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I have a short frenulum stopping me from retracting my foreskin when erect. Can this be remedied at home by gentle stretching?

I have a short frenulum stopping me from retracting my foreskin when erect. Can this be remedied at home by gentle stretching?

You can try but: short frenulum may not be the cause , you may have phimosis foreskin will not retract , some times by progressive stretching possible , best option see your doctor to help you , may even need circumcision . ...Read more

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Bfriend may have short frenulum he can pull foreskin back easily no pain but head bends down the further pulled frenuloplasty needed or juststretching?

Bfriend may have short frenulum he can pull foreskin back easily no pain but head bends down the further pulled frenuloplasty needed or juststretching?

Uncircumcised: There is a treatment with steroid cream applied by q-tip under the foreskin that is caught or tight. A good urologist or a men's health expert will be able to help your friend. ...Read more

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My frenulum is short and goes whitish and hurts when I try to fully retract my foreskin,when erect,so I'm afraid to have sex. What shall I do?

Phimosis: You might be describing phimosis. Check out http://www.medicinenet.com/phimosis_and_paraphimosis_penis_disorders/article.htm then go see your Family Doc who may prescribe a steroid cream to apply to your foreskin to aid w/retraction. If that doesn't work, then you may want to see a Urologist to consider circumcision. ...Read more

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My granddaughter's frenulum is too so short that she can't touch the roof of her mouth. Is this condition harmful?

My granddaughter's frenulum is too so short that she can't touch the roof of her mouth.  Is this condition harmful?

Maybe/not: The frenulum under the tongue has a variable length at birth and tends to stretch out some with age.As long as the kid can get the tip of the tongue over the bottom teeth it is unlikely to cause a problem forming words. It is more an issue when it forms a heart shaped dimpling when the tongue sticks out. Feeding difficulty is one of the few reasons for early treatment. It can be cut back if needed ...Read more

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I tore my frenulum. What should I do?

I tore my  frenulum. What should I do?

Nothing: It may help you eat, talk and increase your tongue activity. Often times we cut it when it affects movement of the tongue. ...Read more

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Is there any way of lengthening my frenulum?

Is there any way of lengthening my frenulum?

Tongue or penis?: Frenuloplasty for penis. But are you asking about frenulum on penis or under the tongue? ...Read more

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What is commonly used to heal slight tear on my frenulum?

What is commonly used to heal slight tear on my frenulum?

Great blood supply: You did not say if it involved your tongue or penis. The good news is that both areas have fantastic blood supply and that means rapid healing. If the tongue, then no further treatment is needed. If the penis, you should minimize further trauma by avoiding those activities that may cause further injury such as sex or masturbation. This will heal very quickly if you avoid further injury. ...Read more

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How long would a frenulum take to heal and will it heal on its own?

How long would a frenulum take to heal and will it heal on its own?

Tongue or penis?: Either will heal on it's own. However not unusual for penile frenulum to tear in men with an uncircumcised penis. This is liable to tear again again ; again unless it is fixed by frenuloplasty by a urologist. ...Read more

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My Son had his frenulum clipped about a month ago @ about 4 weeks of age. I did not stretch the area for about 2 weeks. Is this a problem?

My Son had his frenulum  clipped about a month ago @ about 4 weeks of age. I did not stretch the area for about 2 weeks. Is this a problem?

Usually not: It would be highly unlikely for the cut margins of the frenulum to reattach after the first day or two after being clipped if your infant has been able to continue to suckle, etc. ...Read more

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How painful is lingual frenulum cutting?

How painful is lingual frenulum cutting?

Numb: You should be numb during this procedure and feel no pain at all. Once the anesthetic wears off, plan on being sore anywhere from a few days to 1-2 weeks. Eveyone heals differently depending on your health and how the procedure is done. ...Read more

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I tore my peehole towards frenulum Help?

I tore my peehole towards frenulum
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Seek help: Direct pressure on a wound will help stop any bleeding. Small tears will usually heal by themselves, but larger injuries may need to be repaired - get an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for inflamed lingual frenulum?

What can I do for inflamed lingual frenulum?

Avoid area: Avoid abraiding area. You may want to consider a frenectomy to avoid future problems. ...Read more

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What can i eat with a torn lingual frenulum?

Frenulum: The question is how did this happen. Soft or liquid food until you are more comfortable increased to solid food as tolerated. ...Read more

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Could my frenulum grow back after frenectomy?

Could my frenulum grow back after frenectomy?

No: As dr sandler said, not if done properly. What happens, however, is you get scar tissue in the surgical site that can interfere with tooth movement. For that reason orthodontists will first close the space between the front teeth before having the general dentist, periodontist, or oral surgeon recontour the connective tissue that comprises the frenum. ...Read more

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Frenulum ripped, can it get gangrene, what to do?

Frenulum ripped, can it get gangrene, what to do?

Very unlikely: if you don't have any underlying condition that suppress you immune system. You can get other infections, however, so try to keep it clean and use antiseptic mouthwash for few days until it heals. ...Read more

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