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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How to fix a tight frenulum?

    I have a really tight foreskin that has very limited movement. I believe this is due to having a tight frenulum. I am wondering what are the possible treatments and if it is best advised to visit a doctor about this problem?
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    I have been involved specifically in male health for over two decades. As a specialist in urological prosthetics, I use a range of treatments from … View Profile

    A tight penile frenulum can cause the foreskin to be difficult to retract, can cause pain with erections and intercourse, and can tear and bleed.

    You should ask your GP for a referral to an urologist for a small operation to divide the frenulum

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    Dr Stuart Aitken

    Sexual Health Specialist

    Dr Aitken's areas of interest include HIV medicine, sexually transmissible infections, skin conditions affecting the genitals, and gender medicine. He offers discrete, specialist consultations in … View Profile

    Occasionally, tightening of the frenulum can be due to skin conditions such as lichen sclerosus. The tightening may improve with treatment of the skin condition, but the procedure Dr Love is referring to may still need to be performed 

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