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Urinary Disorders

Swelling foreskin

12/22/2008

Question:

Last night when pulling my foreskin down I noticed that it was red and a little swollen. I did not think anything of it and had sex with my wife. Today when I woke up it was really swollen and hurting. I noticed this happen before, but a long time ago when we had sex too much that day, and it went away in about 3 days or so. I am wondering on what causes this and how to prevent it from happening? I am usually clean, take showers daily, and pull back the foreskin and clean it daily.

Answer:

Swelling can occur if the foreskin is not pulled back down over the head of the penis. Swelling can be secondary to trauma, infection, etc. I would suggest that you be examined by your physician and discuss these issues.

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Response by:

Donald R Bodner, MD Donald R Bodner, MD
Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University