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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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Loose foreskin hurts can I tighten it or what other solutions are there?

Be checked first...: How to treat your concern on loose foreskin would definitely at least require a comprehensive review and analysis of a detailed related history stressing sequence of events + findings of physical exam. Thereby the necessity on how to take care of your concern can be deduced sensibly. To get these related things done correctly, follow suggestions in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Best.. ...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

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Is it a bad sign to have a tight foreskin?

Not likely: But see your physician if the foreskin is causing you symptoms of pain or if you cannot retract it to expose your glans. ...Read more

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What's a good way to treat tight foreskin?

See a urologist: You can sometimes treat phimosis with a steroid cream applied tot he foreskin. I use Betamethasone for my patients with phimosis that do not want a circumcision. The other option is surgery. However, I recommend you get checked bya urologist. There is one condition which causes phimosis which can be dangerous. It is called balanitis xerotica obliterans (bxo) and that requires surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about tight foreskin?

Phimosis: Makes foreskin retraction ; hygiene difficult or impossible. Unpleasant for sex. Increases risk for std. Increased risk of cancer of cervix in female sex partner due to poor penile hygiene. May respond ro treatment with prescription strength steroid cream, eg Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone). May require circumcision. ...Read more

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What can I do to loosen my tight foreskin?

What can I do to loosen my tight foreskin?

Careful manipulation: Careful manipulation and creams may help somewhat, but often a visit to a urologist is necessary, and some require circumcision. ...Read more

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How can you treat a man with tight foreskin?

How can you treat a man with tight foreskin?

See below: Betamethasone cream is very effective for treatment of phimosis in children and adults. It is safe, easy to apply and cost effective. In most published protocols, it is used twice daily for up to 4 weeks. Used as instructed, it will cure or significantly improve the problem in over 70% of patients. Observation, circumcision, stretching, surgical incision (slit), etc are also appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of overly tight foreskin?

What are the symptoms of overly tight foreskin?

Difficult to retract: Phimosis, or tight foreskin, means that your glans penis (head) is wider than the foreskin opening. This makes it difficult or even impossible to retract. Can cause pain or discomfort with erection and sex. Difficulty to remove penile smegma & can result in a bad penile odor or balanitis (inflammation of foreskin and/or glans. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tight foreskin what should I do?

See urologist: See urologist to see if circumcision is necessary. It make just require just loosening of underlying adhesions. See urologist! ...Read more

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What is the stretching method to treat tight foreskin?

What is the stretching method to treat tight foreskin?

Retracting foreskin: Simply pulling back on foreskin tto uncover the glans. Low success rate. Can be facilitated by using steroid cream around tight area. Continue using cream until skin retracts easily. Please make sure foreskin is pulled back over the glans or else paraphimosis can occur when retracted foreskin forms a tight band around the penis which cuts off lymph & blood return from foreskin. This is an emergency. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tight foreskin?

What is the definition or description of: Tight foreskin?

Cannot pull back: If the foreskin cannot be pulled easily over the head of the penis. It is also called phimosis ...Read more

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Advice? Would my tight foreskin loosen up when I get older?

Not at your age: All boys are born with tight foreskins. It should have loosened up by puberty. Prescription strength steroid cream can be used to hasten or correct a tight foreskin for some. Ur foreskin will tend to get tighter, rather then looser, as u age. Advice: see a urologist ; get a prescription Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone) cream. Consider a circumcision or prepucioplasty if that fails. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a tight foreskin. Wht should I do to help recover from it?

I have a tight foreskin. Wht should I do to help recover from it?

U need steroid cream: Prescription strength 01% Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone) creams are worth trying. Applied to the tight portion of foreskin whilst retracting the shaft skin. Return foreskin back over the penile glans to avoid a tight ring of foreskin which can cause paraphimosis which is difficult to reduce & usually means a circumcision to prevent it happening again. Apply twice daily x 12 weeks. U may need circumcision. ...Read more

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How to help a tight foreskin? Keep stretching it with slow progress?

How to help a tight foreskin? Keep stretching it with slow progress?

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

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I have a tight foreskin and was wondering is there anything to mane it retract all the way?

See below: Inability to retract foreskin completely is known as phimosis. May be congenital (present since birth) or acquired (usually related to chronic inflammation). Sometimes application of a topical steroid cream can effectively treat this problem. Other times, circumcision or dorsal slit is required. Recommend evaluation by a urologist to obtain proper diagnosis and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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Tight foreskin. I started getting cuts on it and they won't heal. What can I use to help it heal?

Tight foreskin. I started getting cuts on it and they won't heal. What can I use to help it heal?

Steroid/Antifungal: I would be happy to help. It sounds like you would benefit from a combination steroid and anti-fungal cream. Through the virtual consult I should be able to prescribe some for you. ...Read more

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I have noticed that my foreskin is fairly tight and slightly uncomfortable to retract, is this normal?

Here are some...: Clinically, you have long-tight foreskin, that is, phimosis, for which circumcision is a long-term of choice. To decide if it is necessary, see a urologist by following suggestions in articles listed in How to Handle Sickness in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a spot under his foreskin, but he can't pull it back as it is too tight and sensitive, what should he do?

Phimosis: He should see urologist; may need surgery to prevent compromised blood supply to glans (head) if foreskin gets caught behind glans & can't be moved forward again (condition called paraphimosis). ...Read more

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My foreskin is really tight and is completley unretractable. I have never even seen what is under my foreskin, is this normal for a 15 year old?

Tight Foreskin: Your foreskin should he retractable by now easily. This needs to be evaluated by a Urologist. They are specialists in the urinary tract. The doctor will evaluate you and suggest treatment. At this point it is not going to fix itself. ...Read more

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I have tight foreskin and I can't retract foreskin (not even a little) hence faced dificulties during intercource (coudn't complete it), what shud I do?

Uncircumcised skin: Hi

this is a very common situation and you may need some steroid cream to apply under the foreskin gently to get these adhesions to diminish. Your family physician can direct you on how to do this or refer you to a urologist who can help.

But, you have nothing to fear. ...Read more