After much searching I have concluded I have phimosis. I guess I've had this all my life because I've never been able to pull my foreskin back. I don't know what to do. I'm 17 yrs old and I'm quite embarrassed about it. I never bothered about it before because I kept putting it off and hoping it would sort itself out. I've got to the point where I realise I need to do something - that's why I am here. What can I do to help myself? I've been doing different sorts of stretching and have been stretching on every opportunity I've had. No luck. Doesn't move. I haven't been to the doctor yet because I'm afraid of what will need to be done. I DONT WANT CIRCUMCISION - that is my last resort. Are there any other techniques I can do? And also if I do goto the doctor will circumcision be the only cure?
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Hey bud, sorry you're having to deal with this but please don't give up just yet. If you don't mind, tell us what you've been trying to do with your foreskin. Doesn't sound like it will retract at all, can you get one finger inside of it (between the foreskin and head of your penis)? You can also do this in the private messaging system to me if you'd prefer. I've got some pretty specific questions that you might not want to answer here but I'm glad to help if you want. Unfortunately lots of docs would probably want to jump straight to circumcision but there are some other things to try long before you consider that.
If you go to the doctor, circumcision shouldn't be the only solution. Be careful though - in the U.S., lots of doctors like to jump to circumcision right away before exploring other options. I would suggest you see a urologist (doctor who specializes in the male reproductive system), and if you get a doctor who immediately recommends circumcision, then get a second opinion from another doctor. Also, explain to the doctor that you would like to keep your foreskin and do NOT want a circumcision. They need to know that.
Other options that your doctor can help you out with besides circumcision are:
- Prescribe a steroidal ointment - a special ointment that forces the skin to loosen. This usually works for mild cases of phimosis, but not severe cases. Its worth a try though. A doctor needs to prescribe this - you can't buy it over the counter.
- Dorsal slit - this is a simple surgical procedure where they make a small incision at the tip of the foreskin lengthwise (the frenar band, which is that ring of tighter skin at the end of your foreskin). This slit usually opens up the foreskin more and allows it to retract past the head.
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dont panic, your in the prime of your life and i completley understand you dont want to see the doc. I was same waited until i was older ho hum.
Anyway circumcision isnt the answer, as already mentioned a dorsal slit doesnt do a great deal snd makes your dick look odd not great for the locker room / partner.
The best option initially is your doc (just do it) and suggest a topical steriod cream the one used frequently by a senior urologist here in the UK is dermovate other options include Betnovate. Both of these are applied 2 times aday with a little massage and then fingers are used to gently stretch and tension the skin, it isnt a quick fix but it works in 99% patients. They have also used a speculum a medical seperator to apply tension for longer periods.
The only other that could be the cause of the problems is Ballantines (BDX) this is an infection which if caught early with treatment may go away, otherwise there really is no option other than circumcision.
So wash your willy put your best underwear on and go and see the doc.
PS. Dont worry about getting an erection
1. They have seen it all before
2. You probably wont anyway
im going through the same thing as you - phimosis
i wonder how many teens so go through it
if it wasent for the curiousity of what it would be like with my head exposed,and also the health matters i woudlnt do anything about it, sexually im fine.
but i too have to come to terms with what may need to be done. im heading off to the doc sooon and hopefully ill be able to report it back here.
look forward to your reply.