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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 used to have a tight foreskin and now it is still a bit tight but manegable, the foreskin kinda went inside out and i can't get it back to normal, when I pull it pack there is a large lump surronding the head that seems to be the inside out bit but i cannot see it due to it being behind the foreskin, but i can stretch my foreskin even further so i can see it. what i think is that the inside of my foreskin has come out a bit, i have no idea what to do, i can still masterbaite but it may be an issue in later life, please help!





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    I'm 14 and I have up until recently had a tight foreskin and couldn't pull it back at all until a few months ago now for the first time i have pulled the foreskin back all the way and there is white gunky stuff there i havent tried to wash it off yet but i will I cannot pull the foreskin back while having an erection its just too tight, and the top of the foreskin gets little white spots where its too tight what should i do? please help many thanks





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    i think you should go for circumcision...

    i think you should visit a doctor babe

    Hello I'm a 17 year old boy with a tight foreskin, there are scars around the opening of the foreskin and I'm pretty confused about where these came from. I'm guessing that these are the problem for the foreskin being tight now. I often get a pain in the head of my penis and redness occurs too, but it seems to come and go. I'm too scared to tell my parents and I can't go to the doctors by myself, I honestly have no idea what to do. Please help me, thanks in advance.





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    I'm 26 and have always thought I had tight foreskin but neen too afraid to seek medical advise. After much research I now do not believe I have tight foreskin but another condition called Fenulum Breve whereby your 'banjo string' does not stretch enough which in turn holds the foreskin back and does not fully retract. I would really like some advise on helping stretch this as it hurts during and after sex.





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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'm 18 and I'm a bit worried because when I get an erection my foreskin doesn't come back, and if I pull it back it is tight and kinda hurts. I don't know if this is normal or if I should see someone about it. It's just like a tight ring on my foreskin. Any ideas?





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    I'm 16, when I was younger, about 5 I guess, I believe I had Phimiosis/a tight foreskin, so, I had an operation to loosen the foreskin. I didn't really know what was going on/what a penis was supposed to do, so just left it alone. Earlier this year I discovered that my foreskin didn't come all the way back, it got stuck about half way. I realised that it wasn't tight, it was stuck down to the head of my penis. I recently started putting cream/baby oil under my foreskin to un-stick the foreskin from the head... and it's working! But, where the foreskin was stuck to the head, the sudden release of the skin from the head has left parts of the head of my penis quite red and sore. I want to know whether I should continue to pull it back (put up with the pain) and see what happens, or, is there any other, more logical/better suggestions?





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    My husband has had a tight foreskin since we met 28yrs over the years it did get looser however of the past year or so haven't had much sex and its become unbearably tight and feels red and irratated we had sex a week or so ago and now he can't pull it back at all looks like the top of a balloon as in tight everything else appears normal





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    Hi, I am 16 almost 17 and think I may have Phimosis. I am able to retract my foreskin over the tip of my penis when soft and erect but when erect I have to force the foreskin over the tip which can be very uncomfortable and you can see and feel it is far too tight, actually feeling like it is that tight it's stopping blood getting to the tip of my penis when retracted... Is there anything that you would advise me personally to do to try and loosen the foreskin without taking drastic measures? I have also noticed within the last 6 months or so that my seamen appears to be quite clumpy, It is white/creamy coloured as normal but kind of comes out in one big clump and does not ejectulate any distance, rather seeping out of the tip... Could you give any advice on this matter also? Thanks a lot for reading :)





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    You may wish to look at using a water based lubricant so the foreskin moves more easily. Another, but much more intensive option is if your foreskin is that tight, that it is painful you may need to look into circumcision. Removing the foreskin would expose the head of your penis and rid the problem of the tight foreskin. However, that would require serious thought.

    I would ask if your foreskin is tight when pulling it back? I was born with a tight foreskin and was circumcised when i was about 10/11 (im 22 now). If its tight, i would gues circumcision is the best option (i personally prefer being circumcised). It sounds as though your skin may be tight or stretching during sex which is causing a split. See your gp i reckon.

    hi i am 18 and i have a problem and i am a little embarsed my foreskin is tight and i cannit pull it back over my penis, i have been to the doctor but he says it was fine and to stretch the foreskin but it hasnt worked and i am fustrated, when my penis is soft it looks small because the penis is stopped by the tight foreskin but wen errect it is about 6 inches and i am conserned just by the tight foreskin, would it be best to go back to my doctor and ask if a circumsicion would be my best option. just i need some advice please





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    I am 21 and my foreskin is very tight and does not react. My foreskin will not go over the head when errect. I have tried to pull the foreskin back but it is very tight and hurts. What shall I do?





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    hi,im writing on behalf of my boyfriend,the end of his foreskin has gone all white and tight,and the little bit of skin that connects the foreskin and penis is all white too,he is also starting to split on his foreskin as it is that tight,and once he has pulled is foreskin back it is really difficult and painful to get back over wether erect or not,if you could help ,thanks





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    this only reciently happened im 33 and my foreskin has gone reilly tight on soft when i try and pull it back it reilly hurts when i mannage to it looks like theres somthing tight round the end and lloks a bit like a mushroom as so tight and on hard just as worse any help and forgot to mention when having sex very painfull and it rips my foreskin





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    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

    It's good that you figured out on your own that you were supposed to be pulling your foreskin back. It's probably because of the delay that it is now a little tight, but not to worry. Skin is stretchable, so if you will stretch your foreskin a couple of times a day while in the bath, you can stretch it out so that it won't be so tight when you are erect. The tightness can be a problem if the foreskin gets stuck behind the head of your penis (called the "glans). This condition is called "paraphimosis" and is very similar to putting a tight rubberband in the same place. Obviously, if left there too long it will cut off your blood supply to your glans. If this should ever happen to you, then you will need to get to an emergency room as soon as possible. However, if you are successful with the stretching, after a few weeks your foreskin should be loose enough that you will never have to worry about this again.

    There isn't really a normal size. What you have is fine. A very tight foreskin which doesn't retract at all needs a doctor's advice. But a somewhat tight foreskin at 13, which retracts at least enough to allow cleaning, means your penis is still developing. Many boys still have a tight foreskin (phimosis) round puberty. With maturity and use, it gets looser. You could look into the "preputial stretch" procedure. Stretching the skin, and possibly thinning it with a prescribed steroid cream, means circumcision probably isn't required. Circumcision can be an option later, if you choose it, but it's not a first choice. I had this problem, it resolved around age 18 and never bothered me again.

    Hi im 17 and have a penis size of 6inches when erect. however, i cannot pull the foreskin behind the shaft as it is too tight but i can still masturbate.. i was wondering when i come to have sex how will i be able to perform properly if i cannot go very deep due to tight foreskin





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    If you're conserned about the tightness of your foreskin, you could always purchase some lubricant. This could possibly make it less aggitated.

    hi, im only 14and have very tight foreskin to the point where i cannot pull it back very far without pain, when i was young the doctor said that i had very tight foreskin, is there any way in which you can help me?





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    Hi i'm 14 and i think i have phimosis. I can just about pull my foreskin over the end of my glands when flaccid, but then its realy tight around it and my penis starts to get semi-erect. When i have an erection, i have to pull realy tight to uncover the glands but its realy realy tight and sometimes its hard to pull it back up. My foreskin isnt tight right at the end but its down about a couple of millimetres from the end. Could stretching it manualy solve it?





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    iam 39 i had thrush on my penis my girlfriend had thrush too about 8 months ago. my foreskin became tight, i put canestan cream on it for about 3 weeks , we still had sex though we shouldent have, as i feel it would have gotten back to normal , its not as tight now i can pull my foreskin back when limp, its a bit tight during sex but it does go all the way back but looks a bit odd not quite the way it looked before , but i may go to the doctor to see what he says.





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    Hi, I'm 18 and I've got a tight foreskin. I can only retract it when flacid but it doesn't always go back over the glands. When erect I can only get the foreskin over half of the glands without it hurting. Also with having a tight foreskin for so long the glands are really sensitive and kind of hurts when they are touched or rubbed. It's stopping me from being in relationships as it makes me conscious of what girls are going to think and if I'm going to be able to have sexual contact and I get quite embarrassed by it. Can anyone help?





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    how can i get my foreskin took away

    hi im 15, i seem to (atleast i think) have a smiler but not so smiler condition. i can pull my foreskin back but lets say a "ring" of tight skin is present. it's discomforting when the foreskin is fully retracted with and erection and i find will lead to complications in the future for sexual intercourse. i wouldn't go for surgery even if it was the last option, it's not the whole foreskin just a area which is tight no where else. any suggestions to what can be done to help/resolve this problem? many thanks





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    I'm sorry that no-one else is responding to these questions. I am not a doctor but am just pointing to conservative solutions. There is a lot to be gained by seeing your doctor provided he/she takes a gentle conservative approach. If a circ. is mentioned, you have options on stretching (NORM-UK web-site). The great thing is Russel, you have bags of time to gently stretch. How do you know it will lead to complications with sexual intercourse until you try? But you are correct in that if you feel any pain at any time with any sexual activity whatsever, you must STOP and seek medical advice. Howeber, if you can stretch the affected area gently it may well have totally eased.

    Hi im Marcus, and i have an overly large foreskin. When my penis is erect, my foreskin is tight and the head of my penis doesnt slide from the foreskin. The head just wont move because the foreskin makes a tight ring, which makes it sore when im fully erect, help please?





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    Hi im Marcus, and i have an overly large foreskin. When my penis is erect, my foreskin is tight and the head of my penis doesnt slide from the foreskin. The head just wont move because the foreskin makes a tight ring, which makes it sore when im fully erect, help please?





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    Im 18 and i think i have both a tight foreskin and frenulum, a few weeks ago while having sex i realised something happend "downstairs" and to my horror i was bleeding heavily. my frenulum was ripped and for about a week i couldnt even get my foreskin back in a flaccid state but now it seems to be healed up well but i still cant pull it back when erect and when and if i do its really really tight...but i think its more phimosis now than the tight frenulum because it not attached to the same place it was..its lower now. im embarrassed to visit a doctor :(





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    Do you mean that the 'dry tight ring' is where the foreskin ends, leaving some of the head of your penis showing ? You don't describe it too well. I am getting the impression that your foreskin does not extend to the end of your 'bell-end' and is TIGHT..if so, see lower down ( my reply to Adam) You will get a sore ring on the bell-end if there is tightness of the foreskin around it, leaving some bell-end exposed. Stretching it as your doctor suggested will not sort it out..you cannot make a permenant stretch of your foreskin as you were instructed..no way! It's either a 'dorsal-slit' (as in Adams's reply)..or a circumcision.

    Hi, I have a problem with my penis... Basiclly when erect and i pull the foreskin back its tight it will go over the head fine but the bit that attatches the foreskin to the head is too tight to fully pull the foreskin back. Can you help and let me know if there is anyhting i can do to help sort this out! Thanks!





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    i have just read the comment by thomas and i too have the same same problem and was just wondering is it anything to do with the size of the penis? can you please help me to sort it out? thanks

    hi. i had this same problem when i pulled back my foreskin until i was 20years old. it went back fine but felt like it was being stretched and was very painful. this resulted in me having to get circumcised. i would go see your gp about this and get advice.

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