Phimosis Treatment

Patient : Hello, I am very concerned that I have developed these small tears under the glans of my penis. i am 20, uncut and i had a tight foreskin until about 18. the cuts heal but then whenever i become slightly sexually active, they reappear, and obviously hurt, though not unless they are touched. i heard this might be a form of herpes? or overly tight frenulum? what can i do about this? things are getting really frustrating with this recurring problem, so any help is appreciated. also, im currently on accutane. that has a boat load of side effects..is it weakening my skin down there?
Doctor :   Itseems you may havea phimosis (tight foreskin). The cuts you notice are most likelyinjuriesmade stretching of the fores kin during an erection. It is unlikely to herpes infection as herpes normally cause vesicles (fluid filled bumps) on the penis.Phimosis is easilycorrected by a circumcision, which is procedure whichsurgically removes the foreskin of the penis. I do not think your problems are related to your use of Accutane as it is not known to cause this kind of side effect.

Related Q&A

Q: If a birth mother tests negative for HIV on July 24th which is the same day that she gives birth to her son (her lesb...

Q: Age:36, Gender: Male Good morning, I did blood tests: we use canadian units Hb 145 10^9 (normal) Wbc 7.4 10^9 (...

Q: I'm writing this post as I need an opinion / help on what to do next as I'm feeling lost. Important notes Symptoms ha...

Q: So about 3 weeks ago I started getting abdominal pain with the severity that it would wake me up at night. It was alm...

Q: I've had pretty badly breakout of canker sores for around 5 years now. And couldn't remember a day when I am free of ...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews