i can pull my foreskin over my head of the penis when im erect but when it comes to the shaft it becomes to tight and i cna only go a little bit and it gets tighter and you can actually see it squeezing it. is this phimosis?
Is this phimosis?.....help
8 July 2005. I hope the moderator will give you his/her opinion but my understanding of phimosis is that it is a condition involving the narrowing of the foreskin opening (and sometimes the overhang) to a point where the foreskin cannot be retracted at all even when the penis is soft. However, some insist that phimosis can also mean that you cannot retract the foreskin when the penis is hard but you can when it is soft. Take your pick. However, as far as I can tell from your post, you do not have phimosis. Just a piece of advice: if you find that you can only just retract the foreskin when your penis is hard and it tends to squeeze the area behind the ridge of the glans, I recommend that you do not leave the foreskin in this position for more than the few seconds it takes to wash and rinse the area. Leaving the area "squeezed" for any length of time might cause the glans to swell (become engorged with blood) and you might end up with paraphimosis- meaning you cannot get the foreskin back over the glans. If this happens you need to compress the glans with your two thumbs until it is small enough for you to slide the skin back into place. If you cannot do this, you need to go to emergency immediately. I mean it. BUT do not let the doctor persuade you to get circumcised. You can overcome the problem by gradual stertching over a few months.
As bruce said, phimosis is when you can't get it past the head at all. As long as you can retract the forskin to just behind the head without it really squeezing the head or shaft, you are fine.
Which problems may follow foreskin contraction?
Foreskin contraction - also called phimosis - can last throughout life and not cause any trouble at all. It is a voluntary decision whether to have an operation or not. If any problems do arise they happen after puberty. The contraction may occur for the first time as an adult and usually requires an operation (circumcision).
There might be trouble urinating.
Infections may occur under the foreskin.
When infections are recurrent under the foreskin, a GP or health visitor should be consulted.
In many cases an infection can be avoided by cleaning regularly under the foreskin with lukewarm water.
At erection, a contracted foreskin may cause trouble by hurting when an attempt is made to pull the foreskin back. It may not go back over the glans before the penis is limp again.
Men may be able to have intercourse with a contracted foreskin but would probably manage better without this condition.
Very rarely, a malignant growth can occur in a long-standing foreskin contraction.
How is a contracted foreskin treated?
Many boys can be treated with a cream that contains a weak corticosteroid (hydrocortisone 1 per cent).
A GP can provide this treatment. The tip of the penis should be treated with the cream two to three times a day for two to three weeks at a time.
The foreskin must be pulled as far back as possible without using force before the cream is put on.
If this treatment does not work, an operation can help.
i dont really know yet i need more help, when im erect i can pull my foreskin over the head and like 1 1/2 inches past the head but in the shaft of my penis it becomes tight. I can pull my foreskin back over my head but i mean the foreskin cant get a full retraction because of the shaft makes it tight is this phimosis or not
Sounds like a bit of phimosis, some stretching of the opening of your foreskin will help for sure. Shouldn't take you too much work as long as you work at it consistently and everyday.
What's your definition of full retraction?
Is your shaft thicker then the head?
Does it squeeze the head as you are pulling it back with an erection?
this is EXACTLY my situation. I can pull the foreskin over the head no problem, but it bunches up right under the head and DOES NOT go any further down. i've been a bit worried about it
That's not a problem. It doesn't really have to go way down the shaft. You can work on loosening it up some more if you want to.