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Tight foreskin which retracts when flaccid but when erect it's not going behind the head - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi, I'm 28 years old male. My problem is, i have a tight foreskin which retracts when flaccid but when erect it's not going behind the head. Still date, i didn't have sex & will be getting married soon. Will it create problem while having sex, please provide with me a solution
Doctor :   hi
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ok
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i will need to ask you few more questions regarding your problem. can i proceed?
User :   YA SURE
Doctor :  
ok
User :   wht u need to ask me
Doctor :   is this loss of retraction problem happening in recent times? or has it been present since childhood?
User :   i noticed it few years back only
Doctor :  
ok
User :   before it's not retractable even in flaccid state
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ok
User :   now , its goingback in flaccid state without any prob
Doctor :  
does the foreskin swell while you pass urine?
User :   no
Doctor :  
ok
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do you have pain/discomfort when trying to retract it back?
User :   ya while in erection
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ok
User :   in erection state i cant pull it & if i try i gets struck in between
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what you seem to have is called as 'phimosis'
User :   k
User :   please suggest me some solution 4 this
Doctor :  
in this the foreskin does not retract back
Doctor :  
it is of two types
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1) from birth
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2) due to some infection or injury
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if it is from birth, then the solution is to have a small surgery
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to release the foreskin
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it is called 'circumcision'
User :   no in my school days i used to retract, after that few years i didn't think abt it
User :   no its not from birt
Doctor :  
other medical treatments include use of steroid creams to treat the condition
User :   i dont want to undergo any surgery, pls suggest me some medication
Doctor :  
the treatment options can be decided after a examination of the condition by a urologist/general surgeon.
Doctor :   if there is a scar tissue holding the foreskin due to which it is unable to retract, then surgery is the only choice
Doctor :   hence i recommend a examination to be done
User :   there us no scar
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to see what is causing th eproblem
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and then decide the treatment modality
Doctor :  
its not about scar being present or absent, it is a tissue (injured tissue) which has more fibrous tissue in it, it can be detected by examination
User :   k
Doctor :  
please schedule an appointment with a urologist/general surgeon
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for and examination and treatment
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   ya i had
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   is it possible 4 u to suggest any medicine for this
User :   i feel shy to go to doctor
User :   in this regard
Doctor :   usually steroid creams are prescribed but not for all conditions, it has to decided based on examination finding
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and do not feel shy
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it will help you
User :   can u prescribe any creams..
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as this condition later on will cause problems to have a normal sexual life
User :   1st i will try this for few days
Doctor :   The prescription medicines are given after the cause is exactly made out.
Doctor :   Since we havenâ??t physically examined you, it is inappropriate and unethical to prescribe you scheduled drugs.
Doctor :   Hence see suggested doctor for the medicine that you require.
User :   k..
User :   is ther any excersise to pull back the skin
Doctor :   so if the cause is something that cannot be treated with the cream
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then they will not be helpful
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and no, there are no exercises to solve this problem
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Doctor :   are you there?
User :   ya]
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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User :   heard some streching excersie will help
User :   is it safe to practice that
User :   sure, i will do
Doctor :  
no there are no exercises to help this
User :   k
Doctor :  
the permanent solution is surgery if the medical treatment does not work
Doctor :  
and the medical line of treatment depends on the examination findings.
User :   can i ask u another question regarding another issue
Doctor :  
yes you can proceed with your next query
User :   my hairs r getting white
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ok
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do you have acidity related complaints?
User :   is it possible to stop it, have this problem from school days
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
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is there anyone in family having this same problem?
User :   no, my brothers have nice hairs
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ok
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what about your father, or uncles?
User :   is ther any solution for this
User :   father have white hairs but only after 35 years
User :   no idea abt uncles
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
hairs become white/grey due to lack of Vit B-12
User :   oh, k
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as it reduces the melanin production
User :   wht should i do to reduce this
Doctor :  
you can take vitamin suppliments and a well balanced diet
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look for other medical conditions
User :   wht are rich in above said vitamins
Doctor :  
like blood deficiency or thyroid problems also
User :   k sure
User :   suggest me some vitamin suppliments
Doctor :   take Tab Supractiv one tablet after lunch daily
User :   k
User :   and wht veg& fruits u wil suggest
Doctor :  
all kinds of green leafy vegetables and dark color fruits can b etaken
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for a detailed and personalised diet advise
User :   k, thnk a lot
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User :   ya sure
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User :   thnks 4 ur service

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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   thank u
User :   thats it
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User :   ya sure..
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