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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I have a tight foreskin. How can I retract it without circumcision?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a tight foreskin, and I would like to retract it without circumcision. Would you please prescribe me a cream for the same and something for the sensitivity on the head of the penis?  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in and I understand your concern. This condition is phimosis. I suggest applying Hydrocortisone cream 1%. It is available over-the-counter in any pharmacy. Apply it twice daily on the foreskin and rub it well. Start retraction gradually after two weeks ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for phimosis to help in painless sexual intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I think I have phimosis. In a flaccid condition, I can retract my foreskin to a certain level. But when erect, the foreskin goes down only a few centimeters, and only one fourth of the glans is visible. Is it possible to enjoy painless sex without any treatment?  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to go for circumcision because sometimes during sex, your foreskin may retract completely and bleed. It may also swell up. Circumcision has a lot of advantages. So, I will recommend circumcision. For more information consult a urologi...  Read Full »

Can too much masturbation make the penis curved?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old male, and I have been masturbating for the last six months. When I did masturbate for the first time, my penis was large of about 6.5 inch size, when fully erected. Due to excessive masturbation, like about three times a day, my penis is bent down on the left side. Wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. There are multiple reasons for bent penis, which includes: Short frenulum-share a picture of the erect penis (side and below) for diagnosis. Surgical management is the cure. Phimosis-share picture of erect penis (side) and foresk...  Read Full »

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 »

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