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Question: Foreskin adhering to penis
|GeorgeX - Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:43 pm||
Uncircumsised, I have had a longstanding problem with rash, inchiness, small blisters etc. on my foreskin and prepuce - especially after sex. I have dealt with it by washing after sex, careful drying, and the use of creams such as Canastan - on my Dr.'s advice.
A year ago this evelved into a shiny reddish sore patch at the line where foreskin is attached to the penis. It leasted a long time.
Where this patch has healed is unusual looking - my doctor thought it might be scarring. It looks to me like the foreskin has adhered to the glans there - on one side - about 2mm of skin. During sex it will pull back a little causing soreness for some time.
I want to ask my doctor to refer me to someone. Should it be a urologist or a dermatologist? What is the likely cause and solution?
|Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:45 pm||
Following repeated episodes of balanitis(inflammation of the glans penis) or posthitis(inflammation of the prepuce) or both (balano-posthitis), prepuce may become firmly adherent to the glans during healing(two healing surfaces in close contact).
If it has become firmly adherent to the glans, then a urologist will be the right person to consult.
In this situation, surgery may be the only sensible option. Surgery may involve separation of the two structures and a skin graft as well.
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