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Lost Foreskin Elasticity
When soft my foreskin goes back n forth no bother. When erect it doesn't retract as easily and tends to stick behind the head until I go soft again???
That is normal...: What described about your foreskin could be just normal & unique for you. A direct look at by experienced eyes like urologists', will surely answer your question. Nevertheless, without a look at, it may represent a long yet marginally tight opening of the foreskin. In life reality, it would be best to leave it alone with no bother as long as being comfortable despite the look as described. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Look online: 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
The foreskin is the area of skin that covers the head of the penis. With erection, the penis lengthens and this skin retracts.
Having a foreskin means needing to maintain good hygiene. Daily retraction and cleaning is key. Otherwise inflammation of the foreskin and head can occur. Over time this can scar the foreskin, making it difficult and painful to retract.
Circumcision can fix this problem. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Before starting foreskin stretching, one has to investigate the existing penile anatomical configuration, define what the goal of such stretching will be, and finally instruct how to perform penile stretching and accomplish the goal. So, go to see a sensible urologist for sensible advice. Best wish. .. ...Read more
Around 4 years: The adhesion between glans penis and foreskin begins loosening up and makes retraction easier when a boy reaches 4 years old. Until then, foreskin should not be forcefully retracted. ...Read more
Phimosis...: Inability to pull back foreskin is called phimosis, which may hinder regular cleaning and as well increase the odd to get infection. If the above annoying situations bother you, circumcision is the answer for its long-term care and can be done under local anesthesia as an outpatient with acceptable discomfort, after adjusting the balance between reality and expectation. Best wish... ...Read more
See doc...: Do you mean not able to pull the foreskin up or down? Up? It hints you have phimosis - tight long foreskin covering penile head; if so and bothering you, do circumcision. If difficult to pull down with swelling, you get paraphimosis for which you need to go to er for urgent attention to reduce swelling and pull it down by experienced professional hands; if impossible, do dorsal slit under local.. ...Read more
Not needed: If you were circumsized as a baby, restoring the foreskin will not increase the sensitivity of the head of the penis. All restoring it will do is be a potential source of infection if not cleaned properly. Additionally if not done properly you could have issues with scar tissue, infection, etc. Basically not with doing. ...Read more
Here are some...: Do you mean to pull back foreskin for cleansing or to restore foreskin after circumcision? For #1, circumcision may be required to expose tight & long foreskin; for #2, foreskin restoration can be done if there is sufficient local or nearby skin available, but almost all such cases are unnecessary. Yet, very occasionally, too much skin removal may affect penile length for erection / coitus... ...Read more
Phimosis or tight: Frenulum or both. 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. Treatment for tight frenulum is minor surgical incision transversely then sutured vertically. ...Read more