Frenulum Tear

The frenulum is a sensitive and flexible tissue. It can commonly get torn during cleaning of the penis or rough sexual activities. It is accompanied by pain and bleeding.

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What causes the penis skin to rip?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38 year old male. When I was 19 years old, I had a circumcision due to a tight foreskin. This has never been a problem until of late. There are two issues that I am suffering with. The first is on the under side of my penis when I get an erection to have sex or masturbate, where my...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. I completely agree with the first problem although it is unlikely to be related to circumcision. I also feel that the underneath scar tissue is responsible for the closing of the pee hole rather than the procedure which was ...  Read Full »

How to treat a torn frenulum?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married before seven years and living happily with my wife. A week ago, I had a very enthusiastic sex session in the shower. During which I slipped out and missed going back in and had a substantial impact. At that time I believe I had a frenulum tear and the skin was split. After...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is quite common to get a frenulum tear while having coitus. It will heal within four to five days and pain will subside in a day or two. However, if you still continue to have pain, you can seek an opinion. Avoid coitus for few days for a quick recovery. For furth...  Read Full »

I am diabetic and have a problem of tearing my frenulum during intercourse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am aged 46 years. I am having a HbA1c of 7 (recently tested a few days back) and has a problem of tearing my frenulum during intercourse with my partner. I have consulted two urology doctors. The first one says I need a circumcision as there are frequent infections in glans due to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gajanan Bhat

General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, I appreciate you for providing elaborate history which will help in making diagnosis and advising treatment plan. Now, coming to your health query, I can understand your concern and will try to help you. Your diabetes is quite well controlled as per your H...  Read Full »

Is circumcision necessary for penis tip bleeding during sex?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband and I had intercourse on the 25th night and the tip of his penis started bleeding during this. It was the first time he inserted his penis inside. The bleeding stopped the next day but the pain persisted. Today, there is a slight pain but he is afraid if he pulls the foresk...  Read Full »

Dr. Raja Ramesh

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From what you say, it is likely that your husband is suffering from coitus related frenular tear. No ointment can cure or prevent recurrence of the same. A minor procedure like frenuloplasty is still associated with recurrence. Ideally, circumcision and 6 to 8 weeks ...  Read Full »

Do I have a potentiality for circumcision?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. Do I have a potentiality for circumcision? I have maximum turgid retraction without pain depicted in the first image. Enquiring as to whether a circumcision would benefit and possible logistics of such. What would be involved in my particular instance? What "t...  Read Full »

Dr. Datta Ram Udayagiri

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it is understood that you have had trauma and tears of the frenulum. I would suggest I consider circumcision. The standard procedure includes removal of the whole of the prepuce. There are some options like cosmetic circumcision where the foreski...  Read Full »

What might be the possible cause of pain in my penis during urination?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I am suffering from pain in penis, mostly between the foreskin and glans penis. It hurts more especially when I pass urine. Last week, I had a rough sex with my girlfriend. At that time I saw blood at my foreskin of the penis. What should I do now? After the sperms ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. It is not a major problem. If possible, please sent me the images of your penis both from above and below with the foreskin retracted properly. You might have injured frenulum while having sex, but do not worry as it is not a major problem. I wil...  Read Full »

What can cause swollen and red urethral opening ?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old uncircumcised male. My condition is not disturbing my life, but for the sake of clarity, it would be nice to consult for a primary opinion on whether it is necessary to physically visit a urologist. I had a minor yeast infection a few months back. While clearing them of...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to, I think the red line you are referring to is nothing but frenulum. It is a normal structure and since you do not have any symptoms attributable to it, I really do not think that you need to see a urologist in person. It would add better clarity, if you can attach a phot...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for bleeding of glans after intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, About two weeks ago, I noticed a cut in the glans area of my penis, on the underside, just below the end of the meatus. It was bleeding a little bit, which I guess was brought upon by the starting of intercourse. Upon looking closely, I also noticed some white deposits on the glans felt l...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You must be having frenulum breve (short frenulum) and that must be torn whenever you have intercourse. There is a small artery (blood vessel) in it and that can cause bleeding. You can apply antibiotic ointments and should avoid intercourse till it is rectified. After r...  Read Full »

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