Common "Phimosis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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I have phimosis and got a paper cut on foreskin. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old male, 5.10 foot, and 135 pounds. I have pinhole phimosis. Currently doing stretching exercises, but I recently got a bad paper cut on the foreskin and it has affected everything.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. I hope you have consulted the urologist and discussed your condition in detail with a clinical examination. Though stretching exercises done using lubrication jelly might help you to some extent, regular review of your condition i...  Read Full »

Foreskin covering the penis is very intact and does not retract. Is this phimosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I am afraid that I might be suffering from phimosis. My foreskin is too intact that it covers the whole penis, without retracting even during the time of erection. There is no problem while erection, masturbation or urinating. It is just that my foreskin is to...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can try to retract foreskin daily during bathing, a little more every day. If this does not work or is painful, better get a circumcision done. This will ensure there is no problem during intercourse. It is a small surgery done by urologist or surgeon.   Read Full »

My foreskin is attached to the head of the penis. Need help.

Query: Hello doctor,My foreskin is attached to the head of the penis. Is there any solution to release it without pain?  Read Full »

Dr. Junaid Nabi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Phimosis means tight foreskin. In this condition, the foreskin may not be moving freely. There are two ways to treat it. One is medical and other is surgical. I will suggest medical treatment. First pull down the foreskin as down as possible and apply Betamethasone cre...  Read Full »

Why is the outer layer of my penis attached to the head?

Query: Hi doctor, When I do intercourse I am not able to go deep up to the length of my penis. My outer layer of penis is attached to the head. I feel to ejaculate due to excitement. While having sex using condom I am able to insert whole of my penis and enjoy good sex. But without condom, I ejaculate in f...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. Yes, it may be Phimosis, the symptoms like difficulty during intercourse, hard to urinate will occur. You should use some lubricant or soap and try to pull the foreskin back by holding your penis in one hand and pulling back with a...  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 sudde...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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.   Read Full »

Is circumcision necessary if I cannot retract my foreskin?

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. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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, you wil...  Read Full »

I have phimosis and a bump on my penis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have phimosis and a bump on my penis. I am worried that I will get cancer, and want to know the symptoms of that. I chose a foreskin stretching ring to expand the skin for phimosis. Is this the best treatment for it? Also, if my penis is erect, it is difficult to pull back. However, if ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide an expert opinion on your medical issues. Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin of the penis is too tight, and can not be retracted easily over the glans (head) of the penis. It is common in young boys and usually resolves with age. Howev...  Read Full »

What to do if I could not draw back my penis foreskin?

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Do I need to retract foreskin during intercourse?

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 Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Prepuce is not getting retracted during erection. What can I do for it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a medical student, and I came across phimosis. My prepuce can be retracted easily and normally but when I get erect it does not retracts on own and even if I do it forcibly it gets stuck around corona which is painful. Is this a problem? If yes can I do something on my own and if I...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello. Welcome to the In a flaccid state, the foreskin can be retracted back over the shaft of the penis easily even in phimosis case. However, you have a problem in erection state as well, and hence you have mild degree phimosis. For that topical steroid cream can be used after consu...  Read Full »

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