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Tight Foreskin (Overview)

If the foreskin cannot be pulled easily over the head of the penis. It is also called phimosis


Tight Foreskin (Overview)

If the foreskin cannot be pulled easily over the head of the penis. It is also called phimosis


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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?

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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How can I treat tight foreskin?

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Here are some. ..: Circumcision is the choice of care for a tight long foreskin in a 34-yr man and can be done under local anesthesia in aseptic setting after being counseled for its indication, details, complications, etc. With stressing realistic expectation. For the time being, keep up adequate topical hygiene - dry and clean and may lightly use topical antifungal + steroid cream under pro-supervision... Best... ...Read more

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How do you fix a tight foreskin?

How do you fix a tight foreskin?

Circumcision or?: Circumcision takes care of the problem once and for all. Some men want to retain the foreskin and want to have a prepucioplasty, this involves a vertical incision through the tight area on top of penis which is then sutured transversely, the foreskin then remodels as time goes by. Other treatment, which works better before puberty & only works for some males is repeated application of steroid cream. ...Read more

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What can cause a tight foreskin?

What can cause a tight foreskin?

Phimosis causes: Foreskin is normally tight or phimotic at birth, it then loosens over first few years of life. Sometimes it remains tight just because if fails to loosen. Can develop tightness in later life following inflammation & scarring due to infection under foreskin or because normal tight foreskin of childhood was forcibly retracted causing splits of foreskin. Traumatic sex or masturbation are other causes ...Read more

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What to do about my tight foreskin?

What to do about my tight foreskin?

See a urologist: You have phimosis. 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. ...Read more

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What can be done for tight foreskin?

What can be done for tight foreskin?

Circumcision: Is the definitive treatment. Tight foreskin, called phimosis, is normal and physiologic in babies and young boys. Steroid cream, prescribed by a dr., can be effective in children and sometimes in adults, however there is a significant amount of recurrence. Best to consult a urologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tight foreskin?

Be evaluated: If you cannot easily retract your foeskin at this age, you should be seen by a urologist. It should not be painful or difficult to retract. This limits cleanliness and cause lead ot infection. ...Read more

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Tight foreskin, what can I do about this?

Tight foreskin, what can I do about this?

Depends: Tight foreskin or phimosis is a common medical problem. If it is causing you pain or bleeding with erections or difficulty with urinating it should be treated. See your doctor, for mild-moderate cases a steroid cream and careful retraction of skin can cure the phimosis. For severe cases, a circumcision is curative. ...Read more

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Is it a bad sign to have a tight foreskin?

Not likely: But see your physician if the foreskin is causing you symptoms of pain or if you cannot retract it to expose your glans. ...Read more

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What's a good way to treat tight foreskin?

What's a good way to treat tight foreskin?

See a urologist: 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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Can you tell me more about tight foreskin?

Phimosis: Makes foreskin retraction ; hygiene difficult or impossible. Unpleasant for sex. Increases risk for std. Increased risk of cancer of cervix in female sex partner due to poor penile hygiene. May respond ro treatment with prescription strength steroid cream, eg Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone). May require circumcision. ...Read more

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What can I do to loosen my tight foreskin?

What can I do to loosen my tight foreskin?

Careful manipulation: Careful manipulation and creams may help somewhat, but often a visit to a urologist is necessary, and some require circumcision. ...Read more

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How can you treat a man with tight foreskin?

How can you treat a man with tight foreskin?

See below: Betamethasone cream is very effective for treatment of phimosis in children and adults. It is safe, easy to apply and cost effective. In most published protocols, it is used twice daily for up to 4 weeks. Used as instructed, it will cure or significantly improve the problem in over 70% of patients. Observation, circumcision, stretching, surgical incision (slit), etc are also appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of overly tight foreskin?

What are the symptoms of overly tight foreskin?

Difficult to retract: Phimosis, or tight foreskin, means that your glans penis (head) is wider than the foreskin opening. This makes it difficult or even impossible to retract. Can cause pain or discomfort with erection and sex. Difficulty to remove penile smegma & can result in a bad penile odor or balanitis (inflammation of foreskin and/or glans. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tight foreskin what should I do?

See urologist: See urologist to see if circumcision is necessary. It make just require just loosening of underlying adhesions. See urologist! ...Read more

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What is the stretching method to treat tight foreskin?

What is the stretching method to treat tight 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 more

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What is the definition or description of: Tight foreskin?

What is the definition or description of: Tight foreskin?

Cannot pull back: If the foreskin cannot be pulled easily over the head of the penis. It is also called phimosis ...Read more

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Advice? Would my tight foreskin loosen up when I get older?

Advice? Would my tight foreskin loosen up when I get older?

Not at your age: All boys are born with tight foreskins. It should have loosened up by puberty. Prescription strength steroid cream can be used to hasten or correct a tight foreskin for some. Ur foreskin will tend to get tighter, rather then looser, as u age. Advice: see a urologist ; get a prescription Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone) cream. Consider a circumcision or prepucioplasty if that fails. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a tight foreskin. Wht should I do to help recover from it?

I have a tight foreskin. Wht should I do to help recover from it?

U need steroid cream: Prescription strength 01% Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone) creams are worth trying. Applied to the tight portion of foreskin whilst retracting the shaft skin. Return foreskin back over the penile glans to avoid a tight ring of foreskin which can cause paraphimosis which is difficult to reduce & usually means a circumcision to prevent it happening again. Apply twice daily x 12 weeks. U may need circumcision. ...Read more

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How to help a tight foreskin? Keep stretching it with slow progress?

How to help a tight foreskin? Keep stretching it with slow progress?

Depends: Tight foreskin or phimosis is a common medical problem. If it is causing you pain or bleeding with erections or difficulty with urinating it should be treated. See your doctor, for mild-moderate cases a steroid cream and careful retraction of skin can cure the phimosis. For severe cases, a circumcision is curative. ...Read more

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I have a tight foreskin and was wondering is there anything to mane it retract all the way?

See below: Inability to retract foreskin completely is known as phimosis. May be congenital (present since birth) or acquired (usually related to chronic inflammation). Sometimes application of a topical steroid cream can effectively treat this problem. Other times, circumcision or dorsal slit is required. Recommend evaluation by a urologist to obtain proper diagnosis and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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