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.
Unlikely but maybe. 99% of newborn males have physiologic phimosis, & vast majority will free up up sponateously with time. A number of foreskins remain tight and this probably occurs in a number of father/son combinations. Forceable retraction of tight foreskin before spontaeous resolution can lead to splits in the foreskin which scar with healing creating a scarred phimotic ring, thse are no way hereditary.

Related Questions

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...

How do I treat tight foreskin?

Gentle retraction. Phimosis is tightness around the foreskin making it difficult to retract over the penis. Gentle retraction over the penis may help but if the foreskin is too tight, this may cause pain and be very difficult to perform. Using traditional moisturizers may also help loosen the foreskin over time in addition to manual retraction. Oral pills are not effective in treating phimosis. Read more...
Depends. If you are prone to pain or tearing of foreskin with erections it could be an indication for circumcision. Read more...
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...

How can I treat tight foreskin?

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...

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...
Creams or surgery. The 2 methods to treat a tight foreskin include topical creams such as steroids. If these fail, the surgery is the next option for a circumcision. Read more...
Phimosis. Tight foreskin can usually be managed with topical medications. If that fails then surgery with circumcision or dorsal slit can be done. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tight foreskin, what can I do about this?

Cautious stretching. Talk w/your doctor or urologist about cautious stretching and creams -- otherwise the doctor can do surgery, but at your age it might be painful. Read more...
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...