I have a small skin bridge on the bottom of my penis. It connects from the head to the shaft. I want to get it removed but I dont want to tell my parents about it and the thought of having a doctor slice at that area scares me. I read online about a man who removed his own skin bridges himself, and was wondering if this was ok. Here is the link: http://attrition.Org/misc/ee/foreskin
would it be ok to do this myself? Or is that something that should definitely be avoided and only have a doctor/surgeon perform? Please help me. Thanks
I would talk to your regular doctor first. I would think there is a good chance he can take care of it. If he can't for whatever reason, you might need him to refer you to someone who can. So either way, I think your regular doctor is going to be your best bet.
Im a 23yo male & only just discovered what a skin bridge was 2 weeks ago. I have 2, one on the side (larger one) & 1 on the back - both connecting the head to the shaft. I really didn't want to talk to my doctor about it but did & Im now booked in for surgery in 2 weeks. Its a local anesthetic (they put you to sleep) and its day surgery. I understand not wanting to tell your parents & I have kept this to myself aswell. The skin bridges have caused me to be really self concious about my dick & im sure you're all in the same boat. Think about it - 5 min of being embarassed with your doctor & you'll never have to worry about it again! I'm looking forward to getting it done!
I''m a 42 year old man and have several skin bridges on my penis. I just recently discovered the actual term for them. Although I have been sometimes self-aware of them, I can assure it has never really been an issue for any sexual partner; only once or twice was I questioned. Now that I''m middle-aged, I wish I had them corrected when I was younger, because, with constant use, the surrounding skin starts to sort of look flabby. I''m considering getting it corrected.
I am a 28 year old man and also recently discovered the term for the skin that was connected to the head of my penis making some erections and wearing a condom painful. I finally decided to contact a local urologist to have my 2 skin bridges removed. My procedure was done on 4/22/10. The cost was a little pricey without insurance, $200 for the initial consulation and a little over $1750 for the procedure. It was relatively painless, with the majority of discomfort taking place in the days after the procedure with certain movements. I am looking forward to healing quickly and going about my business, but would like to comment on the post from orlandowts. I do understand that any operation on the penis or area around it is a little tedious, but dealing with this problem, especially if it is painful or holding back your full erection, is something that everyone must take into context. Sure, it will take a couple of weeks to heal (NOT 2 years, and after only 4 days the healing that has taken place is quite reassuring). I believe that each situation is unique and a consultation with a professional and not someone who has no idea what they are talking about is the better choice. Good luck bridgetonowhere.
Hello,yeah adhesions and skin bridges seems to be quite commen. At least adhesions so I don't understand why we didn't get informed of that so we could have prevented it. I am so worried about this and scared that we have ruined things for him and that this surgery could go wrong in some way not worth the risk and pain he went thru and all the worrying and crying on my part.
I have to get this surgery soon too and I was wondering if the nurses have to see your penis as well as the doctor? That could be quite distressing. Also, when you make your appointment to see a urologist and she asks what you are coming in for what should you say to not get too embarrassed? Do you just pull your pants down when the doctor gets in the room (how awkward!)? I have been procrastinating for about a year in making this appointment because I am very nervous about someone (or more than one person, one of them being a woman nurse) inspecting my defected penis. What is the recovery time? Will you get a bigger erection if these are removed? Will there be scars? Pardon all my questions but I would be very happy if you could answer them all! Im 22 btw
In response to alltohuman. I actually have kind of a funny story about going to the doctor recently about a skin bridge. I made the appointment over the phone and the receptionist kept asking me what I wanted to see the doctor about... the receptionist! I told her it was not her business. When I got to the appointment the nurse kept asking me too. I said it is not your business, I will speak to the doctor about it. The doctor came in and said, "the nurse and receptionist both tell me you are here today to speak to me about Erectile Disfunction. Is that correct?" LOL They both made the assumption. Even after I told the doctor about the problem and made an appointment for surgery he still thought I wanted Viagra.
I have recently had an operation to remove a skin bridge on my penis, I have put up with this for 47 years, I decided to do something about it and it's the best thing I ever did, yes it was embarrassing to talk too my doctor in the first instance but afterwards I thought brilliant!! I am finally doing something about it,.
I was booked in for operation under a general anaesthetic , the result after was amazing, no bridge and my penis looked so symetrical and actually it was nearly an inch longer when not errect, it took two weeks to heal and now I cannot believe I left it for so long, my advice would be put up with the embarrassment for 1week out of your life and go for it and remember, the people you have too show your penis too are professionals and have seen many penises of all shapes, sizes and colours! What's one week,s awkwardness for being happy !!
I'm 15 years old and I haven't told anyone about my skin bridge. It doesn't hurt or anything when I get an erection the only thing about it is that I have to clean in it with a Q-tip once and a while. I was wondering if I should go to my parents?-but then I don't want one of my four siblings finding out when I go through the surgery. I tried removing it by myself before I knew what it was but it was extremely painful and I stopped trying. Im not nervous about the doctor looking at my junk I just don't want to have bandages on my junk for two weeks. I am also envolved in a sexual relationship and my gf tried giving me a bj but i said know because i didn't want her to find out and tell people at school.
Should I wait until I am older and hope my girlfriend doesn't notice? should I tell my parents and risk being embarrassed by my whole family? Or should I do nothing and hope there's no long term affect and play it off to females that it's perfectly normal?
If I do go to my doctor how do I get it that it's just me in my doctor there with my parents outside. I really don't want this to get around but I'm not sure if there's another way.
Talk to your parents!! Can you talk to your dad "man to man" and keep it between the two of you? Youll need a parent involved to deal with doctors appoitments, medical insurance and permission to have the surgery. I just scheduled a surgery to repair my youngest sons skin bridge, hes 2 and a half. Im hoping he wont even have a memory of this whole ordeal. But from all the research Ive done most of the men who have had it repaired later in life say "DO IT and DO IT ASAP!" oh and at 15 you can see your doctor without your parents in the room if you choose. So good luck!!
I had the same thing until I was 20 and I hated it so much I finally got it surgically removed and it was the best thing I've ever done. I wish I had done it sooner. Sdude I think you should just make an appointment with your family doctor yourself and get it done, you won't regret it. And if you have to, tell your mom about it and ask her to not tell your brothers or sisters.
I have a skin bride and it doesn't let my skin go back when my penis is erect so what to do should I get it removed?
if the penis skin doesn't go back at all when its erect is it of big concern and should I consult a doctor for that?
So glad I found this place. Im in my mid-twenties and have a skin bridge on one side of my penis. IT has driven me crazy for years. Not so much irritating as embarrassing. I had thought of removing it myself when I was younger but every time I would get a set-up together I would chicken out(which was good because boy was I being stupid). I just never mentioned it to my parents or doctor. The strange thing is, I was rather popular with the women as a child, and up until I got married and altho I was pretty self-conscious about it.. it didnt stop me from all the good times I had growing up. Now im married and it still bothers me. Altho I dont intend to ever be with any other women and my wife doesnt mind it(that im aware of)... I want it gone. It irritates me when I see it and it can be slightly painful with a full erection as the skin gets extremely tight on the side with the bridge. The bridge also causes my penis to curve as the skin pulls even without an erection... Anyway.. Im wanting it gone.. Ive thought about looking into it a couple times before over the past years but didnt know what it was called and always knew it would be expensive. Tonight I googled the right terms and found the right places. I definitely plan to do something about this once I get the funds together.
To the younger people wanting to talk to your parents or a doctor.. just do it. Dont let it bother you for the rest of your life. IF anything, find a reason to get to a doctor.. tell your doctor, and he/she can mention it to your parents. Sure they will know about it as they will need to take you in for surgery, but im sure that would be easier on you, then you having to speak to them directly the first time.. Plus its best to get it done while you dont have to pay for it! Thats the only thing holding me back right now.
As for being scared to talk to your doctor, you shouldnt be. Its their job and I promise you they have seen wayyyy worse and more embarrassing things than a skin bridge. Just another regular day for them.
Hey y'all! Very happy that I found this thread.
I am 17 years old and I have two skim bridges on the right side of my "mr happy".
It was causing me more angst than it was worth, and an unpleasant experience made me decide enough was enough.
I took the leap, swallowed my pride and walked in to a clinic. Luckily for me the doctor was one of the most understanding guys I have ever met. I am now booked for an appointment with a urologist (next week, finally) but now I have no idea what to expect! The doctor didn't tell me much other than mentioning "local anesthesia", and said it would be a simple operation.
Dies this mean I am having it corrected next week?? Are there more steps to getting this done or has all this waiting finally come to a close?
Just had my skin bridges removed, 3 of them. Here's how it went for me.
Went to the urologist for an unrelated issue and he saw them. He suggested that they could be harboring bacteria and actually be related to the other issue. He suggested we remove them.
I asked how to schedule it, and he said let's schedule it now. He walked up to the front desk with me and said we needed to schedule a 30 minute in house surgery. The cost was $700 according to insurance maximum billable rates.
1 week later I showed up. It was just me and the doc in the room. He said I didn't have to get dressed, just pull my pants down and hop up on the table. I laid back and he went to work.
First he washed my junk with iodine solution, then he draped a cloth with a hole in it over me and pulled the boys through. Then he said, "Ok, a little bee sting."
HOLY #$^%! That little bee was pretty angry. He gave me about 6 or 7 locals and each of them made me groan and clinch my fists. He said, "It's not bad, it puts hair on your chest."
After that it was as good as over. 5 minutes of laying on my back while he did the cuts, then he wrapped it up in gauze and sent me home. He said leave the wrap on for 2 days unless it falls off on its own.
That night I got drunk. It helped.
First night I woke up with a rager and it hurt like hell! When it went down the wrap fell off, so I chose to rewrap it with some triple antibiotic and gauze. I'm on day 2 of recovery and it's healing very nicely, but man the whole thing is pretty sore. Plan on being on the couch for a couple of days.
For those of you who are concerned about the nurses, none of them ever got to see the goods. I think urologists are quite aware of not showing you off.
i just had my skin bridge removed today, and it feels just fine as they gave me vicodin during my surgery. had about a 1/4 skin bridge across the top. i went in and they put me to sleep and 30 min later i was out of surgery. easy operation. we will see how well it recovers but the doctors said aprox 2-3 weeks before any sexual activity.