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  • The foreskin is the sheath of skin that covers the head (glans) of the penis.
  • Without regular cleaning, a build-up of a whitish-yellow substance known as ‘smegma’ can occur under the foreskin, which may cause infection.
  • Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin and is a common treatment for many foreskin problems.
The foreskin is the sheath of skin that covers the head (glans) of the penis. At birth, the foreskin is fully attached to the penis. In time, the foreskin separates and can be retracted (pulled back). This can usually be done by the age of about two. Sometimes, the foreskin separates later. Occasionally, the foreskin doesn’t separate evenly and areas remain stuck to the glans. These attachments almost always resolve by puberty.

Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin. In Australia today, less than 10 per cent of boys are circumcised. The procedure is mostly performed on babies for family, religious or cultural reasons. Circumcision is sometimes recommended for older boys and men who have ongoing foreskin problems, such as infection, that don’t respond to other forms of treatment.

General foreskin care – babies and young boys

Foreskin care is important and young boys should be taught how to care for their penis. Suggestions include:
  • Treat a baby’s penis like any other body part when you give him a bath. Don’t worry about cleaning under the foreskin. Simply wash the penis with soap and rinse.
  • Do not forcibly pull back a baby’s foreskin. Doing so may cause pain, bleeding, infection or scarring.
  • Change your son’s wet or dirty nappies as soon as possible to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Retract the foreskin for cleaning once it has separated. Wash with soap and rinse well. Roll the foreskin back over the glans afterwards.
  • Teach your son how to clean underneath his foreskin.

General foreskin care – teenagers and men

Taking care of your foreskin should become a habit. Make sure you:
  • Clean underneath the foreskin. Without regular cleaning, a build-up of a whitish-yellow substance known as ‘smegma’ can occur under the foreskin. Smegma can look like pus to the untrained eye.
  • See your doctor if you have any concerns.

Common foreskin problems

Conditions that may affect the foreskin include:
  • Inflammation – sore and red foreskin. Common causes include forced retraction, irritants such as bubble baths or dirty nappies.
  • Infection – the most common include posthitis and balanitis. Posthitis is infection of the foreskin, usually caused by fungus thriving in the hot and moist conditions. Balanitis is infection of the foreskin and glans, and is usually caused by poor hygiene. Smegma encourages the growth of infection-causing germs.
  • Chronic infections – for some males, posthitis or balanitis tends to recur. A complication of chronic infections is scar tissue, which could stick the foreskin to the glans and make retraction impossible. Chronic infections of the penis and foreskin also increase the risk of urinary tract infections. Repeated kidney infections can affect kidney function.
  • Phimosis – the foreskin is abnormally tight, which prevents it from retracting. This can cause recurrent balanitis because good hygiene is difficult or impossible. An erection may cause the foreskin to split and bleed. The tight foreskin can also hinder urination – in some cases, the foreskin fills up with urine like a little balloon. Phimosis is the most common reason for circumcision after infancy.
  • Paraphimosis – permanently retracted foreskin. The foreskin gathers like a tight rubber band around the penis, causing swelling and pain. This condition is the second most common reason for adult circumcision.
  • Tumour – rarely, abnormal growths develop on the foreskin. In some cases, the tumour is cancerous. Penile cancer is extremely rare in circumcised men.
  • Zipper trauma – the foreskin (or other parts of the genitals, commonly the scrotum) gets caught in a zipper. Wearing underpants is the best prevention.

Diagnosis of foreskin problems

Tests used to diagnose foreskin problems may include:
  • Medical history
  • Physical examination
  • Swab test (to check for infection).

Treatment of foreskin problems

Treatment depends on the condition but may include:
  • Inflammation – avoid irritants such as bubble bath lotion or harsh soaps. Wash gently under the foreskin. Nappy rash cream or hydrocortisone ointment may be recommended.
  • Infection – the doctor may prescribe antifungal or anti-inflammatory creams, oral antibiotics and pain-killing drugs. Try soaking in a warm bath to relieve painful or difficult urination (dysuria). In severe cases, intravenous antibiotics are needed.
  • Chronic infections – the doctor may recommend circumcision as a permanent solution.
  • Phimosis – the doctor may suggest that you attempt to stretch your foreskin by retracting it regularly, such as when showering and every time you urinate. The stretching process may take a few weeks. Regular use of steroid creams may also help. If the foreskin remains tight, you may need circumcision. For men who are opposed to circumcision for ethical or political reasons, it may be possible to keep the foreskin but surgically widen it. The cut made along the topside of the foreskin is called a ‘dorsal slit’.
  • Paraphimosis – the doctor attempts to manually roll the foreskin over the glans. This may involve the application of anaesthetic cream and compression of the penis head (by the doctor’s hand or with a tight wrapping of cling film) to reduce the swelling. If this fails, the doctor may puncture the penis with a needle (to drain the fluid and reduce swelling) or cut the band of foreskin, or both. If paraphimosis tends to recur, you may need circumcision.
  • Tumour – the first line of treatment for a tumour is surgical removal. Cancer treatment may include chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
  • Zipper trauma – the doctor will apply anaesthetic cream to the foreskin. The foreskin is freed by either opening the zipper or cutting the zipper with scissors.

Circumcision for older boys and men

Circumcision is a common treatment for many foreskin problems. The procedure in newborns is simple and fast, but it is much more complicated in older boys and men. After the first few weeks of life, circumcision usually requires epidural or general anaesthesia and about six weeks of recovery. Complications are uncommon, but can include bleeding, allergic reactions to anaesthesia or infection.

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What should I do if my penis is torn?

If you have torn the skin that joins your foreskin to the tip of your penis, you should avoid sexual activity until the tear has healed.

In most cases, the tear will get better without treatment.

Once it has healed, you can try using a lubricant during sex to prevent the problem from happening again.

If it does not heal, go to a GP or local sexual health clinic.

Why has it torn?

The small tag of skin on the underside of your penis, between your foreskin and the shaft of your penis, is called the frenulum or banjo string.

The frenulum is sometimes tight and can tear, usually during sex.

Sometimes, the tear may not heal properly and your penis may become torn again in the same place.

What if it keeps happening?

If your penis keeps getting torn, you may need an operation called a frenuloplasty to lengthen the frenulum.

This should make having sex more comfortable and reduce the risk of the frenulum tearing again.

You're advised to not have sex for 6 weeks after the operation.

Further information

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A meatotomy ([1][2]) is a form of penile modification in which the underside of the glans is split. The procedure may be performed by a doctor to alleviate meatal stenosis or urethral stricture.[3][4][5][6]


A variety of techniques may be used to make the cut, but a doctor will generally crush the ventral meatus, urethra, and upper frenulum for 60 seconds with a straight Kellyhemostat and then divide the crush line with fine-tipped scissors. Other techniques include cauterisation, cutting with a scalpel (sometimes aided by clamps), or by using existing fistulas from it to tie off the area to be cut. Depending on the anatomy of the individual and the extent of the split, meatotomy performed with a scalpel may involve heavy bleeding, while crush and cauterisation methods are relatively bloodless. Regardless of the procedure used, meatotomies, like other genital modifications and genital piercings, heal quickly. Unlike other genital modifications, the glans tissue does not have a tendency to re-adhere to itself or heal closed.

A meatotomy may be extended to subincision or genital bisection, which are both much more complex and serious modifications.


Aside from the exposure of previously internal tissues, the newly enlarged urethral opening may hinder the ability to control the direction and shape of one's urine stream. This may result in messy urination and require that the meatotomized individual sit while urinating; however, this is not universally true. The larger urethral opening may also reduce the velocity of ejaculate, thereby reducing distance of ejaculation.

Repair of a meatotomy can be painful and difficult, and is similar to hypospadias repair.

See also[edit]


  • Choudhury, Dhiraj (), General Surgical Operations, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, p.&#;, ISBN&#;
  • Palmer, Jeffrey S. (), Pediatric Urology: A General Urologist's Guide, Springer, p.&#;, ISBN&#;
  • Yachia, Daniel (), Text Atlas of Penile Surgery, CRC Press, pp.&#;–, ISBN&#;

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Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meatotomy

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One of the most noticeable trends over the last few years is body modification. According to Dr. David Veale and Dr. Joe Daniels in a recent issue of the Archives of Sexual Behavior:

“Body modification is a term used to describe the deliberate altering of the human body for non-medical reasons (e.g., self-expression). It is invariably done either by the individual concerned or by a lay practitioner, usually because the individual cannot afford the fee or because it would transgress the ethical boundaries of a cosmetic surgeon. It appears to be a lifestyle choice and, in some instances, is part of a subculture of sadomasochism. It has existed in many different forms across different cultures and age”.

Body modification can range from the relatively minor to the extremely major. On a minor level this may include such modifications as tattooing and minor body piercings to the nipples and genitalia. On a more major level it may include branding of the skin, pearling (i.e., permanent insertion of small beads beneath the skin of the labia or foreskin), major scarification (through controlled skin burning), and tongue splitting (so that it is similar to that of a snake). Other body modifications to the genitals can include the removal of the clitoral hood in women or penile subincision in men (i.e., splitting of the underside of the penis; there’s a photograph on Wikipedia’s page on subincision if you want to see the final result). Some people have gone as far to have their whole faces modified including the infamous examples of Dennis Anver (The Tigerman) and Erik Sprague (The Lizardman).

According to Veale and Daniels, there has been little research on psychological aspects of body modification. They cited the work of psychotherapist Dr. Alessandra Lemma () who suggested that for some individuals, body modification is a way of trying to modify the self that the individual feels to be unacceptable. Arguably one of the most gruesome and extreme forms of body modification is ‘genital bisection’ (the total splitting of the penis where the penis is literally cut into two symmetrical halves). For the interested readers who want some photographic evidence, you could do worse than check out the genital bisection page at the Body Modification E-zine Encyclopedia website that has five examples of real split penises of men who are pleased with the results).

The practice of genital bisection is outlined in Dr. Brenda Love’s Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices. She wrote about the practice from a more historical and anthropological perspective and reported that Australian Aborigines used to ritually split their penises from the glans towards the penis base in worship of a totem lizard that had a split penis. She then described the account of one English man who had carried out the procedure over the period of several years and described the results:

‘My decision to surgically remodel my genitals was deliberate, of deep satisfaction to me, highly exciting, sexually adventurous, and erotically exhilarating…Full erections were maintained as previously but now in two complete, separate halves. The erotic zones of my penis are still the same, with orgasms and ejaculations functioning perfectly. Entry into the vagina requires a little extra effort for insertion, but once my penis is inside, its opened effect on the vagina’s inner lining is more pronounced, giving better female orgasmic feelings”.

There is a much more in-depth description of penile splitting on the genital bisection page at the Body Modification E-zine. The article also describes sub-variants of penile bisection including various forms of partial splitting. More specifically, the article noted:

“Partial splitting is either in length (i.e., head splitting) or in axis (the far more common meatotomy and subincision procedures where only the bottom of the shaft is split, or the very rare superincision where only the top is split). Other variations include inversion where the split leaves the glans intact, allowing the penis to be effectively ‘turned inside out’. In most cases, the penis remains fully functional, although some rigidity loss is possible. The penis maintains its form by the two halves of the corpus cavernosum. When they are no longer attached, the penis tends to curve in on itself (as seen in the first photo showing an erect full bisection), making insertion more difficult, but far from impossible” [see glossary of terms at the end of the blog which explains what some of these specialized words and terms mean].

In a issue of the journal Human Nature, Dr. Raven Rowanchilde wrote a theoretical paper on male genital modification and argued that people modify their bodies in meaningful ways as a deliberate way to establish their identity and social status. More specifically she argues that:

“Lip plugs, ear plugs, penis sheaths, cosmetics, ornaments, scarification, body piercings, and genital modifications encode and transmit messages about age, sex, social status, health, and attractiveness from one individual to another. Through sociocultural sexual selection, male genital modification plays an important role as a sociosexual signal in both male competition and female mate choice. The reliability of the signal correlates with the cost of acquiring the trait. Women use a variety of cues to assess male quality. Male genital modification is one way that some women assess their mates. Extreme male genital modifications not only honestly advertise status, sexual potency, and ability to provide sexual satisfaction, they may provide a reliable index of male-female cooperation through the male’s commitment to endure pain and risk”.

One possible downside of extreme body modification including genital modifications is the association it has with increased risk of suicide. A study by Dr. Julie Hicinbothem and her colleagues in a issue of the journal Death Studies, surveyed a large sample of individuals who belonged to a website for body modification (e.g., piercings, tattoos, scarification and surgical procedures). They reported that people who had undergone body modification had a higher incidence of prior suicidality (i.e., suicidal ideation and attempted suicide) compared to those who had not undergone body modification. However, they did also note that controls for self-reported depression weakened the strength of the association.

I agree with Veale and Daniel’s assessment that there is little on the psychological aspects of body modification in the academic or clinical literature although I expect it to grow given the seemingly large increase in people undergoing body modification procedures. Just in case you didn’t understand some of the procedures and medical terms earlier in this blog I’ll leave you with a glossary of terms (all taken – almost verbatim – from the BME website):

  • Head splitting is the bisection of the glans of the penis. The procedure is usually carried out using a scalpel or surgical scissors (although cauterizing, electronic cauterizing or laser may also be used). The wound often needs to be cauterized, either with silver nitrate or with heat. Post-procedural bleeding is relatively heavy and tends to last several days.
  • Meatotomy is incision into and enlargement of a meatus. When the subincision is only underneath the glans it is known as a meatotomy (or, if naturally occurring, a hypospadia).
  • Hypospadiais a birth defect where the urethra and urethral groove are malformed, causing the urethra to exit the penis sooner than it normally would (i.e., closer to the base, rather than at the tip of the glans).
  • Subincision is the bisection of the underside of the penis (from the urethra to the raphe; versus a superincision which is the top half).
  • Superincision is a form of bisection that&#;s opposite to a subincision, splitting only the top half of the shaft and leaving the tissue below the urethra intact.
  • Inversion is a form of genital bisection that involves a combination of subincision and superincision while leaving the glans intact
  • The corpus cavernosum are two areas of erectile tissue which run along the length of the penis, and fill with blood during erection.

Dr Mark Griffiths, Professor of Gambling Studies, International Gaming Research Unit, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

Further reading

Aggrawal A. (). Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects of Sexual Crimes and Unusual Sexual Practices. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Hicinbothem, J., Gonsalves, S. & Lester, D. (). Body modification and suicidal behavior. Death Studies, 30,

Lemma, A. (). Under the skin: A psychoanalytic study of body modification. London: Routledge.

Love, B. (). Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices. London: Greenwich Editions.

Rowanchilde, R. (). Male genital modification. Human Nature, 7,

Veale, D. & Daniels, J. (). Cosmetic clitoridectomy in a year-old woman. Archives of Sex Behavior, 41,

Wikipedia (). Penile subincision. Located at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penile_subincision

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Tags: Body modification, Extreme body modification, Genital bisection, Hypospadia, Meatotomy, Penile head splitting, Penis splitting, Scarification, Subincision, Superincision, The Lizardman, The Tigerman

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Is hypospadias passed through genes?

In about 7 out of children with hypospadias, the father also had it. The chance that a second son will be born with hypospadias is about 12 out of If both father and brother have hypospadias, the risk in a second boy increases to 21 out of

Is it necessary to fix distal hypospadias?

Many parents ask if surgery is needed for mild forms of hypospadias. It's hard to predict problems a baby will have later in life. But there are many reasons for recommending correction, no matter how severe the condition.

  • As many as 15 out of boys with hypospadias will have a penis that curves downward. When the curve is severe, when the boy is an adult it can interfere with getting an effective erection.
  • While the meatus may be in a nearly normal place, it's often deformed. Some holes are larger while others are too small. Many have a web of skin just beyond the opening. These abnormalities can affect the urine stream. Some boys will notice urine spraying to the sides or downward. Many find they need to sit to void. Voiding can cause discomfort and irritate nearby tissues. The penis works, but these problems can be embarrassing.
  • A partly formed foreskin that isn't fixed will always appear abnormal. This can call attention to the problem. Studies of boys with uncorrected hypospadias suggest lower self-esteem.

Most pediatric urologists today suggest fixing all but the most minor forms of hypospadias. In most cases, the benefits of correction far outweigh its risks.

What kind of anesthesia is used? Is it safe to put infants to sleep?

Hypospadias repair is done while the patient is asleep, under general anesthesia. Many anesthesiologists or surgeons also use nerve blocks near the penis or in the back to reduce discomfort when the child wakes up after surgery. These forms of anesthesia are very safe, especially when given by anesthesiologists who specialize in the care of children. Today, it's thought safe to do surgeries such as hypospadias repair in otherwise healthy infants.

Which repair is best for my son?

The method your son's urologist chooses will depend on a number of factors. These include the degree of hypospadias and how much the penis curves. The surgeon won't know the complete situation until the operation is under way. Surgeons who do hypospadias repair must be familiar with many techniques. Sometimes even a mild distal hypospadias may turn out to need a more complex repair. Most hypospadias repairs are done by pediatric urologists with special training and skill.

How do I care for my son's wound after surgery?

Hypospadias repair wounds don't call for special care to heal the right way. The surgeon may choose from many band age types or not use any at all. The surgeon will instruct you on care of the wound and bathing.
If your son has a catheter, it may be left to drain into diapers. Diapers can be changed as usual. If your son is older, the catheter may be connected to a bag. Your health care provider will teach you how to empty the bag. Catheters are often kept in place for 5 days to 2 weeks.

How long will the healing take?

Wound healing from hypospadias repair starts at once. But it may take many months for it to heal fully. There may be swelling and bruising early on. This gets better over a few weeks. Sometimes the skin of the penis heals with what seems like an unsightly ruffle. There may also be more obvious complications. Any recommendations for more surgery won't be made for at least 6 months, to let the tissues heal. Many slight imperfections will also resolve during this time.

If my child still has problems after many operations, can his hypospadias still be repaired?

Yes. Luckily, most operations are a success the first time. Yet, a few children need more surgery because of complications. Most of them will have good results the second time. Still, a few may have problems that lead to even more surgery. But these problems can be fixed.

Sours: https://www.urologyhealth.org/

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Cut on Penis: What You Should Know

How can I prevent cuts on my penis?

Prevent penis cuts by planning ahead and practicing good hygiene.

Here are some tips to help keep your penis from getting cut up:

  • Keep your penis skin clean. Bathe regularly to keep bacteria, smegma, dead skin, and skin oils from building up. Gently wash your penis each time you bathe and pat it dry.
  • Keep your penis moisturized. Use a natural moisturizer, such as shea butter or coconut oil, to keep your penis tissues from getting too dry and cracking open.
  • Wear comfortable, breathable, percent cotton underwear — nothing too loose or tight. Your penis is more likely to get cut if it’s flopping around too much in your pants.
  • Wear a condom when you have sex. The extra layer of protection can help prevent you from cutting or irritating the penis skin due to the friction from sex. Condoms can also help stop yeast infections or STDs from spreading, both of which can cause penis cuts. Use condoms made of polyurethane or non-latex materials if you’re allergic to latex.
  • Wear protection around your genital area when you’re active. Using a jock strap or athletic cup can keep your penis in place and prevent scratches or cuts from being tossed around.
  • Be careful when you masturbate. Masturbating when your hand or penis skin is dry can irritate and cut open the skin. Consider using lotion, lubricants, or baby oil for a better experience.
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