The condition where the foreskin becomes tight and cannot be pulled over the tip of the penis is called paraphimosis. This might cause the foreskin to become swollen and eventually cuts off the blood supply to the glans penis. Circumcision might be required in severe cases.

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How can the penis foreskin be brought back to proper place?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday my penis foreskin suddenly moved back and did not come back to proper place. Glans is still open and pain is there. Please suggest the way to restore that. Please guide me on how to pull it back.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This condition is probably paraphimosis and it needs urgent treatment. If you are not able to pull back it by yourself then consult a surgeon or doctor as soon as possible. He may correct it immediately as of now and may recommend surgery for further depending on the se...  Read Full »

I have paraphimosis. How can I cure it?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have paraphimosis. Some pain while urinating and the urine color are yellow. This happened after 15 hours of my sexual intercourse. I consulted a general physician. I have been prescribed the tablet Alprazolam. I was instructed to take a Celebrex Blood test and computed tomog...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Paraphimosis is swelling of prepuce skin and unable to return it to normal position. If your diagnosis of paraphimosis is correct, you should immediately visit a urologist because the skin needs to be manually brought back to normal position as early as possible. Oth...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pain when trying to open the foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, My penis foreskin does not open softly. If I try opening, I feel pain. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from paraphimosis. This is a condition in which the foreskin gets trapped behind the glans penis (head of the penis) and does not return back to its original position when pulled. This induces pain. You need a surgical correction and release. Otherw...  Read Full »

What is the reason for swelling which is not subsiding 15 days after circumcision surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43 year old male, and I had a partial circumcision 43 days ago. The swelling has not yet come done. The doctor told me to wait, but it is not getting better. Any idea what is the problem? I do not have any other medical problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly share a picture, so that I can see it before any comment. Do you have associated pain and fever or discharge from the wound? Revert with more information to a urologist online -->  Read Full »

After sex, my penis foreskin got removed, causing a bulge on the penis head. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I had sexual contact with my wife recently. Although there was no actual penetration, it was like a trial. My penis foreskin got removed during the process. After two days, there was a bulge beneath the head of the penis with swelling and pain. I am unable to pull the skin back to the orig...  Read Full »

Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to saw your photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity).It is a very classical of paraphimosis. It results when you do not move the prepuce back to original position after intercourse.If untreated, then it can cause even necrosis (death of tissue) as it constrain...  Read Full »

I am unable to pull my foreskin back. Do I require circumcision?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to pull my foreskin back which I believe might affect my sexual life. My age is 28 years. I was told by someone that circumcision is an option.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Difficulty to pull the foreskin back over glans (head of penis) is a problematic situation, it does hamper the sexual performance as well. This condition is called phimosis. It can be physiological, which is present since birth and resolves spontaneously by early a...  Read Full »

Can I have sex with phimosis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have phimosis. I am ashamed to have sex with my fiance. Will sex be a problem or uncomfortable in future? Is there any solution other than surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin is tight around the glans penis or the soft tip of the penis. I am sure you have not consulted any doctors for the same. I would suggest you get it examined. The problem is that, when you are aroused at the time of sex, the si...  Read Full »

Why can I only retract half of my foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I can retract my foreskin in flaccid state, but in erect position I am not able to retract it. Sometimes, I can retract it up to half of glans, but then it starts hurting. What is this condition called? Should I go for circumcision or any other surgery? Or can this be treated by medici...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is it acquired or suffering with the issue from childhood? Revert back with the details to a sexologist online -->  Read Full »

My penis got swollen after sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, After I had sex for the first time, there is a piece of skin on the side of the penis. Is it normal? It is very sensitive and uncomfortable. I have attached a picture.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Though the picture is not very clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that it is normal. If there is any swelling or tenderness over that area, visit a doctor for help. If not, there is nothing to worry. For more information consult a sexolo...  Read Full »

My foreskin is usually swollen after erection. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. Since one year, I have experienced that foreskin on my penis is usually swollen, I was initially over cleaning it, but then I read that irritates the skin more so I stopped applying soap. The swelling is visible only when the penis is erect, and I pull down th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems on the picture you have mild short frenulum. It usually not possible to retract prepuce in the erect state, so it is normal slight discoloration around meatus is normal. You can continue the use of ointment. Avoid pulling the skin too much back in an erect o...  Read Full »

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