Why Doesn’t Your Foreskin Retract When Erect?
If you’ve got a foreskin that doesn’t retract when you’re erect, especially if you’re also experiencing pain, this article covers a number of potential medical causes, symptoms and ultimately when its best to seek medical expertise.
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Last updated 30 August, 2022
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Everyone has bodily insecurities; some wish to be taller, thinner, or stronger. But what if you’re concerned about your anatomy and functionality? What if your uncircumcised penis isn’t retracting as it should?
An uncircumcised penis with a foreskin that doesn’t retract when erect can result from several possible medical conditions, including phimosis, paraphimosis, or frenulum breve. The age of the patient and combined symptoms should be considered when deciding on a treatment plan.
If you’re experiencing pain in addition to an unretractable foreskin, it may be time to make an appointment with a urologist. However, is this always necessary? Read on, and I’ll discuss reasons your foreskin won’t retract, when to see a healthcare provider, and when to consider circumcision.