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 does it indicate if there is blood discharge along with semen?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male, and I have been facing a problem with the penis. During masturbation, dark red blood comes out along with semen, but it comes from the skin on the tip of the penis and not from the urethral hole. I consulted with a doctor, and they said it to be normal. It has...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern about the problem. The available information and images attached (attachment removed to protect patient's identity) appear to be a ruptured frenulum (a fold of tissue that connects the skin over the penis to the penis shaft). Generally, fren...  Read Full »

Can circumcision cure bleeding from my penis tip 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 foreski...  Read Full »

Dr. Raja Ramesh

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 six to eight ...  Read Full »

I got cut on the frenulum and have redness, swelling, and a little liquid is oozing out. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor,I got cut on the frenulum with redness and swelling, and a little liquid is oozing out. How to manage it?  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Usually, this cut is due to the tight foreskin and persists until you avoid retracting the foreskin. After ten days, you can apply steroidal cream like Betnovate (Chlorocresol) twice daily for six weeks. After two weeks of...  Read Full »

My lower frenulum got injured and looks red, inflamed, and swollen. How do I cure it at home?

Query: Hello doctor, About three days ago, my bottom frenulum got cut (between the bottom two teeth), and since then, it has slowly become infected where the skin broke. As a result, the gums around the four teeth are red and inflamed, slightly swollen, and a bit of pus is developing on the cut. Is there a...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. This should settle soon. It would be best if you apply topical anesthetic gels like Orajel (Benzocaine) over the cut and the gums with a clean finger thrice daily to prevent discomfort or pain. I also suggest the following. 1. Avoid hot and s...  Read Full »

How to care for a cut in the frenulum?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a cut on my frenulum during intercourse nine months ago. It was hurting initially, but I felt better after a few days. I had intercourse again, and the cut got reopened. I took a break for two weeks from intercourse, and it felt better. Then again, the cut reopened on masturbation....  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The minimum number of days for abstinence from any sexual activity is 28 days and preferably six weeks if it is recurrent. So, unless you have diabetes, you should give proper time to heal. I suggest you continue applying antibiotic ointment as before and maintain...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about the constant bleeding from the cut in my glans?

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 Bhaskaran

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 »

How long will it take to heal my torn penis?

Query: Hi doctor,The skin under my penis is a bit torn. It happened last month and again once this month. How long will it take to heal as it hurts while having sex? Please help me with this query.  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think you have a frenulum tear. It will take 4 to 6 weeks to heal. After that, I will suggest taking antibiotics, analgesics, and ointment. The important thing is you should not have sex in the period; complete rest is needed. If possible, kindly upload the photos of...  Read Full »

The foreskin turns gray, tears, and bleeds during sex. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, My frenulum snapped a couple of years ago and slowly my penis has become discoloured on the tip. It is light gray in colour and has now started forming two dark gray spots . It sometimes bleeds under the foreskin during intercourse and hurts. The foreskin has now begun to turn gray and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. My suggestion would be to avoid sexual intercourse for some time to promote healing of the area as repeated friction may aggravate the problem. Secondly, apply ointment Fucibet (Betamethasone and Fusi...  Read Full »

Why is the new skin over my frenulum white, wet, and peeling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 50-years-old male with a height of 5'10" and a weight of 88 kg. A small cut occurred on the frenulum during intercourse two weeks ago. I cleaned the wound with Detol and then left-wound as such for three days, thinking it will heal. After three days, I found the skin around the c...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are keeping safe. I have read your history. Please understand that I will be able to access the severity of the wound only after seeing a well-focused photo of the lesion. Kindly revert with a photo so that I may give a diagnosis and guide you bett...  Read Full »

How long does a frenulum tear usually take to heal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I have a burning sensation in the penis. Symptoms are there for the last two days. I had a frenulum tear 50 days back during a sexual act. I have not participated in any since then. I feel like I have a urine infection. There is no other sensation apart from a bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Frenulum tear would heal completely within three months as the wound in the skin takes about seven days to close and three months for complete strength. The burning sensation would be due to infection. Urine culture is important, and according to the result sensitivity...  Read Full »

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