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Is curved penis a problem ?

Is curved penis a problem ?

Depends on severity: Mildly curved penis, up, down or to one side should not be a problem rearding sex, urination or masturbation. Suggest you consult pediatric or general urologist if you have concerns. Curvatures can be corrected surgically, unlikely to be peyronie's disease at your age. Pediatric urologists usually have most experience if surgery is required. U can always email confidential photo of erect penis. ...Read more

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Glans (Definition)

One young man referred to the glans penis as the "mushroom part" of the penis - the sensitive end of the penis. This is different than "glands" - which are parts of the body that produce hormones. Examples are the thyroid gland which puts out thyroid hormone, or the ovary which makes estrogen, progesterone, etc. ...Read more


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Sir foreskin can't be retracted over the glans penis.When erect and erect penis length is 10.5cm. Will it be a problem while having sex ?

Sir foreskin can't be retracted over the glans penis.When erect and erect penis length is 10.5cm.
Will it be a problem while having sex ?

See a urologist: Phimosis, or the inability to retract the foreskin is a remediable condition. Go see a urologist now and get this taken care of. Have a great sex life. ...Read more

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Tiny tear on penis "string" or frenulum, keeps recurring after erection. fungal infection?

Tiny tear on penis "string" or frenulum, keeps recurring after erection. fungal infection?

See urologist ...: Normal healthy frenulum of glans penis & foreskin will not tear at erection /coitus except there is chronic inflammation with long redundant foreskin. So, see urologist so to decide what can be the underlying reason of possible correction. Meanwhile, keep the area as clean and dry as possible. ...Read more

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Itchy flaky skin on penis and scrotum. Moisturizer resolves the issue temporarily. Is there a permanent solution?

Itchy flaky skin on penis and scrotum.  Moisturizer resolves the issue temporarily.  Is there a permanent solution?

Eczema: It is very common for men to develop eczema or psoriasis on their penis first. Thus this problem may first require a physician's examination and diagnosis. But, if this is the condition then treatment is easily managed by the family physician. ...Read more

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Penis head is covered by its foreskin?

Penis head is covered by its foreskin?

Yes it is: In all normal boys, their penises come covered by their foreskin. That is the way boys are made. They are naturally born that way. As boys grow bigger and older, and go through puberty, the foreskin becomes looser and is able to slide back over and off the glans (head of the penis), which is necessary for cleaning. One's doctor can help if a guy did not get his foreskin to loosen during puberty. ...Read more

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Foreskin doesn't go back behind the head with an 'erect' penis. Not the problem when it is soft. Phimosis?

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Foreskin doesn't go back behind the head with an 'erect' penis. Not the problem when it is soft. Phimosis?

Here are some ...: Can you retract foreskin for easy cleaning, and have you had trouble in topical hygiene and sexual function? If so, circumcision by skillful surgeon would be the choice of long-term care for you. But from what you described is perceived as a marginal case of phimosis. How to deal with it should be based on clinical necessity as noted above. So, see & ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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I,23years have phimosis condition with penis head attached to foreskin with a bridge type connection unable to stretch .is it problem to my sex life ?

See remark: Please see a urologist .If the foreskin is attached to the head of the penis there is ONLY one solution that is to remove the bridge.This is simple outpatient procedure . ...Read more

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How is nerve damage to urethra and glans penis diagnosed?

How is nerve damage to urethra and glans penis diagnosed?

See remark: I answered your other question recently.Have you had an accident ? injury ? Your urologist can ascertain if there is loss of sensation in these areas. I have never seen nerve damage to glans or urethra unless there is spinal injury? ...Read more

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Hi, does frenulum breve or frenulum attached with foreskine of penis creates any problem during sex generaly? Is circumsion is the solution?

Hi, does frenulum breve or frenulum attached with foreskine of penis creates any problem during sex generaly? Is circumsion is the solution?

Use and see...: Your concern on the fate of frenulum for life reality could be reasonably managed by consulting a urologist with a high level of common sense and wisdom beyond knowledge and skill who will be abler to deliver what you need - not what you like. In life reality, just use your penis and see what might bother you. If not, leave it alone; if yes, seek evaluation/counseling. Circumcision could be needed ...Read more

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21yr don't have phimosis and can retract foreskin to base of glans. but there's excess foreskin.i don't want circumcission. any problem in sex life??

21yr  don't have phimosis and can retract foreskin to base of glans. but there's excess foreskin.i don't want circumcission. any problem in sex life??

No: Very common for men to have been left with some excess (redundant) foreskin after neonatal circumcision. Just like uncircumcised men, as long as foreskin is retractable (no phimosis) and with good penile hygiene, there should no related sex problems. ...Read more

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How sensitive is foreskin or uncircumcised penis?

Very: That's why sexual activity and stimulation of the penis is considered pleasurable. ...Read more

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Could it be a problem that my foreskin doesn't retract all the way when i'm erect?

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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Dry pale skin on penis I'm circumcised at birththat peeled on glans and under leaving scarring hypersensitivity had biopsy glans is shiny on erection?

Dry pale skin on penis I'm circumcised at birththat peeled on glans and under leaving scarring hypersensitivity had biopsy glans is shiny on erection?

Penile lesion: Please click on this link for a detailed listing of different skin disorders involving penile skin. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p167.html A biopsy will be your best bet to get a definite answer. To me it sounds like you may have lichen sclerosus, also known as balanitis xerotica obliterans. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Protopic be used on the Genitals: Foreskin, Shaft, Head of Penis? Is mild tingling sensation normal?

For what?: It all depends on what type pf symptoms you are having. Probotic is usually prescribed for atopic dermatitis(eczema) which is mostly seen on other areas. If on perineal area usually happens on groin area. I would suggest you get evaluated first since this medication should not be used or used cautiously if there are other issues going on. See your doctor for exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Can there be nevi on penis glans ?

Can there be nevi on penis glans ?

Yes: But, go and see a dermatologist if one or more glans nevi grow larger. ...Read more

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I have undergone a penile frenectomy, but the skin under the frenulum is still tight. When erected, foreskin barely retracts over the glans. Options?

I have undergone a penile frenectomy, but the skin under the frenulum is still tight. When erected, foreskin barely retracts over the glans. Options?

See your urologist: Minor surgical correction, the tight frenulum can be released with a simple surgical incision under local anaesthesia by your urologist. ...Read more

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Foreskin of penis is bleeding. Having reddish spots on penis shaft. Can betadine be applied?

Foreskin of penis is bleeding. Having reddish spots on penis shaft. Can betadine be applied?

A urologist visit: Is in order. A cleanser, probably not betadine, is in order but obtaining a diagnosis is a more pressing need. ...Read more

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Could circumision needed for tight foreskin?

Possibly: Circumcision certainly required if foreskin is very tight with scarring around foreskin opening or tightness does not respond to twice daily application of prescription strength steroid cream for 6 - 12 weeks. Foreskin must be loose enough to permit easy retraction for necessary hygiene. ...Read more

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Can penile skin irritation cause erectile dysfunction ?

Can penile skin irritation cause erectile dysfunction ?

Since erectile dys-: function can be caused by emotional distress, a skin irritation that is causing distress could theoretically lead to dysfunction, although it is not the common cause. ...Read more