Q. I have lost most of my foreskin in circumcision. Is there any medication to stimulate the growth?

Answered by
Dr. Raveendran Sr
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A

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 growth?

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Dr. Raveendran Sr

Andrology Diabetology Sexology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 a happy life. If there is any other reason you want to remove the skin, do explain. We can work it out.

Kindly elaborate your complaints and all the doubts or question you have in one message so I will do my best to explain all in an understandable scientific way.

Thank you doctor,

I would not want to remove any skin, but rather to make the excess skin longer to cover the penile head. The excess skin is not a problem during masturbation or urination, but my glans is very dry (I wash it with water twice a day and only use soap if there is sperm, plus sometimes wipe it with toilet paper after peeing).

Is dryness because of the glans is mostly exposed and rubs against underwear, especially when wearing briefs? I thought if foreskin could keep the glans moist, or what would you recommend? Also, why skin cell stimulating creams cannot be used on penile skin?

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Andrology Diabetology Sexology


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You are not supposed to feel dryness in your penis, and it is because of a few foreskins you have. It is like asking you think your hands are getting dry and you always need a glows. After foreskin removal in a few days, you should not be feeling anything odd. Since your body will tell your brain, it is how you were born not to worry about that.

Yes, with the use of foreskin, smegma formation is complicated. Without the foreskin, there is no smegma complication and very less chance of penile infection. Also, skin cell stimulating creams cannot be used on penile skin because gland penis contains mucous membrane, not like skin on your hand or legs, so growth cream will act on glands and make it grow with an odd shape.

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