Q. How long will it take to heal frenulum tear?

Answered by
Dr. Bharat Udey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Mar 15, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jun 18, 2019

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 initial redness and swelling, now it has a small scab. How long will it take to heal? And is going to a doctor worth my time?

Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrics Psychiatry Sexology Sleep Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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.

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Hi doctor,

Would an impact strong enough to cause a frenulum tear along with urethral discoloration?

Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrics Psychiatry Sexology Sleep Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is quite rare for a single injury to cause frenulum tear along with urethral discoloration. Urethral discoloration is mainly caused by either chronic injury during coitus or genital lesions due to sexually transmitted infections. At times, it can be idiopathic in few cases, which means without any underlying reason for the same.

In case of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), discoloration is usually associated with sores which are quite painful along with burning sensation, discharge per urethra, difficulty to micturate and painful coitus. STDs are usually acquired by having unprotected coitus with an infected person and promiscuous behavior increases the risk of contracting STDs.

In case you found to have any of the above risk factors or symptoms associated with this urethral discoloration, then you should see a venereologist as soon as possible for further evaluation. However if no such risk factors, then you should give ample time for the tear to heal, abstain from any kind of sexual activity for a while and reassess once it gets healed.

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

Hi doctor,

I have none of the risk factors you have mentioned above. I have been happily married and living faithfully for the past seven years. When I get out of the shower I have two small white dots on the inside of my urethra.

After drying off they get smaller but turned darker. No discharge or pain, but occasionally there will be slight itch. Do you have any idea what that could be?

Also, my frenulum tear has turned red around the scab but appears to slowly getting smaller. Should I see a doctor? Are these two issues related?

Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrics Psychiatry Sexology Sleep Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Good to hear from you. It is very impressing to know that you have maintained a very successful married life.

Regarding your query pertaining to few dots that you have observed on your urethra after shower, I would like to enquire few things about them as well.Whether these dots are elevated above the surface and palpated by fingers or are just visualized but non-palpable?

In case they are palpable then there could be a possibility of a genital wart. If not palpable then it could be the normal structural part of urethra. The genital warts can be acquired by having anal intercourse as well. If performed anal coitus too frequently without using condoms, then chances of acquiring genital warts are too high.

They are often associated with itching as well. However, need not panic. They can be removed with treatment. To be sure about it, consult a venereologist. Regarding your frenulum tear, now it become brighter but have reduced in size, you need not to be worried about it, as it is following the natural course of healing. It will heal completely gradually.

Meanwhile, follow the precautions that I have advised in previous query and maintain abstinence from vigorous coitus for a while.

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

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