- In small children the foreskin is tight and stuck to the glans, but normally begins to separate at about the age of 3 or 4. If the hole in the foreskin looks abnormally tiny, ask your doctor to check.
- After the age of 7, it is usually possible to pull the foreskin back over the head (or glans) of the penis, but in some boys this is not possible before the age of 14 or 15. So if you are 13 or 14, do not worry – this is perfectly normal.
- If you are 15 or over and cannot pull your foreskin back, it may be too tight.
Treatments for a tight foreskin
Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Friday, February 15th 2013
In part 1 of Dr Phil Hammond's penis trilogy, he discusses the head of the penis and foreskin, how to keep it clean, and what to do if the foreskin is tight. Click on the video below to find out more.
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