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Dr Christian: Hi I’m doctor Jessen

Brian: Good morning doctor

Dr Christian: Come and have a seat for me

Brian: Thank you very much indeed

Dr Christian: What can I do for you?

Brian: Hopefully give me a bit of uplift, I was circumcised about 10 years ago, the diagnosis being that my foreskin was tightening and was hurting me, since when I noticed that there were little blood blisters at the end as well as well as lesions and I thought, “this is getting, this is nasty”.

Dr Christian: This was soon after the circumcision, so we’re talking 10 years ago?

Brian: Indeed, I keep wondering what on earth it is.

Dr Christian: Are you having problems with sex with your wife, are you still having sex?

Brian: Well put it this way, we both wish we could have sex

Dr Christian: Well I think what I’d like to do is have a look, do you mind hopping up on the couch and we’ll have a look? And just pop your trousers and pants down for me.

Brian: There we are.

Dr Christian: I’m going to pop some gloves on. And is it sore if I touch it?

Brian: No, no, not at all, I’ll soon yell if you are sore. You carry on doctor.

Dr Christian: Your foreskin is very tight isn’t it?

Brian: Yes and it looks quite angry.

Dr Christian: And it smells a little bit as well doesn’t it?

Brian: Yes it does, it doesn’t matter how many time you wash, you know.

Dr Christian: This is something called Balanitis Xerótica Obliterante, it’s a great long Latin name for tightening of the foreskin, ok? The smell and the redness and things on the end of the penis is because it’s so tight and you’re not able to wash it and you’re not able to clean it. What I would be inclined to do actually is to send you to a surgeon to consider a further circumcision, because I think the first one didn’t really remove enough foreskin and we need to remove more of this tightened foreskin. Then you’ll be able to clean things properly, you won’t be so red on the end on the glands of your penis and I think it’ll make life a little bit better for you.

Dr Pixie V/O (Dr Pixie?): Brian Fulton-Harte is about to have his second adult circumcision. He’s in the capable hands of consultant urologist Gordon Muir, who performs 75 adult circumcisions a year.

Gordon Muir: Ok these do sting a bit and I’m not going to pretend they don’t, sorry. That really is a very sore and very unhappy looking head of the penis. It’s very unusual to find a circumcision that does need to be redone, but no surgery has a 100% guarantee

Brian: Good heavens, it’s incredible isn’t it? Look at that.

Gordon Muir: Ok, and we’ll leave that on, ok that’s us, well done.

Dr Pixie V/O: Brian should be back in the saddle after about six weeks.

Gordon Muir: Ok, that’s that.

Brian: Is that it?

Gordon Muir: That’s it.

Brian: You’ve got one very, very happy patient Mr Muir.

Dr Pixie V/O: Brian Fulton-Harte is back at the clinic for one final check-up, it’s been three weeks since his second adult circumcision, and Dr Jessen wants to see if his get up and go is back.

Dr Christian: Let’s have a look. It’s still a little bit swollen. There’s a few red patches and ulcers and things that look a bit sore, but I think that as you keep it clean and dry from now on, that’ll get a lot better.

Brian: Well it’s nothing like it was before. It’s a complete freedom.

Dr Christian: It looks a bit neater doesn’t it? It looks much neater.

Brian: You’re quite pleased with it aren’t you?
Dr Christian: I am quite pleased with it yeah. Are you?

Brian: I certainly am, yes.

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Consultation: Second Adult Circumcision

Second Adult Circumcision is one of the many embarrassing illnesses which men would prefer to suffer in silence with than go and consult their GP about. However, in this repackaged consultation from series one, Dr Christian Jessen explains exactly what it is and what treatment is available to make life more comfortable.

If your child has a painful penis he may be suffering from paraphimosis, to find out more check the condition guide for parents on Embarrassing Bodies: Kids website.

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I am 56 years old. About two years ago i had a circumcision, Prior to the surgery in was about 9inches in length. after the surgery it decreased in size and hardness, i am now about 5inches in length, i saw some where on the web that it can happen from aggressive circumcisions and that a simple procedure can be undertaken to fix the problem. please help





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I was circumcised about 2 weeks ago and now I'm panicking Because it seems like some stitches are going beneath the skin And the skin is now growing over them! It has now started to Swell up on one side where the stitches are burying themselves And it has started to smell abit! Should I just wait till it's fully healed Before I consult a gp or should I go ASAP?? Thanks guys





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Hi.I'm 40 yrs.I have tight foreskin.it hasn't been much of a problem in earlier yrs but with age and a more frequent sex life, I'm finding my skin difficult and sometimes very painful in pulling in back to normal,erect or not, I am not as erect it able to keep a full erection for very long either. My thinking is due to this problem.I have tried stretching but would only stretch so far. I did this for 8 weeks.it is effecting me and my partner.. I would much appreciate and answer. Thanks..





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my penus is so sore burning itching uncomfortable-went doctors he said balanitis-had different creams caneston caneston h-timotine-some other creams-2 courses of antibiotics-so i went 2 a bureo clinic swobs said thrush they gave me 1 tablet????1 called FLUCONAZOLE 150MG-TOOK 8 hours ago-olso put caneston cream on STILL in agony burning e.t.c----PLEASE HELP im going CRAZY





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Hello doc I was circumcised when I was 7 I'm nearly 15 and I have spots of a kind (more like loose skin) what should I do?





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hey guys, I got circumsized 3 weeks ago and it seems like my penis decreased in size. Will it go back to its normal size after it completely heels?





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I have suture tunnels that are quite large. They could be mistaken for piercings. It has effected my sex life because of the way they look. Is this a simple thing to fix? I cant take it anymore! I was a child when i was circumcised and was never told about removing the sutures, so these tunnels formed. Now i feel like ive been mutilated.





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I am a 36 years old male, i just got cercumsised recently and after just 7days my stitches were completely healed, i then stayed another 7days and i was completely healed, while i was home playing with my wife i felt a very powerful irrection and couldnt hold myself any longer, i begged my wife for just one round and she ended up feeling pity for me, i enjoyed it but i am just a little scared because they stricly told me to have sex after six weeks but i had it after just 2weeks. Is it not going to affect any of my of my organs? Please help





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Hi had a very tight for skin and could not clean all my penis. I got circumcised a week ago. At first it was very painful to walk and was very awkward to put the dressings on, but to day is the second day without the dressing and it is already getting better(getting away with skinny jeans). At this point no bleeding and the stitching looks very neat I hope there will be no pain when I have sex or masterbate (no sex for a longtime just to be safe) if you are think you need a curcumcistion go to your gp and get the correct help and don't be scared I was only 17 when I got diagnosed and was really scared but after getting help for my family and the NHS I feel glad I got it out the way. Its no big deal.





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Hi my name is Phil and I am a 53 year old man and I was circumcised just over 16 years ago. For a few years now when I masturbate it gets sore on the left hand side just where the shaft joins the glands. I have seen my doctor a couple of times about it and she gave me some cream to put on it. The cream does help but it keeps happening. Just lately while examining it while erect on the right hand side it looks different the join between the shaft and glands looks better but on the left it is tight and when erect it pulls the glands down on that side is there anything that can be done to loosen it off as I am sure that's what is making it sore. An help would be appreciated as I am finding the soreness quite painful at times. I am unsure if I should go back to doctors again a I feel I am being a nuisance especially as it needs to be erect to show the difference between the two sides. I am really unsure what to o right now hopefully I will find some help on here.





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