Paraphimosis

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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What is this condition where I can retract only 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

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it acquired or suffering with the issue from childhood? Revert back with the details to a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist  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

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 s...  Read Full »

How to stretch tight penis foreskin?

Query: 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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having tight foreskin called phimosis. 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 intercour...  Read Full »

Why is my penis skin not coming down?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old virgin. My foreskin is tight which has not gone down. I had sexual intercourse with my girlfriend yesterday, were my foreskin came far down the penis head that was really paining and hurting me. Now, my foreskin is still back and not going up. My exposed penis is very m...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not panic if the foreskin is tight. When forcibly retracted over glans during sex, it forms rubber band like effect and prevents venous return, causing edema. This condition is called paraphimosis. This can be easily reduced by applying traction, counter traction o...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to pull back your foreskin during sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I got married three months back. And since then, I am not able to have sex with my wife. I am not able to retract my foreskin when erect, and the head of the penis is not visible. I can only retract it less than 1 cm. The foreskin on the penis is very soft, and I cannot roll it back. W...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are not able to retract the foreskin over the tip of the penis, then most likely the skin is tight and it is due to phimosis. Though to make a diagnosis, evaluation is needed. This is a surgical condition, but it can be treated easily. Circumcision...  Read Full »

Foreskin Is Swollen Like A Balloon After Frenuloplasty. Is This Normal?

Query: Hi doctor,Yesterday I had to have a frenuloplasty. I had to have a general anaesthetic. I woke up and never got any advice off the urologist because I never saw him after the procedure. The nurse who discharged me told me to take off the dressing in the morning and wash the wound and the foreskin tw...  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have very likely developed a paraphimosis. It would be more clear if you share a picture of the penis. You are supposed to keep the skin in front of glans. If it is painful to roll the skin over the glans, I suggest using Lignocaine gel and pull it front. After t...  Read Full »

My foreskin is swollen after a frenuloplasty. Is it paraphimosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a frenuloplasty yesterday and the doctor told me that I had to put back my foreskin 24 hours after the operation, but it is impossible for me to do it. My foreskin is big and swollen and the stitches seem to hold it retracted. Is this normal? Or is it paraphimosis?  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Urologist, Andrologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is your foreskin swollen after the operation or was it swollen before? Was your foreskin tight before surgery or easily retractable? Can you upload a picture of it? Generally, after frenuloplasty, there might be a bit of swelling around the frenulum area. And if it p...  Read Full »

I am unable to retract my foreskin during erection. Do I need circumcision?

Query: Hi doctor,I can stretch my penis foreskin completely and I wash it every day. But, I noticed that during erection I am unable to retract my foreskin. I feel that I am suffering from phimosis. What can I do now? Do I need to undergo circumcision? I have seen the procedure on the internet and it looks...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you should undergo circumcision, because it may cause complication like paraphimosis later. Circumcision is a very simple and minor operation, though it looks horrifying to you. It will be done under anesthesia, and so you will not have any pain. Yes...  Read Full »

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