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Do I have Phimosis?

So I'm almost 16 years old now, and I've always had this problem that has had me worried for a while. I have trouble pulling back my foreskin all the way back.

I have been "practicing" in the shower for a while, and I can pull the foreskin back when I'm not erect, but when I'm erect, I can't pull it back nearly all the way. My balls also itch more than normal I think.

It's important to note that I usually masturbate 1-2 times per day. I also got into puberty late, so that might also be a factor. I'm not sure though.

I want to know if I have e.g Phimosis. I also want to know what I should do about this. Help is greatly appreciated.

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You might. Only a doctor that examines you can make this diagnosis. There is also something called paraphimosis, which it sounds like you might have, where the foreskin can't go back to it's normal position. Don't force it.

You may not want to tell anyone about this, but this is a problem that you need to get addressed. It may only get worse as your penis continues to grow (and it might not be done at 16).

If you can't talk to your parents, is there another trusted adult you can talk to? An aunt or uncle? A friend's parents?

Let us know what happens.

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i had the exact same problem when i was younger, go see a urologist and he will advise you the best course of action. In my case i had to have a circumcision , and it wasn't as bad as others had said , it cured my issue completely. i have no regrets, hope this helps

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I"m glad that this cured your situation.  Always a good idea for people to get checked out.  I agree.
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