Thursday, February 10, 2011

Phimosis - Cannot Retract Penis Foreskin

Question: I cannot pull my penis foreskin back! I have not seen the head of my penis at all. I can only see the skin covered around it. How can I resolve this situation?

Answer: You have a condition called Phimosis. Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin does not completely retract from the head of the penis. You can see an erect penis with Phimosis below:

A fully erect penis should normally have its foreskin completely pulled back and the head must be visible. The foreskin can also be manually pulled back to make the penis head fully visible. Below, you can see a normal erect penis:

When a (male) child is born, the foreskin will completely cover the glans (head) to protect the sensitive tissue from external factors that can be detrimental. However, in about 95% of the cases, the foreskin will be pulled back before the boy reaches adolescence. Research suggests that another 4% of boys will experience foreskin retraction before they reach 18.

Causes:

  1. Uncommon masturbation habits: Masturbation techniques such as rubbing the penis against a pillow, while lying face down.
  2. Congenital Phimosis
  3. Forcible pulling back of the foreskin, causing an injury.
  4. Inflammation of glans penis (called balanitis)
  5. In diabetics, this can happen due to the glucose in urine causing infection.
  6. Poor hygiene.

Treatment:

When a young boy before reaching adolescence, he need not be treated for Phimosis, as the foreskin will usually retract before he reaches 18. However, in certain cases, the boy may experience difficulty in passing urine or have irritation or discomfort because of this. If this happens, then it should be treated right away.

Phimosis treatment is of 2 types:

  1. Surgical Treatment
  2. Non Surgical Treatment.

Surgical treatment is the most reliable, one time solution for this condition. Though there are many types of surgeries (dorsal slit, ventral slit, etc), Circumcision is the highly recommended process.

Circumcision is a very simple process of surgically removing the foreskin that is covering the head of the penis. Circumcision is a safe, effective method of curing Phimosis.

Circumcision Step 1:

Circumcision Step 2:

Circumcision Step 3:

Non Surgical Methods:

  1. Topical Cream: Many topical creams are available in the market. These creams are primarily steroids that contain a substance called Betamethasone (sometimes combined with dipropionate). This cream has to be applied on the narrow area of the foreskin for 1-2 months and your foreskin may retract.
  2. Masturbation Habits: If you have uncommon masturbation habits such as rubbing your penis against a pillow, you can change it. If you masturbate using your hand by moving it up and down over your penis, you can cure phimosis.
  3. Stretching: Stretching the foreskin manually using your hands. You must do this slowly and patiently. You should do it everyday and if pain occurs, you must stop for the day. Manual stretching of the foreskin may also cure phimosis.
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55 comments:

I can see only part of my penis head. I am 16 years old. Should I wait for 2 more years for the skin to retract?

Thank You Very Much for answering my question Doctor. I appreciate your help.

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@Anonymous above,

Yes, please wait for another 2 years for your penis foreskin to retract. If you have pain or discomfort, you should see a doctor right away.

-AskThisDoctor

Hello!! My foreskin does not go down automatically even when it is erect. But I am able to slowly pull it down. But it is a bit tight and sometimes causes little pain. What should i do now?

Thanks a lot for ur Info. My foreskin also not go down. But after Practice ( Stretching the foreskin manually using your hands ).
Now my foreskin go down.

I masturbate by rubbing against objects. I do not like to use my hand for masturbation. Is this why I am having phimosis? My skin is very tight and my sperms also only ooze out slowly.

I can see only part of my penis head,it's very hard to pull down i am 22years old

Hi all ! I also cannot see my penis head as well. While i masturbate I can see the tip. But my fore skin is not going down even if in erected form. Please help me.

i am 31 years old. not yet married. But i had sex with my gf many time. but my penis not retracted. while my foreskin moves up while intercourse it gives pain and semen ejaculated immediately. what can i do? Can i do circumcision?

I am 15 years old and when i pass urine it stays inside and the skin becomes like a balloon because of phimosis. And then it slowly oozes out. Will this cause any infection?

I also cannot see my penis head as well. While i masturbate I can see the tip. But my fore skin is not going down even if in erected form and point me some Topical Creams in the market . Thanks in advance.

Any direct relation between Hair fall and masturbation???? i have severe hair fall problem and do masturbate twice in a week.. kindly answer me for this...

No way ... I am doing daily ... No hair fall .

i can't see my penis head even when it is erect but if i pulled out, i can see it. when i pulled out my penis head i have pain in my penis. Is there i have any problem? And my penis length is only 2 inch when it is not erect and when it is erect it goes up to 5inch. Will i have to face any problem in my marriage life. My age is 21? Please answer this very quickly, my marriage will be held on august.......

to which mail ID, i need to post my questions?

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Hi doctor i am 19yrs old but i cant see my penis head fully should do the the surgical treatment pls reply to my mail id suresh_200948@yahoo.com

Im 23 years old also having phimosis
Cant wait till the day i finally get my
Circumsision i know it will hurt
But believe me im already hurting
With this problem i was so ignorant that
i thought i was the only one with this problem

I just got my circumcision done. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this article. Without your advice, I would have been stuck for the rest of my life.

thanks - very interesting information.

hi doctor..
Am 24 years old. My foreskin does not go down automatically even when it is erect. But I am able to slowly pull it down. But it is tight and causes little pain. What should i do now? if i practice, will it automatically go down.. Is there i have any problem? Also my penis length is only 2 inch when it is not erect and when it is erect it goes up to 5.5 inch. Will i have to face any problem in my marriage life.. please reply to my mail id. cutejrn@gmail.com. am waiting for ur ans.. pls

Phimosis can be cured by manual stretching in 90% of cases. So the doctor's comment that it "may help" is deliberately making it sound less likely than it actually is, thus pointing more people towards circumcision, which is almost always unnecessary.

I think the doctor is also irresponsible in not giving full information regarding the risks of circumcision, including drastic loss of sensitivity over time.

It's also important to point out that, without pain or infection, phimosis does not necessarily need any treatment. Many men live perfectly happy healthy lives without ever retracting their foreskins.

@anonymous above,

It is a ridiculous comment that phimosis can be cured by stretching alone as in many cases it leads to serious medical problems. Also, phimosis after adolescence is a serious condition as you are at increased risk of infections. Know your facts before you go around posting information & don't post anything false.

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I am 26 Years Old and my foreskin can't be pulled back even in erected state. My foreskin is very tight and even head is not visible outside. Also, My penis is smaller even in erected state. Could anyone suggest how to heal it.

Ive had this problem for ages.. i only started mastubating last year though, until then i didnt really notice it.. im 14 and when i urinate i can see my skin going into a bloon type thing.. not all around the foreskin, but only on top.. am i ment to be pulling the foreskin back a bit when i urinate? D:

doctor whether mastubration leads to hardening of hair.i dont have one testicles is there any problem.my penis size is smaller i need a natural excercise.i want to do sex with my aunty how to screw her and to invove in sex

i am 23 years old. not yet married.my foreskin can't be pulled back even in erected state. but my penis not retracted. while my foreskin moves up while intercourse it gives pain and semen ejaculated immediately. what can i do? Can i do circumcision?pls reply to viswa.eee.242@gmail.com

hey i am 21 year i can,t pull my foreskin it have small opening oly .. but no pain wen mastubration ..it ill cause any problem for my life while haveing sex

I over come phimosis by hand. But i now i have my fore skin formed has big cycle and it is painnig. While walking and when pennis get erect.can any one help me in this

Could you tell me the amount for the treatment and also this problem also creates premature ejaculation problem?

hi doctor
Am 23 years old. My foreskin does not go down automatically even when it is erect. But I am able to slowly pull it down. But it is tight and causes pain wen i touch head of the penis. What should i do now? Also my penis length is only 2 inch when it is not erect and when it is erect it goes up to 4.5 inch. Will i have to face any problem in my marriage life.. In what ways i can solve it? please reply to my mail id. meetkevin@ymail.com am waiting for ur ans.. pls help me

i got the same problem pls help me

Hi Doctor i am 16 years old and suffer from this, i masturbate by ruibbing against surfaces. I am going to completely stop this! and i will also try the stretching daily, how long do you reckon it will take so that when erect the head is showing?

@ askthisdoctor and @ Sex King...
as like u... i too have the problem.. how to do the 'Stretching the foreskin manually using your hands' process. can u explain in detail please...

Hi doctor I'm 15. When my penis is erect I can only see the top of the head, I can pull my foreskin down but it is VERY painful, should I start manually stretching now, or is it more sensible to wait 3 years?

hi doctor i am 20 yrs.my problem is same i can pull foreskin back in normal but pain when erect full.icant force my girlfrend for sex due to this problem.

hey hi doctor.. i m a 20 yr guy suffering from phimosis... i m doing the non - surgical techniques which u have mentioned in your article from the last 3-4 months.. but not getting the result.. pls help me and pls reply

hi im 20 years old.My foreskin does not go down automatically even when it is erect. But I am able to slowly pull it down. But it is a bit tight and sometimes causes little pain. What should i do now?

hi i am 28 years old .. even i have same problem if i dont get any treatment will it cause any problem???
is it always necessary to get foreskin retract?

hi im 21years old.My foreskin does not go down automatically even when it is erect. But I am able to slowly pull it down. But it is a bit tight and sometimes causes little pain. What should i do now?

@Anonymous above, you are past your teens and if you are still struggling with this issue, please see a doctor. Most probably, he will recommend circumcision.

Good Luck!

hi doctor, i m 19 yrs old and i think i have phimosis as i cant see my penis head as it is covered with foreskin even when it is erect,
but i can masturbate and have no problem in urination
.do i need a cure or its ok for me?.

Hi doctor, im 17 years old boy and my penis length is 5 or less centemetres and when its erect, then my penis length is 10 cm. And when penis is erect, i cant pull my foreskin back, its very painful. What can i do for that?

i have same problem it looks some skin is attached with near head which dont let allowed foreskin to retract.

I'm 15 and my foreskin covers about half the head when erect but when I pull down it hurts. This could become potentially embarassing (gf wants to become more intimate) so are there any quick fixes?

sir i'm 23 years old i having this problem(phimosis). i am interest in Non Surgical Methods so pls tell good creams to use

hi doctor..
Am 22 years old. My foreskin does not go down automatically even when it is erect. But I am able to slowly pull it down. But it is tight and causes little pain. What should i do now? Will i have to face any problem in my marriage life.. please reply to my mail id. jack.sathya63@gmail.com. am waiting for ur ans.. pls

Hi i have this problem.i m interest in non surgical method..so pls tel name for good topical cream ...i am wait

thanks you translate Tamil please
then you will tell non surgical medisane cream name name please

which type of doctor consult sir

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