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Tight Foreskin (Overview)

Tight foreskin, also called phimosis, is a condition where it is difficult to retract the foreskin over the head of the penis. A person is born with foreskin that is tight, but it should gradually loosen by late childhood.


Tight Foreskin (Overview)

Tight foreskin, also called phimosis, is a condition where it is difficult to retract the foreskin over the head of the penis. A person is born with foreskin that is tight, but it should gradually loosen by late childhood.


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I am having tight foreskin over penis and very painful to slide.Will there be any problems in future I mean for sex life?

I am having tight foreskin over penis and very painful to slide.Will there be any problems in future I mean for sex life?

No, but just...: What described strongly suggested tight long foreskin is the culprit to cause the problem you have now. Short-term solution is good topical hygiene; long-term, circumcision. Either way will not affect your sex life but recurrent local discomfort. So, see and talk with urologist, and you decide what is reasonable for you. Best wish... ...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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What is the cure for phimosis/tight foreskin?

What is the cure for phimosis/tight foreskin?

Steroids: 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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Docs, could a tight foreskin prevent the penis from getting erect during intercourse?

Docs, could a tight foreskin prevent the penis from getting erect during intercourse?

Possibly: It could restrict enlargement of the penis, but could also restrict the penis from becoming flaccid after intercourse and lead to prolonged erection and pain. See urologist. ...Read more

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Is there a way to relieve an uncomfortably tight foreskin with out having to get circumcised?

Is there a way to relieve an uncomfortably tight foreskin with out having to get circumcised?

Steroid cream: I prescribe triamcinilone 0.05% steroid cream, also known as betamethasone, to be applied to the distal foreskin 2 times a day for six weeks. This combined with gentle stretching of the foreskin should help thin the skin enough to allow easier retraction of the foreskin. A circumcision may become necessary if there has been chronic infection that has caused scarring of the foreskin. ...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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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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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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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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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


Foreskin (Definition)

Or prepuce is skin which covers the penile glans. It is ...Read more