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Phimosis - is it too late to start stretching? watch

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    I am 16 and recently visited a urologist. He believes I have a mild/moderate form of phimosis (tight foreskin), and suggested surgery as an option. However, I am uncomfortable with surgery for various reasons that I won't get into, so I doubt I will have it, at least for now.

    I have read that it's important to start stretching back the foreskin when a male begins to undergo puberty, but no one told me this until now. I am willing to try this, but is it too late at 16? Is the fact that I've practically finished growing already going to make it impossible to stretch my foreskin?
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    Community Assistant
    Probably not and it's certainly worth trying - did he offer you any steroid cream to help? If not, see your GP about getting some.
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