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 am 17 years old and I am not able to get a full erection. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old male who weighs 80 kg and is 6 feet high. I cannot seem to achieve a full erection and cannot stay erect for very long. I also cannot fully retract the foreskin while erect and can while flaccid with some struggle. I have tried having sex before, but the foreskin got st...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. However, It is not common to have a poor erection at your age. If you have a poor erection, then we should evaluate that properly. First, you should get your serum testosterone test done to rule out any hormonal cause. Once that is ruled ...  Read Full »

My son is 13 years old and has phimosis. Should I use a steroid cream for it?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has phimosis on his penis. He is 13 years old. Should I buy phimosis steroid cream for him and start the treatment now, or wait until he is at a specific age to start treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Saadia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, if you are sure it is phimosis, you can buy the steroid cream available over-the-counter (OTC) and apply it daily as it helps reduce inflammation and soften the skin, thus helping relieve the symptoms. If you do not see any improvement, see a doctor for a thorough...  Read Full »

I have dark spots on the glans after undergoing circumcision. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent circumcision 12 years ago, and there was some dark spot on the glans sometime after the circumcision. But slowly, it grew, but there was no pain, and nothing else, just dark spots, but they are large. Should I be worried? Currently, I am 20-years-old.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears to be penile melanosis due to an increase in the number of melanocytes or melanin pigment. A biopsy is needed to rule out malignancy, if any. Look for changes in the lesion, and observation is needed. Avoid scratching and rubbing. I suggest you wash the...  Read Full »

Why the redness and bumps on my penis head does not go away with topical steroids and antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been dealing with irritation on the head of my penis for almost a year now. It started as redness and then some small bumps developed, which led to a tight foreskin that hurt during urination and on retracting the foreskin. I consulted multiple doctors and dermatologists but nobody ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have mentioned that you have pain while retracting the prepuce (foreskin), this can be a sign of an infection called balanitis. If you have already applied all different creams and still the problem persists then circumcision might be the option, that you will ne...  Read Full »

Is there any medication or exercise available to increase my penis size?

Query: Hello doctor, Are there any medications or exercises available for increasing penis size? My penis is 7 cm in length. Is this a micropenis? Will this cause any complications with future children? I am already circumcised. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sheetal Kamble

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The penis size does not matter for having children and enjoying the sexual life. If the functioning is normal and healthy, then size does not matter. The stretched penis size of less than 9 cm in an adult is usually considered micropenis; however, it does not mea...  Read Full »

How to cure the pain and redness in my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I started having pain and redness in my penis five months ago. I have been diagnosed with balanoposthitis, most likely candida. The urologist tried to treat it for two months. However, there was no significant success. Then the urologist recommended doing circumcision. I did it three mon...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is benign congested blood vessels with balanoposthitis. Do keep a check on your sugar levels. I would suggest the following: 1) Apply Miconazole cream (Micogel) in th...  Read Full »

Are the premature ejaculation and loss of sensation in the penis due to circumcision?

Query: Hi doctor,I had phimosis, so I got circumcised two years ago. But now, I have premature ejaculation after circumcision. I also have loss of sensation in my penis. Before circumcision, I enjoyed masturbating, but now I do not feel such enjoyment. What can I do? Was the decision to get circumcised wro...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to has nothing to do with the loss of penile sensations or premature ejaculation. It is just that you are correlating two things together as an explanation for yourself. You cannot say that you have premature ejaculation while masturbating.Premature ejaculation...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for phimosis to help in painless sexual intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I think I have phimosis. In a flaccid condition, I can retract my foreskin to a certain level. But when erect, the foreskin goes down only a few centimeters, and only one fourth of the glans is visible. Is it possible to enjoy painless sex without any treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is better to go for circumcision because sometimes during sex, your foreskin may retract completely and bleed. It may also swell up. Circumcision has a lot of advantages. So, I will recommend circumcision. For more information consult a urologi...  Read Full »

What is the reason for swelling which is not subsiding 15 days after circumcision surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43 year old male, and I had a partial circumcision 43 days ago. The swelling has not yet come done. The doctor told me to wait, but it is not getting better. Any idea what is the problem? I do not have any other medical problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly share a picture, so that I can see it before any comment. Do you have associated pain and fever or discharge from the wound? Revert with more information to a urologist online -->  Read Full »

What causes pain on the scar line even after two months of circumcision?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an adult circumcision due to persistent candida balanitis two months ago, and I have been experiencing continuous pain on the scar line for five weeks after the surgery. The discomfort went away when the wound healed a little, and I was painless for five days. But when I had first...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. It is not true that nerves never heal. Nerves will heal, but it takes some time. As it is causing pain for an extended period, I guess it to be a neuroma. Do you feel a node or a lump? I hope it will not hurt you anymore. Kindly take table...  Read Full »

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