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 a length of 7.5 cm of a fully erect penis considered a micropenis, and how to increase its size?

Query: Hello doctor,I consulted a doctor for the rashes on my penis and was diagnosed with balanitis and phimosis even though I was circumcised. The doctor suggested consulting an endocrinologist as she suspected I had a micropenis. The length of my fully erect penis is 7.5 cm.Is this considered a micropen...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You do not have phimosis. Usually, uncircumcised people only get phimosis. I can see the entire glans in one of the pictures you sent, so there is no chance of phimosis (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Penis length in adults is more ...  Read Full »

Is there any treatment available for micropenis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. My height is 180 cm, and my weight is 75 kg. I had rashes in my penis, and I consulted a doctor. I was diagnosed with balanitis, phimosis, and micropenis. My penis is 7.5 cm in length when stretched fully. The doctor also suggested me consult an endocrinolo...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Though phimosis is more common in uncircumcised children, it can also occur in adults, with the primary cause being infection. Infections cause the foreskin to swell and tighten around the tip of the penis head or at the base of ...  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

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 »

Why is it difficult to pull my foreskin back when I am erect after a frenuloplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a frenulum tear due to excess sexual intercourse, and I underwent frenuloplasty to correct my foreskin. On the first two days after the surgery, my foreskin was clear and comfortable. But after two days, it became tight and difficult to retract. I am unable to get an erection....  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for consulting us.The foreskin is hard to retract due to expansion during erection. The reason for frenuloplasty could have been phimosis (narrowing of the foreskin). It would help if you keep the area dry and clean. It is recommended to clean the area with saline an...  Read Full »

I am unable to retract my foreskin. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having an issue with my foreskin, it does not retract and it hurts whenever I have sex. I do not have pleasure during sex, and it is also difficult to keep personal hygiene in those areas. I am a bit afraid that it can be phimosis. It is not from when I was born but happened sudd...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. Please send me images if it is possible. Yes, it is phimosis. And from what you are describing, it sounds like severe phimosis. You will have to get a circumcision done. So, please consult a nearby urologist. Revert with mo...  Read Full »

I have small red and white painless spots on my foreskin. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a personal question regarding my foreskin. There are small round red and white painless spots there, and it does not cause any pain whatsoever. I wanted to know is it something I should be worried about?  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send clear photos of lesions and details for clarification. Please send the following details. How long are you having these spots? Is there any intercourse history? If yes, then please give your partner's history. Do you have symptoms like pain, itching, etc.? Do...  Read Full »

What is a jelqing exercise, and why is it done?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old male, and I have a small penis about 7 cm without an erection, but erected is like 17 cm. When erected, my foreskin will not go back enough, so my whole head is exposed, and I heard that this is called phimosis. I need your help. I am scared to tell my family because ...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many researchers say that the average length of a flaccid penis is 3.61 inches, while the average size of an erect penis is 5.16 inches. Few studies recommend flaccid penis length of fewer than 1.6 inches or an erect penis of fewer than 3 inches to be considered ...  Read Full »

Will phimosis interfere with penile growth and reduce the stretchability of the foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, When I was around 8-year-old, I had a sharp pain after masturbating and had a little blood from my foreskin. My foreskin was once extremely stretchy and was able to retract extremely easily became so tight that it would not even retract when flaccid. If memory serves correctly, this caus...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition you have is phimosis which is tightness of foreskin prevent easy retraction. It is not usually interfering with penile growth. Treatment of phimosis starts with medical treatment by applying hydrocortisone cream and rub it on foreskin twice daily and to ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have a red spot around the urethra with a tight foreskin. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I weigh 80 kg and I am 5 feet 4 inches. I have been suffering from an inflammation while urinating with a red spot around the urethra. I went to my physician. He prescribed me a tablet Ofloxacin and syrup Oricitral for 5 days. After that the inflammation got reduc...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and went through your photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It definitely looks like you have balanoposthitis with phimosis. Did you have sexual contact with anyone other than your regular partner? Does your partner have any...  Read Full »

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