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What happens if your foreskin is too tight and you can’t roll it back over the head?

It sounds like you’re talking about phimosis — a condition in which the foreskin is too tight to be completely pushed back over the head of the penis.

Phimosis, which is seen most often in children, may be present at birth. It also can be caused by an infection, or by scar tissue that formed as a result of injury or chronic inflammation.

Treatment of phimosis may include gentle, manual stretching of the foreskin over a period of time. Sometimes, the foreskin can be loosened with medication applied to the penis. Circumcision, the surgical removal of the foreskin, is also used to treat phimosis.

Tags: foreskin, penis, phimosis