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 have penile bleeding and pain during intercourse due to a tear in my foreskin. What is the cure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. While having sex, I had a tear in my foreskin, which led to profuse bleeding. However, it stopped after some time. It happened yesterday night, and I feel the pain when the penis gets hard. During intercourse, I sometimes feel the pain, and it is normal again ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Since how many days are you facing this problem? Seek medical help soon, and for the pain, you can take tablet Paracetamol 500 mg in case of emergency whenever required. If there is swelling that is not going away, it needs to be chec...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for phimosis to help in painless sexual intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I think I have phimosis. In a flaccid condition, I can retract my foreskin to a certain level. But when erect, the foreskin goes down only a few centimeters, and only one fourth of the glans is visible. Is it possible to enjoy painless sex without any treatment?  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to go for circumcision because sometimes during sex, your foreskin may retract completely and bleed. It may also swell up. Circumcision has a lot of advantages. So, I will recommend circumcision. For more information consult a urologi...  Read Full »

What is the reason for swelling which is not subsiding 15 days after circumcision surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43 year old male, and I had a partial circumcision 43 days ago. The swelling has not yet come done. The doctor told me to wait, but it is not getting better. Any idea what is the problem? I do not have any other medical problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly share a picture, so that I can see it before any comment. Do you have associated pain and fever or discharge from the wound? Revert with more information to a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist  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. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer my questions. 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 so...  Read Full »

I am unable to retract my foreskin. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having an issue with my foreskin, it does not retract and it hurts whenever I have sex. I do not have pleasure during sex, and it is also difficult to keep personal hygiene in those areas. I am a bit afraid that it can be phimosis. It is not from when I was born but happened sudd...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. Please send me images if it is possible. Yes, it is phimosis. And from what you are describing, it sounds like severe phimosis. You will have to get a circumcision done. So, please consult a nearby urologist. Revert with mo...  Read Full »

Why do I have itching and burning sensation in my foreskin after UTI treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have irritation and burning sensation in my foreskin. Recently I noticed redness and swelling in the head of my penis. I had a UTI two weeks ago and took medication under my doctor's supervision. I am cured now. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern regarding the foreskin irritation and redness of the penis is due to an infection called balanitis. Since you had a recent UTI (urinary tract infection), it can be a sequel to that. Usually, these infections subside with few days of antibiotics and a...  Read Full »

I have small red and white painless spots on my foreskin. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a personal question regarding my foreskin. There are small round red and white painless spots there, and it does not cause any pain whatsoever. I wanted to know is it something I should be worried about?  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send clear photos of lesions and details for clarification. Please send the following details. How long are you having these spots? Is there any intercourse history? If yes, then please give your partner's history. Do you have symptoms like pain, itching, etc.? Do...  Read Full »

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 Samer Juma Ali 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 »

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