing the same anatomical terminology at certain part of body. Likewise, the length and diameter of opening of the foreskin are widely vary among all men. And some men with inborn long tight foreskin, especially with diabetes and poor hygiene, may develop recurrent chronic inflammation with / without infection, over time leading to cicatrize its opening ...Read more

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What to do about foreskin tight when pulled back erect?

My take for you. ..: For a 39-yr man still troubled with tight foreskin, the most reasonable bid for long-term care is circumcision, which could be done "easily" under informed consent and aseptic condition as an outpatient. So, seek timely professional evaluation and counseling for such. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get long and tight overhanging foreskin?

Is it normal to get long and tight overhanging foreskin?

See ur Dr/Urologist: There is a chance the tightening is due to a fungal infection or skin change that may be amenable to topical steroid and/or antifungal. Should get urological exam to identify treatment options best for your situation. (aka: phimosis, for more information see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/phimosis). ...Read more

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Foreskin tight when pulled back erect, should I be concerned?

Foreskin tight when pulled back erect, should I be concerned?

Yes: Can develop paraphimosis if foreskin not returned over glans. Worth trying prescription strength steroid cream, like betamethasone, or a minor prepucioplasty if you wish to retain foreskin. Otherwise definitive treatment would be a circumcision. ...Read more

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My foreskin seems to be tight it won't stretch the skins seems quite hard also?

My foreskin seems to be tight it won't stretch the skins seems quite hard also?

Foreskin: Inability to retract the foreskin is known as phimosis. It generally develops as a result of chronic or recurring inflammation or infection of the foreskin and/or the head (glans) of the penis. It is more exaggerated when the penis is erect. You may want to visit a urologist for examination and to discuss options (one of which is circumcision). ...Read more

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What can I do if my foreskin is tight, need good stretching techniques that work?

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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My foreskin is tight should I get it cut? Will that even help or cause new problems?

My foreskin is tight should I get it cut? Will that even help or cause new problems?

Not definitely: There is a chance the tightening is due to a fungal infection or skin change that may be amenable to topical steroid and/or antifungal. Should get urological exam to identify treatment options best for your situation. (aka: phimosis, for more information see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/phimosis). ...Read more

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I am having a tight foreskin?

I am having a tight foreskin?

No it's phimosis: Paraphimosis is when a tight scarred foreskin (phimosis) has been pulled back or retracted over the head of the penis (glans) and is so tight that it can not be reduced or returned to its natural position covering the glans. This causes more pressure and swelling of the glans, making paraphimosis dangerous. Phimosis is inconvenient, paraphimosis is an emergency. You have phimosis. ...Read more

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Is tight foreskin hereditary?

No: This is not hereditary (genetic). This is an acquired condition from inflammation of the foreskin that causes scarring of the foreskin. ...Read more

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How do I treat tight foreskin?

How do I treat tight foreskin?

W orw'out surgery: Depends upon whether or not u wish to retain your foreskin. U can try twice daily application of prescription strength steroid cream like Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone) to tight area twice daily for a few weeks. Definitive treatment would be circumcision. In between is prepucioplasty: tight area of foreskin is divided vertically & closed transversely, both loosens up & preserves foreskin. Consult gu dr. ...Read more

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How can I treat tight foreskin?

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Here are some. ..: Circumcision is the choice of care for a tight long foreskin in a 34-yr man and can be done under local anesthesia in aseptic setting after being counseled for its indication, details, complications, etc. With stressing realistic expectation. For the time being, keep up adequate topical hygiene - dry and clean and may lightly use topical antifungal + steroid cream under pro-supervision... Best... ...Read more

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How do you fix a tight foreskin?

How do you fix a tight foreskin?

Circumcision or?: Circumcision takes care of the problem once and for all. Some men want to retain the foreskin and want to have a prepucioplasty, this involves a vertical incision through the tight area on top of penis which is then sutured transversely, the foreskin then remodels as time goes by. Other treatment, which works better before puberty & only works for some males is repeated application of steroid cream. ...Read more

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What can cause a tight foreskin?

What can cause a tight foreskin?

Phimosis causes: Foreskin is normally tight or phimotic at birth, it then loosens over first few years of life. Sometimes it remains tight just because if fails to loosen. Can develop tightness in later life following inflammation & scarring due to infection under foreskin or because normal tight foreskin of childhood was forcibly retracted causing splits of foreskin. Traumatic sex or masturbation are other causes ...Read more

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What to do about my tight foreskin?

What to do about my tight foreskin?

See a urologist: You have phimosis. Best advice is to consult a urologist. Treatment for phimosis (Narrow foreskin opening) is either applications of prescription strength steroid cream to tight are of foreskin or circumcision or prepucioplasty. ...Read more

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What can be done for tight foreskin?

What can be done for tight foreskin?

Circumcision: Is the definitive treatment. Tight foreskin, called phimosis, is normal and physiologic in babies and young boys. Steroid cream, prescribed by a dr., can be effective in children and sometimes in adults, however there is a significant amount of recurrence. Best to consult a urologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tight foreskin?

Be evaluated: If you cannot easily retract your foeskin at this age, you should be seen by a urologist. It should not be painful or difficult to retract. This limits cleanliness and cause lead ot infection. ...Read more

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Tight foreskin, what can I do about this?

Tight foreskin, what can I do about this?

Depends: Tight foreskin or phimosis is a common medical problem. If it is causing you pain or bleeding with erections or difficulty with urinating it should be treated. See your doctor, for mild-moderate cases a steroid cream and careful retraction of skin can cure the phimosis. For severe cases, a circumcision is curative. ...Read more