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How should I do if my foreskin does not retract?

Hi, I'm 19 but have only recently realised that my foreskin doesn't retract as it should. After a couple of months of stretching I can get it back behind the head but was wondering how far I should be able to stretch it back and whether I need any treatment?
Fri, 19 Feb 2021
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Hello,

There is no standard amount when it comes to foreskin retraction. If at any point it causes pain or having intercourse is painful, you can undergo a minor procedure to have the frenulum that attaches your foreskin cut. I don't believe you need any treatment at present.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Pranav Balakrishnan, General & Family Physician
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How should I do if my foreskin does not retract?

Hello, There is no standard amount when it comes to foreskin retraction. If at any point it causes pain or having intercourse is painful, you can undergo a minor procedure to have the frenulum that attaches your foreskin cut. I don t believe you need any treatment at present. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Pranav Balakrishnan, General & Family Physician