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HomeAnswersUrologyphimosisMy foreskin is stuck, and I feel pain on pulling back. Why?

What is the treatment for tight foreskin that causes pain on pulling back?

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Published At July 4, 2022
Reviewed AtAugust 23, 2023

Patient's Query


My foreskin is stuck, and it is not going down. If I try to pull it down, it causes pain and rashes. I am a diabetic person and currently under medication for diabetes.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern. This condition is called phimosis, and treatment options are medical and surgical. So let us start with medical treatment. Here are my suggestions, you can apply a steroidal cream like Betnovate 1 % (Betamethasone Valerate) thrice daily for six weeks and you can start pulling the foreskin after two weeks gradually up to full retraction after six weeks.

I hope this treatment will work well with you. If you have any more queries, please let me know.

Kind regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil


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