Phimosis

Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin of the penis is tight and cannot be pulled back. It is normal in uncircumcised boys, but resolves with age. It is of concern if there is pain and swelling during urination or erection. If an infection develops, it is advisable to consult a urologist. The doctor may treat it with a steroid cream or may suggest going for a circumcision.

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Is it harmful to use larger size silicone ring to loose the penile foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I am currently using phimocure silicone rings to loosen up my foreskin. Yesterday afternoon I accidentally used a large ring 26 mm by wearing it for 1 hour 30 minutes. After taking off the ring, I have this persistent pain like burning and pressure on the tip of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandip Pramanik

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your queries. The only solution to phimosis is circumcision. However, you may have minor vascular injury inside the foreskin due to the use of a tight silicon ring. You can wait and watch to buy some time for natural regression of the swelling o...  Read Full »

What can my husband not pull his foreskin to its position after he pulled it back to urinate?

Query: Hi Doctor My husband is having pain in penis head. The foreskin got backwards and now it not coming back to original form and not covering head of penis. Yesterday when my husband was urinating, he tried pulling foreskin and it went backwards, after that it not coming to front. Before also, he was ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aamir Muhamed

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, It looks like your husband is suffering from a condition called phimosis. Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back over the head or glans of the penis. Now this can happen due to a number of reasons, and can be diagnosed only after examination. This usual...  Read Full »

My penis is 4 inches when erect with tight forskin. Kindly suggest solution to increase the size.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. I have problems with my penis it is 4 inches when erect and the foreskin is very tight and sometimes I feel pain while urinating. Are there any methods to increase the size of the penis?  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Coming back to your query, I will let you know that the average penile size (erect) is 4.7 inches so your's should be quite normal. If you do not have difficulty with intercourse and your partner is satisfied then I do not think there is a need for any medications. (med...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for ED and delayed ejaculation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I am a healthy individual with no signs of BP or heart issues. I have done a healthy heart screening where they checked heart plus blood flow in legs, lipid profile, liver function test, vitamin D and everything is normal. My morning erections frequency is fine, (no...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and find that you are physically active and healthy. You have phimosis but that is not causing you much problem. For the last few occasions you have erection problems and delayed ejaculation, it can occur because of many issues including...  Read Full »

Can brown spot in the foreskin possibly be a cancerous lesion?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to get a second opinion and ask a few more questions regarding the condition that I have on my foreskin. I am 43 years old and I have two brown spots on my foreskin. They are there for about one to two years, possibly longer. They do not itch, or bleed, or change in size....  Read Full »


Dr. Sandip Pramanik

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your queries and attachment. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having viral warts on your preputial skin. You need to contact your local dermatologist. There are several methods of managing viral warts. That may be electr...  Read Full »

How to fix dryness of penile head caused after stopping steroid cream for phimosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing dryness on the head of my penis and it seems to be not self-lubricating. If I do not put any lubricate on the head of my penis it will become dry and there is a stinging pain. For the last four months, I have been applying steroid cream to the head of my penis as well as...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandip Pramanik

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your queries. You are having dryness of glans penis. And from the photograph, (attachment removed to protect identity) what I assume is, you are having balanitis. You had phimosis. And you applied steroid cream for that. Now your foreskin is ret...  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

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 »

Is circumcision necessary when the foreskin does not draw back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old. I am married for the last two years, but still, I am not successful in doing intercourse with my wife and I am really frustrated. Also, my foreskin on the penis does not draw back when tried. I want your help in doing successful intercourse with my wife. When I cons...  Read Full »


Dr. Shazia Anjum

Family Physician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are having phimosis. In phimosis, the foreskin does not role back and it is difficult to do intercourse. The other thing which can cause foreskin not to roll back are genital candidiasis but as per your description, you are having phimo...  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 »

Why is my foreskin so tight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. My foreskin is tight and it is difficult and hurts to pull back my skin off the head when erect but goes back with less effort when not erect. How can I loosen my foreskin at home?  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhin Mohan

Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Home-based treatment methods for tight foreskin (phimosis) are not recommended. Easy treatment is circumcision meaning foreskin is removed. It is a simple and safe procedure done as a day care procedure. It does not require admission also. For more information cons...  Read Full »

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