Home » Frequently asked Questions on Health » Cuts on the foreskin of penis

Cuts on the foreskin of penis

Q: I have been having an occasional problem of small hair-breadth cuts on the foreskin of my penis. Normally, I do not have any problem with pulling back my foreskin over the glans penis, when I masturbate. The movement is normally easy and the foreskin is not tight. However, once in a while, these small cuts appear by themselves, and sometimes they last for months. During that time, masturbation becomes painful due to expansion of the skin and hence opening of the cuts. Then they heal by themselves, only to reoccur later. Since the foreskin is not tight, I thought this may be due to dryness of the foreskin and ignored the problem, but it has happened again and not healed for more than a month. Please let me know the best way to treat this... how do I make the foreskin less dry if that is the cause for these cuts? Or is it due to some infection? Please advise, I am in dire need of the same. I am not sexually active yet - I am a virgin. But I do masturbate once or twice a day. I have always been very careful about cleaning my penis and the insides of the foreskin, with soap and water. Could soap be the reason for dryness? I have always treated the penis carefully, but these cuts do not heal sometimes, even if I stay away from masturbation for a week. Hence it is very troublesome these days. Please help!

A:You seem to be suffering from phimosis. Though the foreskin may not be very tight, the minor cuts, each time the foreskin stretches over the turgid glans, gets fresh. Any cut in body heals with fibrosis, further loosing its elasticity. The foreskin every time will be tighter around the turgid penile head, glans penis. Treatment consists of removing the diseased foreskin ring which is suffering from recurrent insults. Surgery is simple and results long-lasting.

RELATED FAQ

................... Advertisement ...................

   

FAQ

ASK OUR EXPERTS

Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Choose Topic

Latest stories

World Pharmacists Day 2017: A Brief History of Pharmacy And Pharmacists In India

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:00:16 IST
September 25th is observed as the World Pharmacists Day every year. Here's a brief history of how the profession of pharmacy and pharmacists came into being in India.

Once World’s Heaviest Woman, Eman Ahmed Dies In Abu Dhabi

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:30:17 IST
Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, once known as the world's heaviest woman, died at the Burjee Hospital in Abu Dhabi on Monday. She hailed from Egypt and weighed approximately 500 kg.

Sexual Harassment By Coworkers Causes More Severe Depression

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:30:18 IST
Employees who are sexually harassed by work colleagues may develop more severe symptoms of depression than those who experience harassment by clients or customers, a study has found.

Smartphone Apps To Cure Depression?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:30:18 IST
From connecting us to the world, giving us important information from all the corners to entertaining us, smartphones today pretty much sort our lives out. But what if we told you that your handy little device can also help treat serious mental problems as such depression?

Multi-Gene Test May Better Predict Who Will Suffer From Dementia

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:30:38 IST
A new test that combines the effects of over two dozen gene mutations - which individually lead to only a small increased risk of Alzheimer's disease - can better predict who will suffer from dementia or cognitive decline, scientists say.