Foreskin

The skin that covers the tip of the penis is called foreskin or prepuce. A number of pathological conditions can affect this skin, which can be treated by surgically removing the foreskin called circumcision.

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Does steroid cream work for itchy foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male. I have constant itching in my foreskin for more than five years. The itching gets better after washing that area. I used a steroid cream and it caused thinning of my foreskin. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for your query.Foreskin itching is a common problem and should never be treated with steroids as steroids reduce inflammation and worsen the infection.This itching is due to a fungal infection. The treatment is retracting the foreskin and gentle and thorough clean...  Read Full »

I am unable to pull my foreskin back. Do I require circumcision?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to pull my foreskin back which I believe might affect my sexual life. My age is 28 years. I was told by someone that circumcision is an option.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Difficulty to pull the foreskin back over glans (head of penis) is a problematic situation, it does hamper the sexual performance as well. This condition is called phimosis. It can be physiological, which is present since birth and resolves spontaneously by early a...  Read Full »

I have a red spot around the urethra with a tight foreskin. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I weigh 80 kg and I am 5 feet 4 inches. I have been suffering from an inflammation while urinating with a red spot around the urethra. I went to my physician. He prescribed me a tablet Ofloxacin and syrup Oricitral for 5 days. After that the inflammation got reduc...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and went through your photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It definitely looks like you have balanoposthitis with phimosis. Did you have sexual contact with anyone other than your regular partner? Does your partner have any...  Read Full »

Can I have sex with phimosis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have phimosis. I am ashamed to have sex with my fiance. Will sex be a problem or uncomfortable in future? Is there any solution other than surgery?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin is tight around the glans penis or the soft tip of the penis. I am sure you have not consulted any doctors for the same. I would suggest you get it examined. The problem is that, when you are aroused at the time of sex, the si...  Read Full »

Will my previous genital herpes infection be the reason for pain in foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from genital herpes for the last one year. I took medicine, and it was cured. But still, now I feel pain on my penis foreskin after each month on the same portion where the first herpes blister developed, and the pain goes after two to three days without medication. I d...  Read Full »


Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Genital herpes, usually 90% of HPV (human papillomavirus) infections are cleared by the body within two years of infection. Sometimes infected cells undergo a quiet or latent period with the first occurrence or a recurrence of symptoms happening months or years later...  Read Full »

Is it good to do circumcision at the age of 37?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 37 years old. I am unable to retract my foreskin. It is very tight. Kindly advise if circumcision is safe at this age. What are the care and precautions that need to be taken during and after circumcision?  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. I suggest you should undergo circumcision. We do circumcision even for an individual of 60 or 65 years, so there is nothing to worry. It is an absolutely safe and minor procedure. There are no major precautions need to take before or after surge...  Read Full »

Why does my foreskin retract during masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, When I masturbate, then my foreskin retracts. If I pull the foreskin backward and then forward again, the end of my foreskin pulls in further and further, as if my glans were pulling it in. And, because my glans are very sensitive, it can sometimes suddenly happen when masturbating th...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got your first point that foreskin keeps retracting and your glans is sensitive, and you feel discomfort. Let me assure you that this is normal and does not require treatment. Many people get a circumcision, and glans are always exposed, so the glans' sensitivity wi...  Read Full »

Can rashes on the penis be penile cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, For the second time I have suffered a rash on the glans of my penis in this year. This time the rash was more intense in color. There has never been any itching or pain associated with this rash. But, just a scary looking color. I was tested for all STD and STI infections before a mont...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, do not worry as you do not have penile cancer. This is a recurrent attack of balanoposthitis. You should get tested for diabetes. For tight foreskin, you need circumcision. Also, if you are using a condom or any jelly during intercourse, then that might be ...  Read Full »

Are there any medicines to treat epididymal cysts?

Query: Hello doctor, I was operated for cryptorchidism when I was nine years. My left testicle is 3.5 by 2.5 cm. I feel this is too small. Please suggest tablets to increase its size. I have epididymal cysts 7 cm long in both testicles. I have burning sensation and numbness and pain. Suggest tablets for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The normal size of an adult testis is 3 by 4 cm with an approximate volume of 12 to 19 cc. Patients with a history of cryptorchidism may have a slightly smaller size of the testis at adult stage. However, the size of the testis does not matter as long as the semen f...  Read Full »

What can the big black spot on the foreskin be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male with a height of 5.8 feet, and my weight is 62 kg. I have a big black spot on the foreskin of the penis for the past four to five years. I do not know what it is. And I do not feel any pain.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any history of atopy or allergies? Did you contact with irritants or any chemical? Have any history of minor injury or trauma? Did you scratch or rub the lesion? Did you pop or prick it? Allergic reaction to irritant soap? Any chronic illness? Drug ...  Read Full »

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