Excuse me... I'm a 16 year old and was going through the Q&A Articles from TeenHealth yesterday and I stumbled upon one about phimosis. I've just realized that I have this condition. My foreskin is really tight and I can't retract it behind the head, even when flaccid. I want to tell my parents about it, but it's so scary and embarrassing! I want to know if the topical creams will solve my problem even when my foreskin is extremely tight/ enclosed around the head (I can't even pull it back a little). Oh, and if I decide to go with preputial plasty (because I don't want a full circumcision), how much will it cost, will it be painful before/ after, and how long will I be expected to be out of school and in recovery? I hear it's less time consuming than full circumcision. I don't have much time in my schedule as I'm an A student. I'm so terrified, confused, and embarrassed. Please help me.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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Is it sensitive skin or something else?