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    Phimosis

    A tight foreskin is most commonly diagnosed at an early age, as 95% of 16-17 years olds should be able to retract their foreskins fully. Read more →

    I think I have foreskin problems it seems as If I don't have any foreskin at all but the top of my penis is messed up I have asked around and many people say I may have been born with no foreskin is this true? Any advise anyone on what's wrong with my foreskin?





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    you may have been born without foreskin, but unlickly. It can be a sexal problam. Only 1 in 20,000 are have this problam. Otherwise most lickley you had the forskin cut off when you were born. This is a poplar choise. it is called crimasine. basicly they numb the penis and burn it off. ask you'r perents. but if you think you have a sexal problam go to the drs/hospital when it is next open for tests.

    Hi, i'm 20 and have a similar problem to the Phimosis problem. The foreskin has no problems when it is not erect, but after an erection the foreskin is tight. After intercourse for a longer period of time my foreskin has cuts around it. Is this the same kind of problem?





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    If you have a tight foreskin that will not retract when erect - that does sound like phimosis. You can leave it where it is with the limitations and restrictions. Otherwise, the order of solutions in my opinion is: 1) Gradual stretching - see NORM UK web-site 2) Trying to find a surgeon who will do a good preutioplasty - but be warned if you get scarring, you will very very likely need a full circ as scar tissue is inflexible 3) A circumcision which is what Mark had in the programme.

    hey im 16 and male, i have a few problems, one my cum is quite clear slightly cloudy, is this right? and ive developed some small pimples all over my penis, under the foreskin, on my foreskin and on my testicles, is this all ok or do i need to do something? many thanks





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    my husband been saying for sometime he didnt feel rite that his foreskin was getting tight we was having sex oct 2012 when his foreskin ripped out it bled a lot he spoke to nhs direct they said this sometimes happens but now he still getting problems should this be





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    I'm 23 i'm not sure if i have phimosis, I have always experienced problems when i'm having sex, small tears appear on my foreskin which bleed, and i feel this is because the foreskin is too tight when i'm erect, it doesn't seem to matter how long i refrain from sex they never heal fully, is there anything i can do? i'm not too keen on circumcision ?





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    when i saw my gp he told me that if it bleeds to press down on the cut till it stops and this should start to stretch the fore skin

    I'm 18 and ever since I remember my penis has been a strange shape. When erect the foreskin does not come back all the way, and the shaft is bent downwards significantly. I also have a lot of white spots on my foreskin which are not like anything else I have come across online or anywhere. I have had two sexual partners and never experienced any problems with it functioning properly.





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    I have suffered with a tight foreskin for as long as I can remember. I am 63 and because of other problems I have been impotent forabout ten years. In recent Weeks my foreskin has been painful and sore and got very tight,can I try the steriod cream by getting it without perscription so I won't have to bother the doctor. I am worried because I cannot clean my penis properly.





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    I have suffered with a tight foreskin for as long as I can remember. I am 63 and because of other problems I have been impotent forabout ten years. In recent Weeks my foreskin has been painful and sore and got very tight,can I try the steriod cream by getting it without perscription so I won't have to bother the doctor. I am worried because I cannot clean my penis properly.





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    Hi, I am the original 40 year old virgin and Bisexual, I have been having problems with my penis for some time, acctualy as far as I can remember. Masterbation is not a problem its when I try to have sex my penis foreskin does not pull back over my penis head it hurts and very painfull. What can i do to have a normal foreskin. Thank you. Nick





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    Hi my mate had a similar problem and had to be sercumsized excuse the spelling and he is fine now so that might be a route you could look into.

    Hi, I am 17 and I cant physically pull my foreskin back when erect or when not erect because the whole is too small, I don't really have and problems masturbating or any hygiene problems, and its not causing me any pain, I just realise its not normal and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks.





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    I'm 21 and never had any problems with my foreskin but when Im soft I can pull my foreskin all the way back with no problem but when I'm erect my foreskin cracks and splits everytime I have either sex or masturbate it only hurts a small amount but it dosnt look very nice does this mean I need my foreskin removed ...?





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    I'm 15, i think I may have foreskin problems it's like I have no foreskin at all (but I have NOT been cut) the top of my penis is messed up! People have been telling me that I may have been born with no foreskin can this be? I'm quite worried, any suggestions what's wrong with my penis and foreskin??





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    Foreskin is just like people - they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. At one extreme are the guys who have loads and loads of foreskin. Even when erect, they have so much foreskin covering them they look like anteaters and pulling the foreskin back is like taking off a pull-over sweater in the middle of winter. At the other extreme are guys like you who seem to have very little foreskin, or even none at all. Nothing wrong with either extreme, nor with everything in between. All are part of normal variation. Nothing to worry your "head" about.

    My foreskin only has a tiny opening and there's no way it could ever pull back. I'm perfectly happy, no problems at all. At school it seemed nearly everyone was cut (at least, I never saw an uncut) and that made me worried I would be laughed at, but I always made sure no one saw, and no one ever found out - which was easy, because I was a late developer and would have been ridiculed endlessly. When I have a hard on, the skin just seems to stretch. I have an idea that guys with problems have a foreskin that's able to come back a bit and then gets stretched painfully. A foreskin that doesn't begin to pull backdoesn't have that problem. A know that is exposed seems gross to me.





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    i had the same problem for years when ever i had sex i had to take it easy then my foreskin would ease off. then while experimenting while masturbating i used vasaline this too eased of my foreskin it occasionaly goes thight but soon eases of with vasaline and now i enjoy the best masturbation sessions and sex. few extra tips is apply the vasaline around the tip of the foreskin on the outside then just inside as the skin goes back keep applying not just to the foreskin but to the head too if it feels too tight apply more and roll the foreskin back and forth til it gets used to it then each time go a little further but dont put yourself in pain just til it starts to hurt just a little. if this works for you always rember to wash off the vasaline and if your embarrassed about buying vasaline express self checkouts at supermarkets are brilliant as even at 38 im too embarrassed to buy it. hope this helps.

    I am a 33yr old male with small concerns. My foreskin is quite long and is tight when i have an erection. I have no problems in pulling the foreskin back when flaccid, however, cannot when erect. What can i do to stretch the foreskin without having to visit a surgery. Your response very much appreciated.





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    I was circumcised shortly after birth in a Jewish circumcision (brit milah) and it left excessive scarring on my penis (obviously if I had to choose between a foreskin and this mangled penis, I'd choose a foreskin). I'm totally unable to have sex or masturbate without severe pain because there's not enough skin on penis to have an erection. My wife and I have been married since I was 19 and we've yet to have intercourse (and we both really want children). I've had two surgeries already to try and correct problems with urination and I don't want to go through any more surgeries. I've heard about non-surgical foreskin restoration. Anyone have any experience with this or think it could solve my problems?





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    Hi. I was circumcised when I was 25 due to a tight foreskin. I have been using a non surgical foreskin restoration device on and off for a few months. It requires patience as the process can take 6 to 12 months but the sooner you start the sooner you finish! It depends on how much slack skin was left after the circumcision as this is the skin that is stretched. It does work but I can't wear my device all day long so it talkes longer. Search on the Internet for foreskin restoration and you will find lots of info. One American site gives discounts to people who wear circumcised as children. Life is too short to put up with this suffering so get on with it. Good luck.

    I'm 16 and on the inner foreskin (or when flaccid right at the top) I have around 5 clusters of around 10-30 small white spots. Through research I've found that it's too low down to be PPP as it's nowhere near the corona. I also struggle to see how it can be fordyce's spots as it is on the inner foreskin and not the outer foreskin. This is quite worrying as i can't find any similar problems online...





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    I'm 15 and I have some problems pulling back my foreskin when its erect, its just too tight, if i do manage it the pain quickly makes sure i lose the erection. Also, when i pull back my foreskin un erect i get a bad smell, although i clean under my foreskin regularly, is there anything i can do to stop this??





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    I am in my early seventies,and my foreskin appears to have adheased to the head of the penis in an area of approx.10% of the circumferance. It is quite sore when trying to release same {without sucess} Also there a "fishy odour" evident when washing myself in this area.

    It sounds like you have a tight foreskin that won't retract. This might be okay and normal depending on your age. The foreskin is normally fused to the glans (the head of the penis) at birth, and it can separate anytime between a few months of age and 18 years. If you're not 18, you may want to wait it out and see what happens, but if it's causing you problems (sounds like it is), it's worth talking to your doctor about it - they may be able to prescribe some steroid cream that will help to loosen the foreskin.

    When i was younger i had the same problem with my foreskin, i went to the doctor and he gave me a creme that i had to use for a few weeks, but now my foreskin fully retracts with no problems.

    Hi I am 15 and I have a few problems. First I have a very weird fear of pulling back the foreskin, no matter how much I try I can't because my fear won't let me.second, because of this, I have the symptoms to balanitis, the edge of my foreskin is red and I get bits of yellowy stuff coming up from under it. It now hurts now and then and I really feel embarrassed and uncomfortable around people, the balamitis problem started about a week ago can somebody please tell me what I can do to get rid of it and my foreskin fear





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    If you’re worried why not contact the show and have a proper consultation with one of our Dr’s? You can call 0121 2248395.

    I have various problems , spots on the shaft of my penis warts on the end of my foreskin and i am unable to retract my foreskin when i am erect , can anyone helpp or give advice?





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    I'm 16 years old and i have only had sex once and since then i have had problems masturbating, whenever i do i cannot ejaculate and when i pull my foreskin back i find a white substance inside the foreskin, its really embarrassing for me, please can you help ?





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    iam 28 and have had problems pullin my foreskin back since i was about 18 its just got tighter over the years during sex its quite painful and my wife thinks its time to see a doc what advice would u give as cleanin under my foreskin is very difficult.





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    Hi I'm Will from South Shields england, I'm 14 and I have problems pulling my foreskin back, when I do lots of smelly cheesy gunge comes out of my foreskin like an elephant shooting water someone help





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    hey will, I my foreskin doesn't go back either... it is called Phimosis and it is a condition where the opening in the foreskin is not elastic enough to open up all the way. It is normal condition and with proper cleaning of what you can clean, you should be fine.

    Hi, It sounds like you have a tight foreskin, it happens to alot of teenagers. With tight foreskin you most properly have problems urining straight with firstly firing wee in a left or right direction. To solve the tight skin problem, is to try every day to pull back your foreskin, do it mostly daily but NOT pulling hard or to much pulling. Pull your foreskin and try pulling it futher daily, soon about a week or 2 you should be to pull your foreskin back fully. When you fully pulled it back, your head of the penis might be senstive under foreskin, nothing to worry about that, just keep pulling it back and clean under daily, also soon the senstive will reduce as well. Make sure you clean under your foreskin to stop infections etc DAILY Hope this helped

    Both I and my son had this problem and it was very painful. He used to wet the bed frquently because he couldn't pee normally, and he has had no problems since he was circumcised, and has a great sex life now. I managed to free my foreskin by gently masturbating over a period of time, then had problems with a smelly yeasty substance under my foreskin which smelt awful - like a bad fish, and was irritating. No matter how often I washed under my foreskin the smell and yeast came back quite quickly. I asked to be circumcised, and have never regretted it for an instance. I feel clean, dry and comfortable, my penis looks much nicer, gets washed every time I shower, and my sex life has been the best ever for a number of years to date. Go for it - it only takes about half an hour, you can have it done by a local anaesthetic, and it takes about 4 weeks to heal afterwards.

    hi im 16 and also have lots of tine white spots on my penis but the seem to gather in there hundreds at the foreskin and then go down the shaft and are more spaced out i dunno what it is and i can i get rid of it malso cannot pull my foreskin back when i am erect can this cause me any problems





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    Okay, so I'm 16 years old. I have a fairly below average Penis of around 4-5 inches, I also cannot pull back my foreskin all the way due to what I have found out is called phimosis. I also have hypersensitivity in the glans and some smegma along with my foreskin still attatched to my head. What Am I supposed to do with my sex life with all of these problems? Please help, thanks.





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    Pebis length is fine. I had the same problem. Get in a nice hot bath and wait a while. Try pulling back the foreskin as far as you can and keep doing it and with cleaning don't use shower jel or harsh products. Clean as much as you can and if nothing gets better gorge doctors! Nothing to worry about :)

    my penis is 1.5 incches flaccid but it is only 2 inches long when FULLY erect and 3.25 inches around

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    hey emm im 18 the foreskin on my penis is able to retract with no problems when not erect but i have trouble pulling back my foreskin when erect (feels tight and uncomfortable) is this normal and can u help me?





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    Not entirely abnormal !. Frequently Practice pulling your foreskin back when erect - use plenty of lubricant !!. the foreskin has an amazing ability to stretch.

    Hi I am 16 and have a fairly tight foreskin. When my penis is flaccid i have no problems at all. Once my penis is erect i can only retract the foreskin half way. Can anyone give me help please?





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    Episode 4 - Series 7

    In the clinic Dr Pixie helps a young man with a six year posterior problem that started with a tiny hair but ended up as a gaping hole. Read more →

  • Acne Kelioidalis

    Episode 10 - Back to the Clinic 2

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on cases of acne, incontinence and a scaly skin problem that had left some specialists baffled... Read more →

  • Ball Check-Up

    Episode 11 - Back to the Clinic 3

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on everything from unwanted hair, to agonizing prolapses and some very painful privates. Read more →

  • Night terrors

    Episode 2 - London

    This week's Embarrassing Bodies takes on the capital as the mobile clinic hits old London town! Read more →

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