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Is it common for my eight year old son to claim it hurts when he pulls his foreskin back? He has had no issues with infection etc in this area


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replied April 2nd, 2008
Grade School Kids Answer A3837
The foreskin of the penis should be able to be pulled back over the penis’s head without any problems. Pain during that maneuver may indicate 1 of 2 things: either the foreskin opening is too narrowed (phimosis) or there are adhesions between the foreskin and penis’s head.
Phimosis is usually a congenital disorder and adhesions are usually due to infection. You may want to bring your child to a urologist for examination and expert opinion.



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