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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: I've been circumcised as a child, but now at 58 my skin seems to slide down and cover my pennis! Also the head feels like it's sticky, what could be wrong!
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Radhakrishnan (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Either excess fat at base of penis or shortening of penis

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for contacting healthcare magic.

The common causes of such an occurrence are mainly three fold. One may be excess fat in the prepubic region(the region just above the base of the penis) in which the penis appears buried and consequently the penile skin folds over.

The other possibility is shortening of penis due to ageing.

Third possibility is scarring of foreskin due to chronic infections due to diabetes etc.

The stickiness of the head of the penis is likely due to due to moisture/secretion due to overhanging of the foreskin. It is unlikely to be anything significant.

Please retract the foreskin daily and clean with plain water and keep it dry.

If there is any additional information you would like to provide please ask a follow up question


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Dr. Suresh Radhakrishnan

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Suggest Treatment For Small Penis

Brief Answer: Either excess fat at base of penis or shortening of penis Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for contacting healthcare magic. The common causes of such an occurrence are mainly three fold. One may be excess fat in the prepubic region(the region just above the base of the penis) in which the penis appears buried and consequently the penile skin folds over. The other possibility is shortening of penis due to ageing. Third possibility is scarring of foreskin due to chronic infections due to diabetes etc. The stickiness of the head of the penis is likely due to due to moisture/secretion due to overhanging of the foreskin. It is unlikely to be anything significant. Please retract the foreskin daily and clean with plain water and keep it dry. If there is any additional information you would like to provide please ask a follow up question