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Stretching Treat 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
U need steroid cream: Prescription strength 01% Betamethasone or kenalog creams are worth trying. Should be applied to the tight portion of foreskin whilst rettracting the shaft skin. Return foreskin back over the penile glans to avoid a tight ring of foreskin which could cause parphimosis which can be difficult to reduce & then usually means a circumcision to prevent it happening again. Apply twicw daily x 12 weeks. ...Read more
Internet research: 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
There are white marks/growths around my frenar band and it's painful to retract foreskin over last couple months. Tried stretching foreskin but it's now sorer.Surgery is not an option. Help!
Possible phimosis: White marks/growths near the frenulum are concerning and should be investigated. 'Phimosis' is a condition where retraction of foreskin is not possible. It is caused by many conditions. Stretching will not work. Steroid cream or a circumcision can fix this problem. Please see your local urologist who can investigate this problem and fix it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Prescription strength steroid cream such as 0.1% Betamethasone cream or kenalog cream. Pull poreskin back as far as it will go comfotably & apply cream to narrow constrited area twice daily for as long as necessary. Dr's prescription is required in USA, over the counter steroid creams will not work. ...Read more
I have a short frenulum stopping me from retracting my foreskin when erect. Can this be remedied at home by gentle stretching?
I'm able to retract my foreskin easily when non-erect or 50% erect, 70%-somehow and painless, but can't when 100% erect. Is this curable with stretching?
? Due to frenulum: Frenulum is small web between urinary opening ; underside of foreskin. This will not respond to stretching ; may need to be divided. Very minor office procedure under local anesthesia. However, application of prescription strength steroid cream, such as 0.1% Betamethasone to tight area, twice daily for a few weeks, whilst trying to stretch would likely help. ...Read more
I have phimosis and tear my foreskin by accident is it normal for the foreskin to shrink again? How soon can I resume stretching?
Normal: Torn area will contract ; scar causing shrinkage. You probably require prescription strength steroid cream like Betamethasone or kenalog so that foreskin can loosen. Am not a believer in stretching foreskin by itself to correct phimosis. Other alternative is either a preputioplasty, if you wish to keep foreskin, or circumcision. ...Read more
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