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Have tightening foreskin and a stiff and tender frenulum. What could it be?

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i have a tightening foreskin and a stiff and tender frenulum.

i have also noticed awhite buidup between glans and foreskin.
Posted Sun, 4 Aug 2013 in Penis Problems
Answered by Dr. Anjana Rao Kavoor 1 hour later
Thanks for writing in to us.

With the symptoms of a tightening foreskin which is difficult to pull back in association with a stiff and tender frenulum, the possibility of an infection is the first diagnosis to be considered. This is known as balanitis clinically. The duration of your problem is not mentioned.

The presence of a white buildup could be due to infection by a fungus called candida or any other bacteria. While candidiasis is a slow infection and usually involves areas of the body which are all sweaty and moist, like the genital region, most bacterial infections are due to fast growing organisms.

This is a treatable condition if detected early and if not treated could lead to more severe infection. If left untreated it could also lead to non retraction of the foreskin and leading to phimosis (further tightening of foreskin).

I suggest you consult a urologist to confirm your condition and take the treatment prescribed. The above mentioned opinion is a possibility that has been concluded from the problems as described by you.

Hope your query is answered.
Further questions welcome.

Dr A. Rao Kavoor
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