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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 tigher 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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