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Circumcision Of Penis

The surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis (foreskin) is called circumcision. It has various health benefits like better hygiene, fewer chances of urinary tract infections and STDs, prevents many penile problems, and decreased the risk of penile cancer.

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I have a few issues with my penis after circumcision. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old male, unmarried. Recently, I had a circumcision (seven weeks back) surgery because of phimosis. The foreskin was removed till above the ring of my penis head. During sleep or when it is erected, the skin is automatically moving below the ring and automatically comes ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. After circumcision, you will not have any skin on your penis head. If you pull also, it will go back to the ring of the penis head. So, that is normal. Also, as penis head is a sensitive structure, you will have a feeling of dryness for some wee...  Read Full »

What could be the possible complications after circumcision?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a circumcision a few months ago for phimosis. After some time, the glans of my penis have patches that are red and raised without pain or discomfort. I thought it to be a part of the healing process and did not bother it. But it remains for so long. I am with the same partner for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi,Welcome to for consulting us.I have seen the picture you sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). This condition is called vitiligo, skin discoloration due to loss of pigmentation and not an infection or inflammation. It can present to other areas of the ...  Read Full »

I get a skin tear at my penis when it is erect. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38 year old male. When I was 19 years old, I had a circumcision due to a tight foreskin. This has never been a problem until of late. There are two issues that I am suffering with. The first is on the under side of my penis when I get an erection to have sex or masturbate, where my...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. I completely agree with the first problem although it is unlikely to be related to circumcision. I also feel that the underneath scar tissue is responsible for the closing of the pee hole rather than the procedure which was ...  Read Full »

Why is the outer layer of my penis attached to the head?

Query: Hi doctor, When I do intercourse I am not able to go deep up to the length of my penis. My outer layer of penis is attached to the head. I feel to ejaculate due to excitement. While having sex using condom I am able to insert whole of my penis and enjoy good sex. But without condom, I ejaculate in f...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. Yes, it may be Phimosis, the symptoms like difficulty during intercourse, hard to urinate will occur. You should use some lubricant or soap and try to pull the foreskin back by holding your penis in one hand and pulling back with a...  Read Full »

Should I pull back my penis foreskin when I urinate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an adult male and not circumcised, do I have to pull back my penis foreskin and wipe or dry (toilet paper) every time I urinate to prevent foreskin problems infections or balanitis? Or just shaking it after urination is good enough? I honestly do not wipe, and I never had a probl...  Read Full »

Dr. Gajanan Shirpad Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There will be secretions under the foreskin, which is called smegma. These get infected in men with an immune-compromised condition such as diabetes. In others, keeping the undersurface of foreskin clean once a day while having a bath is enough. It is not necessary t...  Read Full »

My issue of Zoon balanitis persists despite treatment. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed to have Zoon's balanitis and recommended Imiquimod, Takfa and Hh Derm. Even after 30 days of application, the problem still persists. Should I continue with the same ointment? Kindly guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern. Zoon's balanitis requires long-term treatment. Imiquimod requires at least 16 weeks, Takfa (Tacrolimus) should be used for a longer duration and Hh Derm (combination of Mometasone, Fusidic acid, and Clotrimazole) is to prevent infecti...  Read Full »

I am unable to retract my foreskin. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having an issue with my foreskin, it does not retract and it hurts whenever I have sex. I do not have pleasure during sex, and it is also difficult to keep personal hygiene in those areas. I am a bit afraid that it can be phimosis. It is not from when I was born but happened sudde...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. Please send me images if it is possible. Yes, it is phimosis. And from what you are describing, it sounds like severe phimosis. You will have to get a circumcision done. So, please consult a nearby urologist.   Read Full »

Is circumcision necessary if I cannot retract my foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor,I can stretch my penis foreskin completely and I wash it every day. But, I noticed that during erection I am unable to retract my foreskin. I feel that I am suffering from phimosis. What can I do now? Do I need to undergo circumcision? I have seen the procedure on the internet and it looks...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I think you should undergo circumcision, because it may cause complication like paraphimosis later. Circumcision is a very simple and minor operation, though it looks horrifying to you. It will be done under anesthesia, and so you will not have any pain. Yes, you wil...  Read Full »

What can cause swollen and red urethral opening ?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old uncircumcised male. My condition is not disturbing my life, but for the sake of clarity, it would be nice to consult for a primary opinion on whether it is necessary to physically visit a urologist. I had a minor yeast infection a few months back. While clearing them of...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan Govindasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to, I think the red line you are referring to is nothing but frenulum. It is a normal structure and since you do not have any symptoms attributable to it, I really do not think that you need to see a urologist in person. It would add better clarity, if you can attach a photo ...  Read Full »

My foreskin was removed in circumcision. Is there any medication or cream to stimulate skin growth?

Query: Hello doctor, 20 years ago, when I was an young adult, my foreskin was mostly removed in circumcision. Some loose skin remains, although not enough to cover the head at all. Is it possible to regrow the skin or parts of it? And is there any medication or cream that could be used to stimulate skin g...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern for your symptoms. There are medicines to grow cells, but using in penis region is not an option. If your excess skin is giving difficulty during masturbation or sex, the only option is to see a surgeon and remove the excess skin and lead ...  Read Full »

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