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How to regain the tightness of the penis foreskin?


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Published At October 5, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 20 years old still I have faced an issue regarding my penis in which my foreskin of pennis does not go back. I have questions about how can I get it back there is tightness. Please help.


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It sounds like you may be experiencing a condition called phimosis, which is when the foreskin of the penis is too tight and cannot be easily retracted. Phimosis can cause discomfort and difficulty with hygiene. You can send me a picture of your penis after retracting your foreskin. Here are a few general recommendations that may help:

1. Gentle stretching exercises: You can try gently stretching the foreskin during bath or shower time. Gradually and carefully retract the foreskin as far as it comfortably goes without causing pain. Repeat this daily, aiming to gradually increase the amount of retraction over time.

2. Topical creams: Some healthcare professionals may prescribe a topical steroid cream that can help loosen the foreskin. They can guide on how to properly apply the cream and the duration of treatment.

3. Manual retraction: If gentle stretching exercises and topical creams do not provide sufficient improvement, a healthcare professional may recommend manual retraction. This is a procedure that involves manually stretching the foreskin under medical supervision.

In some cases, if the above measures are unsuccessful or if the condition causes significant discomfort or complications, a minor surgical procedure called circumcision is recommended. Circumcision involves removing the foreskin to alleviate the tightness and improve hygiene. Feel free to contact me for further queries.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal
Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Family Physician

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