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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I can only partially retract my foreskin when erect. Can I get my wife pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I can retract my foreskin of penis in flaccid state, but when erect I cannot pull it back. Only 25% of glans will be seen when I pull it in erect state. What is the treatment for this? Will surgery or medicine or stretching exercises be effective? Also, can I make my wife pregnant with...  Read Full »


Dr. Pankaj Mittal

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem you have mentioned is quite a normal phenomenon and not a problem. Most of them cannot retract their foreskin fully while penis is in full erection. If in flaccid position you have normal urination, then it is fine and no surgical illness present. You can mak...  Read Full »

Why can I only retract half of my foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I can retract my foreskin in flaccid state, but in erect position I am not able to retract it. Sometimes, I can retract it up to half of glans, but then it starts hurting. What is this condition called? Should I go for circumcision or any other surgery? Or can this be treated by medici...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it acquired or suffering with the issue from childhood? Revert back with the details to a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist  Read Full »

I have swelling in foreskin with itching and pain during sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old, student. Recently, during a sexual intercourse I felt an acute pain after which I suddenly stopped. The next day I had swelling all around my penis. It seems like the foreskin has swollen. I was a bit worried so I visited the GP here who advised me to take anti-bact...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The foreskin of your glans is edematous and little inflammatory (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This condition may be due to vigorous sexual activity against the dry vagina or may be due to local infection. Possibility of balanoposthitis. So you may...  Read Full »

Is cracked foreskin a side effect of steroid cream?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffered from the worst case of Tinea cruris. I was on medication for almost six months and now it has cured completely. But, I am facing problems with my foreskin. Every now and then I have cuts and cracks when I pull the foreskin back. Also, when the foreskin is too dry it is having s...  Read Full »


Dr. Raman Tanwar

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your foreskin appears to be healthy (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and deserves to be saved. The coconut oil application is a very good way for that. Apply Clobetasol ointment twice a day after bath and evening and retract your foreskin multiple times du...  Read Full »

What causes white patches on foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 22. I have a white patch on the inner side of my foreskin. It does not itch or pain but look weird. I have not had any physical contact. So, it is not an STD. How can I get it removed?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I welcome you and want to assure you need not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

My penis got swollen after sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, After I had sex for the first time, there is a piece of skin on the side of the penis. Is it normal? It is very sensitive and uncomfortable. I have attached a picture.  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though the picture is not very clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that it is normal. If there is any swelling or tenderness over that area, visit a doctor for help. If not, there is nothing to worry. For more information consult a sexolo...  Read Full »

Please suggest home remedies for cracked foreskin.

Query: Hello doctor,My foreskin has some cracks and sometimes blood also come. If I stretch foreskin back, it is painful. Also due to this, the cracks become larger. Kindly suggest some medications.  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. The complaint is not very clear to make a diagnosis. So, please send me the details regarding any sexual history or any use of drugs. Do you have diabetes? Meanwhile, you can try a local appli...  Read Full »

I can retract the foreskin only when the penis is flaccid. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male of 5'11" and 92 kg weight. My age is 26 years and I am on no regular medication. I cannot retract my foreskin in erect position, but can retract during flaccid state. I also ejaculate very soon and I cannot get full erection. What treatment should I take for this?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. First of all you should reduce weight. If you cannot achieve by diet control, then you will need medicine. You said that you cannot retract foreskin in erect position, but can retract during flaccid state. It means that t...  Read Full »

How do Fordyce spots look under the foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small group of white bumps under the foreskin on the bottom of my penis. They are not painful and they do not itch. Are they Fordyce spots?  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fordyce spots usually do not occur at that site, as they are ectopic sebaceous glands. They are most commonly found over normal skin covering the penis especially undersurface. The two possibilities are tyson gland and skin tag. Tyson gland: the site and look t...  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

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 s...  Read Full »

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