Tight Foreskin

The condition where the skin covering the glans penis (foreskin) becomes tight and cannot be pulled over is called phimosis. The symptoms seen are pain, swelling, and difficulty urinating. It can be congenital or can be caused by infections like balanitis, balanoposthitis, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, lichen planus, eczema, and psoriasis.

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What should I do to help my tight foreskin and swollen penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male weighing 96 kg and 168 cm tall. I am not taking any medication currently. My foreskin and penis were normal until a month ago. More than a month ago, I noticed some white discharge trapped in my foreskin. I noticed white spots in the inner foreskin. Later the i...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition you have is called phimosis, which is the narrowing of the foreskin trapping the white material called smegma inside. The treatment by medications has a success rate of around 70%. If the medical treatment failed, then the last option is circumcision. A...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my tight and itchy foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old. I often get itching around the penis foreskin and scrotum. Maybe because the foreskin has become tight, it was easy to pull back earlier but not the same now. I took Forcan 150 mg and applying Keto B cream. Itching goes and comes back again if I stop Keto B cream. P...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when do you have this itching and foreskin tightening? Do you have diabetes or any other systemic disease? Do you have any discharge or any raw areas? Are you sexually active? Does your partner has a similar issue? Please answer these questions so we can ge...  Read Full »

Could repetitive masturbation cause tightness and strain feeling in the penis?

Query: I have slight strain like feeling near left side of my penis and tight feeling near left thigh and left scrotum and this tightness also feel near left thigh and this strain and tightness only felt when there is pressure on left thigh or in that area while sitting for too long or sometime standing an...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello ....... I completely understand your situation. it perfectly normal to undergo these types of situation in life. The first thing is don't worry about it. since your bit uncomfortable with this strain and the pain and it's there in sometime I would advise you to to get it checked. they will do...  Read Full »

What causes dry foreskin with itchy penile discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, My penis foreskin is getting dry for the last few months, and a white patch is occurring on it. Also, there is a white rubber-like discharge on my penis head with redness and itching. It is challenging to pull the skin down because white discharge and skin get sticky sometimes. There i...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your history and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is a fungal infection of candidal balanitis. It has chances of recurrence. You need to take a proper course of antifungals to prevent a recurrence. Take tablet F...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my tight foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with my foreskin and glans. I am experiencing slight difficulty in pulling my foreskin back and forth over the penis. My glans penis are also very sensitive to touch. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Has this been there since your puberty days? Or did it occur recently?  Read Full »

Retracted part of my penis is sensitive. Why?

Query: I have a problem with my penis. If i remove the foreskin of my penis, the retracted part (i.e pink head) is very sensitive. It cause swelling if I touch it or rubbed/touched by any clothes. Is there any natural remedy for that?  Read Full »

Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Infertility Specialist, Sexologist

Answer: You have Hypersensitivity of Glans Penis. Topical ointments or sprays that reduce sensitivity can often be used safely on the penis. These may help to reduce the risk and occurrence of premature ejaculation. Numbing sprays and other products usually contain anesthetic medications, such as lidocaine....  Read Full »

How to increase my penis size when flaccid?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-years-old. My penis size is the same as it is in my childhood. When it erects, the size is increased to 10 cm and cannot remove my foreskin. My testosterone level is 5.7 ng/ml. But the size of the testis is normal, and the count of semen also normal. The mood is again coming like...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. The penis size depends on other sexual characteristics such as axillary hair and pubic hair as well. Do you have normal physiological body growth? If it has not increased as a single inch, it can be due to hormo...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to retract my foreskin?

Query: I am 5"9 ' and weigh 70kgs and on no medication. I can retract my foreskin fully when flaccid , but when penis is fully erect , my foreskin when pulled back gets struck behind the head. It neither goes back nor forth. I have to wait for it to become flaccid to retract the foreskin back. Please sugge...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear, Thank you for getting in touch with me. I read very carefully what is concerning you. It is called an “incomplete phimosis”. I can totally understand that you’re worried, but I can reassure you that many men have this condition. Normally it is only treated if it causes yo...  Read Full »

Why is there pain in my foreskin when pulled back during erection?

Query: Hi doctor, When I pull my foreskin back during erection, it is very irritating, sometimes to the point of being painful. Can you help me with that?  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from foreskin being painful and irritating during an erection. Such conditions may result from balanitis, trauma, persistent erection or priapism, Peyronie's disea...  Read Full »

How to manage a ridged band at the end of the foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. My query is that I have read that a guy must pull back his foreskin by the age of 17. But I still cannot pull it completely back because of a small sort of connection between the tip of my gland and the foreskin (probably a photo would be helpful to explain better). ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you provided shows that you have a band at the lower part of your meatus. It needs to be resected and corrected surgically. Then automatically, all will be well. But the only option is corrective surgery, and ...  Read Full »

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