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Hi, I'm a 28 year old male and I'm experiencing some slight swelling/extra skin on the left underside of my penis near the frenulum. I first noticed it about a month ago after intercourse with my gf and although the swelling has gone down substantially, I still have slight swelling as well as loose extra skin. I have no pain to the touch, no urination or ejaculation problems, and no visible bumps or marks. I am also std free. I went to the doctor about 2 weeks ago, and although he didn't seem overly concerned, he didn't really give me any answers and I don't know where else to go. Could I have damaged any vital parts in this area? Will this go away? Will the excess skin become tight again and is there anything I can do to speed up the process? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


It's difficult to make any reliable diagnosis based only on your brief description.  You probably developed some swelling or edema from irritation or inflammation related to intercourse.  If so, this will go away with time.  If it persists or becomes painful or inflammed, check with a urologist.


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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