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What are some problems with foreskin?

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Many uncircumcised guys don't have any problems with foreskin. However, some problems associated with foreskin in uncircumcised guys include:

If you have any of these problems, see your doctor.

  • Inflammation or infection of the penis head
  • The foreskin can't be pulled back behind the head of the penis because it is too tight
  • The foreskin, after being pulled back, becomes trapped behind the head of the penis; this is a medical emergency because it can cause permanent damage to the penis. You should see your doctor immediately.
  • A rare condition where scar tissue forms at the tip of the penis, tightening the foreskin around the penis head; this makes it difficult for the foreskin to be pulled back.

From: Penis FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "A Guy's Guide to Body Image;" "Is My Penis Normal?;" "Is It Normal to Get Erections?;" "Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty;" "What Are Wet Dreams?;" "Is It Normal to Have an Erection When Waking Up?;" and "About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)."

Columbia University's Health Service: "Go Ask Alice! Burning when I pee?"

CDC: "STDs."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Physical Development in Boys: What to Expect," "Masturbation."

Andrology Australia: "Penis Problems."

Netdoctor: "Penile Discharge."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "A Guy's Guide to Body Image;" "Is My Penis Normal?;" "Is It Normal to Get Erections?;" "Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty;" "What Are Wet Dreams?;" "Is It Normal to Have an Erection When Waking Up?;" and "About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)."

Columbia University's Health Service: "Go Ask Alice! Burning when I pee?"

CDC: "STDs."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Physical Development in Boys: What to Expect," "Masturbation."

Andrology Australia: "Penis Problems."

Netdoctor: "Penile Discharge."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

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