Posted by: Mokkie | 2012-04-15


Hi Doc, we are in our early 50''s and my husband is having problems with his penis lately. It seems that the foreskin is getting too " small"  and cracks when he becomes aroused. Urinating is painfull. Is there an ointment one can use? What specialist should one see? Somebody mentioned circumcision but isn''t that a bit dramatic at this age?
As always thank you for your advice

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Your husband will have to consult an urologist. If the foreskin is too small, due to fibrosis of the skin, a circumcision will in fact be the answer. Unfortunately, there is no over the counter medication that will work for the painful cracks, as it will repeat. In the interim, your husband can apply Apor cream, as he might have a yeast infection that is complicating the problem. Painful urination must be examined by the urologist, as it is possible that he might have an urinary tract infection.


Dr Anrich

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