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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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 »

Do I have to pull back my penis foreskin and dry every time I urinate to prevent foreskin problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an adult male and not circumcised, do I have to pull back my penis foreskin and wipe or dry (toilet paper) every time I urinate to prevent foreskin problems infections or balanitis? Or just shaking it after urination is good enough? I honestly do not wipe, and I never had a probl...  Read Full »


Dr. Gajanan Bhat

General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There will be secretions under the foreskin, which is called smegma. These get infected in men with an immune-compromised condition such as diabetes. In others, keeping the undersurface of foreskin clean once a day while having a bath is enough. It is not necessary t...  Read Full »

What are the home remedies for tight foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I have a tight foreskin. Please suggest me the remedies and the types of oil used to roll back the skin.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem of a tight foreskin is known as phimosis. In phimosis, the patients feel a variety of symptoms. Sometimes a patient may find it hard to urinate due to the tight foreskin and may usually suffer from urinary tract infections. Some people do not have a...  Read Full »

Can intercourse with tight foreskin cause problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a tight foreskin, but I am able to masturbate without pain. I would like to know whether it will cause any problem while having sex. Thank you.  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. As you can masturbate without pain, it will not cause any problem in sex. For further doubts consult a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist  Read Full »

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