Q. Is stretching exercise helpful for tight foreskin?

Answered by
Dr. Vivekanandan G
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 01, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jun 26, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 22 year old male. I have problem of tight penis skin. Whenever I pull my penis skin back during erection it will be very hard to do. Then, my penis skin gets stuck behind the penis forehead and it is very painful to retract back. I generally use oil for this problem. Please suggest me what to do.

Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrology Urology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • There are two options available for this problem, namely preputioplasty and circumcision.
  • It is better to correct this problem before marriage. Otherwise, it would lead to paraphimosis following intercourse.

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Thank you doctor,

I do not want to have any surgery. Is there any other way? I have read on the internet about the stretching exercise. Is that helpful?

Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrology Urology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • I suggest you apply some mild steroid ointment like Betnovate cream (Betamethasone) over the prepuce for 20 days at night. Consult with your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the treatment with consent.
  • Then, while bathing, you can pull back the prepuce a few times. This will help to stretch the foreskin.
  • However, this may not work for all, so try this for a month. If it does not work, then you may need surgery. But, not to worry as this is a very minor procedure with hardly any complication.

For further doubts consult a urologist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist


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