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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My son's penis tip is very narrow. How to correct that?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old son's penis tip has a very narrow opening. The foreskin at the bottom part is quite flexible, but it seems to be attached to the inner meatus at the tip. When I try to pull back the foreskin for cleaning gently, the inner meatus is hardly visible. Earlier, he used to have b...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This phenomenon is known as phimosis. Most of the time, steroid ointment that you have applied will help. In your case, it has helped. So, do not worry even if the opening is small as long as there is no ballooning of the prepuce. You can get a circumci...  Read Full »

Why is the opening of my penis not at the tip?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old, and I have an embarrassing problem with my penis. The opening of my penis, from where the urine comes out is not at the tip, and it is slightly lower. I am still a virgin. Will it be a problem for my sex life? Is it a major problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good that you have come out with your issue. This is called hypospadias. But from your description, it appears subcoronal, that is, it is not very severe, as you can manage your stream. Kindly share a picture of your erect penis from the side and below, to see the...  Read Full »

What causes swollen and red foreskin with white discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old, and I am suffering from swollen and red foreskin. I also discharge some white particles both on the foreskin and beneath it, and I am unable to pull back my foreskin, and sometimes it turns red. This has been ongoing for over six months now. I consulted a urologist who...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry; I will help you with your concern. From history, it seems you have developed candidal balanitis (inflammation of the head of the penis) with phimosis (tight foreskin). You have a fungal infection, so antibiotics will not work. Since you have swelling, ...  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 »

I have hard lump under the penis shaft. Is it smegma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old male. My height is 6 feet and weight is 84 kg. My medical history includes psoriasis, hyperuricemia and essential primary hypertension. I am taking Cilacar 10 mg (Cilnidipine) one tablet daily after dinner at 9 PM for hypertension. For psoriasis I am applying Propygenta...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think the lumps that you able to feel are nothing but smegmoliths. These are nothing but concretions of smegma, if not cleaned for a long time. Are you able to retract your foreskin completely? If you cannot, then you may be having phimosis, which can be m...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old male, 5'10", 135 lbs. 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

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below: 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 exte...  Read Full »

Is surgery the only option for phimosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe phimosis with pinhole meatus. My age is 31 and I am unmarried. My urine stream has become weak since three to four years, but never knew my penis is abnormal. But since six months, urine stream became too thin and then surgeon told me about the disease. Is surge...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Circumcision is a simple operation without any major complications. I think it is dangerous to keep postponing the surgery, because of fear. You can even develop renal failure with this. There is no natural remedy available for this condition. So, I request ...  Read Full »

Penetration is difficult due to tight foreskin. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old married male. My foreskin is too tight and I do not feel comfortable while having sex. Penetration is becoming a problem. I want to speak to a urologist to get some perspective on this.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Phimosis can be a disturbing problem for many people and it is a treatable problem. Treatment depends on response and ranging from medications to surgical options. Usually, phimosis is primary, means it is from childhood, and depends on the severity it takes time to res...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for tickling of penis in a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5-year-old complains about tickling in his penis. It seems to be very uncomfortable. Pediatrician says it is not an infection and not sure what it is. He cries and sometimes he begins to pull it. Please help. He is currently on Zyrtec for allergies.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There may be some ongoing phimosis or some urine particles in the prepuce of the penis leading to this feeling. Please apply Betnovate skin cream to the prepuce of the child and gently pull the skin backward so that the cream goes into the gap between prepuce and hea...  Read Full »

Excessive foreskin is tight and not retracting while erection. How to fix these issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old and worried about my penis. The frenulum does not seem to be attached to the underside of the head but it is attached more to the tip around the urethra. Also, I think I have excessive foreskin as when it is nonerect, it scrunches up more than it should at the tip. It ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. That attachment of frenulum to the tip around the urethra that can be a variation of normal. The main problem is the retraction of the foreskin which is difficult unless you use a lubricant. That is considered a mild degree of phimosis. Phimosis can be severe and fores...  Read Full »

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