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Fimosis: penis foreskin won't retract

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my foreskin will not retract. When I attempt to pull it back over the glans (by means of holding my penis and pulling down on the skin) it will not stretch over and can be painful. (even when flaccid)

I only remember one occasion that I did retract my foreskin, and it really hurt, hence I immediately push the foreskin back over.

I do not want a circumcision, but are there any other ways I can get my foreskin to retract?


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replied February 12th, 2007
Sexual Health - Men Answer A2311
According to the description that you “foreskin can’t retract or can, but very painfully”, you could be experiencing fimosis. During fimosis, the opening of the praeputium (foreskin) is too small for the penis’s head to pass trough it. Fimosis can create a lot of problems during sex. Fimosis can be treated only surgically. You can consult a urologist for a diagnosis and treatment options.
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