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Foreskin Still Attached

I'm 16 and my foreskin is still attached to my penis head. i can roll my foreskin back behind my penis head when flaccid, but it wont go further. i can tell that some of the foreskin is still attached to the base of the head. Also i cannot pull my foreskin all the way back when my penis is hard. Should I be worried? Should I see a doctor?

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Just do gentle stretching inthe bathMaybe buy some hydrocortisone cream which will help.

If it doesn't resolve in a couple of years then go see a doctor

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Thank you!

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I assume you had a circumcision done as you are not that specific about it. When was it performed?

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I did not get a circumcision

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Oh OK I misunderstood then. Thought you had a partial circumcision when you said still attached. Sounds like phimosis and you will most likely need a circumcision. Go see your urologist as soon as possible. Best to deal with it ASAP.

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Do circumcisions hurt? i Heard it makes sex less enjoyable

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Circ recovery can be painful. About 1/2 of sensitivity is lost.

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The circumcision itself is not painful as it is done under either local or full anaesthesia. You will most likely feel some pain and discomfort the followind 2-8 days as it is still an operation and your penis will have to heal.

But a few days of pain and discomfort is worth the fact that you won't have to worry about your foreskin. Phimosis can lead to various health issues, such as increased chance of STD, infections, pain, tearing and discomfort during sex.

Make sure to visit your urologist and go over what is the best option for you.

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Yes, circumcisions hurt.

Circumcision pain

Circumcision is a surgical amputation of part of the penis. It is normal to feel pain during the surgical amputation, however this is usually eliminated by general or local anesthesia.

One may expect pain after surgery until the incision heals. Ask your doctor for a two-week supply of an opioid pain reliever.

One may also expect pain when the sensitive head of the penis is exposed to friction from clothing, etc. It is no longer protected by the foreskin, so there is not much you can do about it.

One may also expect painful erections, depending on how much skin was removed.

Depending on how much skin was removed, there may not be enough skin left to allow for shaft expansion during erection and this may cause painful erections.

You may also experience phantom pain from neuromas that form at the incision where nerves were severed.

Masturbation after circumcision may be painful if you don’t use lubrication because of lack of gliding action.

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Don’t. Uncut is far superior.

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That is a slightly narrowminded approach. He should consult his doctor on what is best for him in his situation. Opinions vary when it comes to "superior" as I have heard the exact opposite of what you are saying. The important thing is to do what is the best course of action for his health and comfort.

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My experience in these matters dates back to the mid 1980s. Loss of sensitivity is a known and accepted fact of circumcision. Some 20,000 nerve endings are lost from the inner foreskin along with the frenar band. Those losses coupled with keritinization of the glans often lead to very severe losses of pleasure. I refer you to norm.org for further information.

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I’m circumcised and had my frenulum removed.what your saying is somewhat true yet I still manage to feel and it’s still pleasurable. My woman enjoys it more I last longer and she prefers the way it looks now to how it looked with foreskin and so do I if I’m honest and it’s 100 times cleaner👍

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You’re still quite fresh out of surgery, so it’s not possible to assess you full loss yet. The inner foreskin, glans and frenulum are composed of mucosa, not skin. Mucosa is an internal covering, not meant for continuous exposure, so in defense against abrasion, it grow new layers of tissue over time. Many citcumcised men in their mid forties to fifties complain of sufficient loss as to affect triggering orgasms. Reports of men who have resored their foreskins encounter in the early stages, a shedding process during which those extra layers are sloughed off. They also recognize much improved sensitivity and ability to orgasm. In addition, erectile dysfunction is much higher among circumcised men. Their partners also complain of painful intercourse because of the lack of interaction and cushioning the foreskin provides while uncovering and recovering.

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Yes the loss of sensitivity is a given due to the foreskin being removed, the frenullum being removed and the head going through keratinization. I was arguing the "superior" argument as that is rather subjective ... superior in what?

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Considering that a vast number of circumcised men complain of loss of ability to enjoy orgasms as the age, a complain virtually unknown among intact men, that alone suffices to call retention of the foreskin as superior.

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"Vast" is a word used many times when someone wants to exaggerate without any statistical or numerical proof behind it.

They way you word it, a circumcision affects the way in which people enjoy an orgasm which is false. An orgasm is an orgasm that is internal. It might take longer to reach said orgasm with a circumcision as the glans is less sensitive, however most of the time it only takes longer (which women enjoy) rather than not happening at all.

Claiming that uncircumcised men don't have issues with stimulation is false. Also many uncircumcised men suffer from premature ejaculation due to high sensitivity.

Once again, your "superior" argument is moot and rather subjective. Let us agree to disagree.

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I refer you to norm.org to read of men’s responses.

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No need for worry, actually pretty common at 16. Do this: Each time you pee, pull the skin back to its limit and cause tension but no pain. Before bed, do it several times for five minutes. If the skin is still attached to the head, this will encourage it to release. Ideally the grove back of the head should be exposed. You should have a little web right under the pee hole which attaches to the foreskin. It’s your frenulum and is normal. If it restricts retraction, you can lengthen it by retracting to the limit and applying tension frequently. It takes time, maybe up to two months. If the opening is too small to allow retraction over the crown of the head, I can coach you on exercises to fix that. No surgery is necessary.

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Thank you! I will try it!

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Better to consult your urologist, ask as many questions as you want and then make a decision on what is best for you.

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Be persistent and do it regularly each day.

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Is once a day in the shower enough ?

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How long do you wish to wait for result? I suggest four 5-min sessions per day. This keeps skin from reverting back to tightness before new cells have grown. After your wakeup pee, do the first. Take a toilet break at noon for a second. Third at showertime. Four in bed before sleeping.

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Okay thanks for the help 👍🏻

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You must see a doctor and ask for a suggestion whether to get circumcised or maybe medication or some exercise will work

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That attachment is called the frenulum. It is a normal part of your penis and is supposed to be there. It does not detach.

If the frenulum is too short, then it may be stretched, if you wish or it may be cut by a surgeon.

See the frenulum stretching exercises.

drelastic.com/

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