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My urine passing hole became narrow

Hello, I'm male, 19-old, I have this problem with my penis for more than an year. I don't know if this is still serious, or part of growing up. My urine is narrow, and I face difficulty whenever I pee. Not that I'd say it's difficult. It's just narrow, and not normal as I remember. Whenever I pee, the front area/head of my penis expand like a ballon. That doesn't sound like normal yeah, but I didn't give it much thought, as I assumed this is normal for uncircumcised penis-individuals. But It still persists now, and I'm worried it may be a serious problem. I surfed google about it, and my symptom matches with the penis condition called Phinomis. But that condition has worse symptoms than I actually suffer - just a narrow urine, that's all. Yes, I could say I face the same thing with the white stuff as well - it's not smooth,  it's so narrow, and takes so longer for white substance to come out.

So far, I didnt notice anything abnormal regarding my health. I rarely get sick, and the last time I got fever was three years ago, - Idk if it's a good thing or bad thing. My immune system has been good ever since I started wearing masks, whenever I go out for two-wheel driving, I wear mask to protect myself from pollution that contains harmful substances. So maybe this isn't holistic problem, or Idk, cos you are trained for that stuff.

Please give me assistance on this.
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It does sound like phimosis; the question is whether you are entirely done with the bodily changes that happen in the penis as you mature. A period of ballooning of the foreskin as the body grows and changes is normal. There is membrane in little boys between the foreskin and penis head that holds the foreskin to the penis along its length and protects the head. It begins to slowly dissolve as the boy enters puberty. By the time that process ends (and it can take some years) the foreskin only holds on to the penis at its base. My son is also not circumcised, and it took a pretty long time span for that all to happen, and for a while he also had ballooning with peeing. I also asked him recently if his foreskin had gotten readily retractable by now, and he says it did.

The time span given in the material we read about this issue says these changes happen between the onset of puberty and late teens (some articles even say, early 20s).  It was surprising to us to learn that the process can take so long (when we were first wondering about this, he was only 12). I've heard that people in different countries have earlier or later onsets of puberty and general physical maturity, either just because they are biologically programmed that way, or maybe because of chemicals in the food or water or things such as BPA in plastics. Possibly you are living in a more unpolluted location or are just one of those who would come up on the later end of the range for this, for biological reasons. If you feel your growth landmarks have always been a little later than it says in books or articles, in your position I wouldn't be worried now, but would continue to just watch and wait (as long as you can still pee easily). But if you have been early in all of your other growth markers, it might merit a discussion with your doctor.

I assume your dad is also uncircumcised. Have you ever asked him if he had this issue during puberty or after?  

In the meantime, as long as the ballooning isn't getting noticeably more and not less, it's not that big of a thing. Urine is sterile and for all we know, it's one of nature's ways to keep things clean. (It might even be a trigger for the membranes to loosen up and finally allow the foreskin to become retractable. That's just a guess.) When you do outgrow the ballooning, you'll have to be careful to clean under your foreskin when you bathe (doctors in the U.S. usually recommend circumcision of male babies because they don't want the guy to grow up and get infections as an old man. It seems like they're worried about something a long time in the future, but balanitis can be unpleasant and apparently guys in old-age care can have a real problem with this because they don't remember to clean).

Do keep in mind the idea of talking to a doctor about the question, especially if it doesn't change in the next year or two. It should loosen up, and ultimately your foreskin shouldn't be impeding your urine flow or your semen. If you were my son, I'd recommend that by age 21, if things haven't loosened up, you should talk to the doctor. There are surgical ways to ease this. I just wouldn't be quite ready to rush to that at this point, it could be nature taking its course. The only reason to see a doctor right away is if you think the opening is getting smaller and smaller, and it's not explainable by other changes that have come with puberty (such as the penis just getting bigger).

Good luck, there are good materials on the internet along the lines of "the care of the uncircumcised penis," often written because in the U.S., it is not as common to skip circumcision as it is in other places and not that much is known about the topic here. We were glad to find these pieces of information when my son was 12, it kept things in perspective. Don't rush off for surgery is my advice, but do keep an eye on the situation and of course see a doctor if you feel it is getting more and more difficult to get fluids out.  
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Thank you so much Annie for your in-depth information. Couldn't have asked for more.

I'm turning 20 tomorrow and the foreskin on my penis is still as intact as it was 10 years ago, but except it's a problem now. I tried to pull it back a couple of times, and looked into it closely, and it looks like it doesn't even have any intentions to retract back. I see nothing, but a small hole and sometimes, not even a hole, itt looks as if it's closed sometimes. As far as my growth landmarks are concerned, it now makes my issue a little complicated now, given your insights.

I got facial hair way earlier than my elder brother who is 2 years ahead. I was literally the only person in my 8th grade class to have moustache. I'd got partial beard (with bald spots) by 10 grade, and I pretty have beard now, though I wouldn't say it still reached its peak. My beard still hasn't connected to my moustache, thus not the final form yet.

Nevertheless, if this issue persists even after an year, should I talk to doctors? Cos even I look at my penis now, it's doesn't even look like it's in the process of retracting.

Thanks again.
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Thank you so much Annie for your in-depth information. Couldn't have asked for more.

I'm turning 20 tomorrow and the foreskin on my penis is still as intact as it was 10 years ago, but except it's a problem now. I tried to pull it back a couple of times, and looked into it closely, and it looks like it doesn't even have any intentions to retract back. I see nothing, but a small hole and sometimes, not even a hole, itt looks as if it's closed sometimes. As far as my growth landmarks are concerned, it now makes my issue a little complicated now, given your insights.

I got facial hair way earlier than my elder brother who is 2 years ahead. I was literally the only person in my 8th grade class to have moustache. I'd got partial beard (with bald spots) by 10 grade, and I pretty have beard now, though I wouldn't say it still reached its peak. My beard still hasn't connected to my moustache, thus not the final form yet.

Nevertheless, if this issue persists even after an year, should I talk to doctors? Cos even I look at my penis now, it's doesn't even look like it's in the process of retracting.

Thanks again.
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Yes, talk to your doctor. Given what you have said here, at your next visit, I'd mention then if it were me. Phimosis is what this sounds like. There are ways to care for it. It doesn't usually have any long term issues but you may want to try some things in this article (copy and paste) https://www.healthline.com/health/mens-health/tight-foreskin#causes.  It also gives some causes to consider if they are involved (to rule them out). Gently working on pulling it back, otc ointments can both help. Proper hygiene is obvious as well.  I'd just check in with your doctor though.
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