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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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

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

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 »

My son's penis tip is very narrow. How to correct that?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old son's penis tip has a very narrow opening. The foreskin at the bottom part is quite flexible, but it seems to be attached to the inner meatus at the tip. When I try to pull back the foreskin for cleaning gently, the inner meatus is hardly visible. Earlier, he used to have b...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This phenomenon is known as phimosis. Most of the time, steroid ointment that you have applied will help. In your case, it has helped. So, do not worry even if the opening is small as long as there is no ballooning of the prepuce. You can get a circumci...  Read Full »

Why is the opening of my penis not at the tip?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old, and I have an embarrassing problem with my penis. The opening of my penis, from where the urine comes out is not at the tip, and it is slightly lower. I am still a virgin. Will it be a problem for my sex life? Is it a major problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good that you have come out with your issue. This is called hypospadias. But from your description, it appears subcoronal, that is, it is not very severe, as you can manage your stream. Kindly share a picture of your erect penis from the side and below, to see the...  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 »

Please list the side effects of circumcision.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I have tight foreskin and so thinking about circumcision. Please tell me about the complications about this procedure. Will it affect my sexual life in any way?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If done properly, then circumcision is a very safe procedure with hardly any complications. Absolutely, there is no adverse effect on your sexual life. Postoperative pain will be there for a few days, which can be easily managed with analgesics. Very rarely, there can be ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for recurrent inflammation and pain in foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with my foreskin swelling and also experiencing pain. I am a 37-year-old male and had my circumcision done seven years back. There were some inflammation and occasional pain through these years but recently have been experiencing more inflammation and pain in that are...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment you are taking is perfect. Since how many days are you taking these current medications? Based on the information you already gave, I recommend you to add on to this treatment. Xylocaine jelly 2% or Lidocaine spray local application twice a day, tablet Pr...  Read Full »

Can brown spot in the foreskin possibly be a cancerous lesion?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to get a second opinion and ask a few more questions regarding the condition that I have on my foreskin. I am 43 years old and I have two brown spots on my foreskin. They are there for about one to two years, possibly longer. They do not itch, or bleed, or change in size....  Read Full »


Dr. Sandip Pramanik

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your queries and attachment. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having viral warts on your preputial skin. You need to contact your local dermatologist. There are several methods of managing viral warts. That may be electr...  Read Full »

How long should I continue taking Fluconazole for pain in penile head and foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I was struggling with reddening, itching, and tenderness on the penis head and under the foreskin. I self-diagnosed a fungal infection and started applying Candid B cream twice a day for a week. With a slow recovery, I decided to take oral medication for the same. My pharmacist sugges...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get physically examined and investigated to rule out any medical condition and treat accordingly. Take medicine only under prescription and close observation of the doctor. Check vitals. Drink plenty of water and fluids. Maintain strict hygiene. Wear loose cotton c...  Read Full »

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