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Pain while pulling and retracting the foreskin, treatment and surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Penis Problems
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User :   i have a problm wid my penis,,
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hai sir
Doctor :  
Can you explain?
User :   ya.. actualy my foreskin is tight..when i pull it it goes down till the head but doesnot retarct
User :   it stays there only
Doctor :  
Since when are you having the problem?
User :   long time..actually dont remember
Doctor :  
Does it retract after some time?
User :   it takes a long time
Doctor :  
Do you have pain?
User :   while pulling it down it pains some time
Doctor :  
Do you have while pulling down or retracting?
User :   sometimes when i pull it it pains..nt felt the pain while retracting
Doctor :  
Ok.
User :   im 22 ys old
Doctor :  
Have you seen a doctor for this problem?
User :   noo
Doctor :  
OK.
Doctor :  
I shall explain it to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
The penis is connected to the skin around it at the back of the glans.
User :   ya
Doctor :  
That connection is known as foreskin
User :   hmm oki
Doctor :  
Occasionally these skin break of during the first sexual intercourse.
Doctor :  
But when this connection is tight, it can lead to b problems such as yours.
User :   ohh...so wat do i do about ths?
User :   i am really worried
Doctor :  
You can use lubrications during sex for symptomatic relief.
Doctor :  
Else you need to get a simple surgery,
Doctor :  
known as circumcision.
Doctor :  
This is not a major problem.
Doctor :  
Usually following the surgery, your problems will reduce.
User :   but i dnt want to get a circumsion done..is there any other way?
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   means?
Doctor :  
Have you had sexual intercourse in the past?
User :   nooo
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :  
As I said earlier, most often this connection will break off during the first sexual intercourse.
Doctor :  
When it does not, then you may have to use lubricants during sex.
User :   is it going to be a problem if that does not happen?
Doctor :  
You can use the same lubricants when you masturbation.
User :   lubricants like?
Doctor :  
The problem if the connection stays is that it can cause discomfort and pain during sexual intercourse.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
And some times, if this gets retracted soon there can be a tight band formation happening around the penis and cause severe pain.
Doctor :  
This can be retracted by a doctor at the emergency department alone.
User :   okie...
Doctor :  
There can be vascular problems if this is not retracted soon.
User :   can it be treated with any cream or lubricants like u said>
Doctor :  
The lubricants are only for symptomatic relief.
Doctor :  
It can help you if the connections is not very tight.
User :   oh ok
Doctor :  
If the connection is too strong to prevent you from retracting completely then circumcision is the solution.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   hw do i got about ths procedure?
Doctor :   The procedure is a simple and can be performed by a trained surgeon.
User :   ok
User :   it is ok to pull the skin down n try
Doctor :  
It can be performed on OPD basis or at the most you may have to stay in the hospital for not more than 24 hours.
User :   ok
Doctor :   There will be some discomfort for 1 or 2 days following the surgery.
Doctor :  
But that can be treated with medications.
Doctor :  
You will be completely normal following that.
User :   is there no other way doctor?
Doctor :  
I would suggest you to wait till you become sexually active,
User :   okie..sounds good
Doctor :  
You can see how it goes after sexual life and then you may consider the treatment.
User :   oki
Doctor :   In the mean time use simple lubricants such as vaseline,
Doctor :  
or commercially available lubricants such as lubgel.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   lubgel?
User :   hw does that work?>
Doctor :   It is a nongreasy preparation that can provide lubrication during sex or masturbation.
Doctor :  
This will reduce the pain and the will help in smooth moving of the foreskin.
Doctor :  
It functions same as oil does to a machine.
User :   is lubgel available in medical stores?
Doctor :  
Sorry I could not get any other example.
Doctor :  
These would be available at leading pharmacy any where.
User :   okieee
Doctor :  
If they are not available, simple vaseline can produce the same effect.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   ya..vl pulling down of the skin help?
Doctor :  
The major problem may occur during retracting back.
User :   ya that is correct
Doctor :  
So make sure you retract the skin back as soon as possible following the act.
User :   but it does not happen easily
Doctor :  
If you are not able to completely retract back and you have severe pain, then you need to see a doctor.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
You may try the retraction using vaseline or the gel which i suggested.
User :   yaaa surely vl do that
Doctor :  
Alternatively you can lignocaine gel if they are not easily retractable.
Doctor :  
If you are not able to retract it yourself, then see a doctor immediately.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   no..
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