Tight Foreskin or Minor Tears Can Cause Pain and Bleeding During Sex

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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Pain in Penis During Sex

Pain in the penis during sex can occur for a number of reasons.  Some men have recurrent pain during sex each time they try to have intercourse.  This is often a result of microtrauma to the penis.  Trauma can be caused by ‘tight and short frenulum of the penis’ or ‘frenulum breve” that tears easily.  Trauma can also be caused by an abnormality of penile skin and excessive friction.  Other causes of pain in the penis include Peyronie’s disease.

Tight frenulum causing bent penis

Curved penis caused by frenulum breve

Frenular Tears: Frenulum Breve of the Penis

Trauma to the penis during sex can occur as a result of frenular tears from vigorous activity especially in men with short penile frenulum which stretches and tears during sex.  Some men experience pain and a resultant loss of erection. Bleeding from the penile laceration can also occur.  Typically the penis may also have a bend at the tip when erect.

Tight Foreskin “Phimosis” 

Trauma and resultant pain in the penis during sex can also occur in men with incomplete circumcision or who are uncircumcised.  When the penis gets erect, the foreskin covering the penis may be too tight to retract over the enlarged erect penis. This condition is called phimosis.” When the tight foreskin is rolled back and forth during sex it can cause severe pain in the penis. Some men have phimosis, others have foreskin scarring or tightness causing this problem.  Men frequently complain that they lose erections as a result of severe pain that they experience during sex.

Penile inflammation, more common in men with diabetes, can often result in pain in the foreskin during or after sex.  Balanitis is a medical name for penile inflammation, irritation, and redness.

Paraphimosis can cause severe pain in the penis along with swelling.

Infection

Various infections can cause pain and ulceration of the penis.  STD testing is advised in such situations as co-existing STDs are common.

Penile Fracture

Some men experience a sudden onset of pain in the penis during sex which is often described as excruciating pain.  This pain often happens when the penis slips from the vagina or is suddenly bend.  Sometimes a man may hear a cracking or ‘popping’ sound followed by severe pain in the penis.  

Penile fracture can occur during sex with a woman on top or from behind; it can also occur in any other position and even during masturbation.

Pain results from penile fracture or a tear in the tunica albuginea that keeps the erection bodies together.  Sometimes the tear may extend into the urethra and cause bleeding from the urethra (peeing hole) or present with blood in the urine.

Penile fracture is an emergency.  Timely intervention may prevent complications such as erectile dysfunction and urethral stricture. If you experience symptoms of penile fracture you should go immediately to the nearest emergency room.

Fortunately, effective treatment is available for men who experience pain or bleeding from the penis during sex.  Often a circumcision or circumcision revision is all it takes to eliminate pain discomfort and bleeding during sex from tight foreskin or phimosis.  Frenuloplasty may also be beneficial for some men who have frenular tears and pain during sex from frenulum breve.

What You Need to Know:

Where to Get Adult Circumcision in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day circumcision treatment for men

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5545 or make an appointment online.  

We perform cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, and offer treatment for phimosis, balanitis, penile irritation, and redness. We treat sexual and erection problems and offer comprehensive STD testing for infections. We offer confidential appointments. Our prices are affordable with or without insurance. 

Read Real Stories of men who underwent circumcision at New York Urology Specialists.

Read RealStories: Circumcision for the treatment of recurrent balanitis and balanoposthitis in a 43-year-old man

Read RealStories: Foreskin irritation and recurrent balanitis  – 21 yo balanitis and frenulum breve

Read RealStories: Frenuloplasty revision in a previously circumcised 33-year-old man

Read RealStories: Severe phimosis and pain in a 32-year-old adult man

Read RealStoriesTears and bleeding of the penile frenulum after sex 36-year-old male.

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Circumcision and Treatment of Penile Problems?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, and penile frenuloplasty. We treat men with phimosis, balanitis, BXO, penile skin bridges, and other penile problems such as symptoms of pain, irritation, and cuts on the penis, foreskin problems, and genital warts.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual and erection problems in men.
  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.
  • Extensive Experience: Thousands of men have treated successfully using medical therapy, surgery including circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, ShangRing Circumcision, as well as complex penile surgery including penile plication for Peyronie’s disease, and penile implant surgery for ED.

What do Penile Problems Look Like?

You can find pictures of circumcision as well as before and after treatment images in our image gallery.

Scheduling Appointments for Circumcision at New York Urology Specialists


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Circumcision With Fast Recovery at New York Urology Specialists

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of sexual problems in men.  We understand the challenges that penile problems such as pain in the penis, cuts on the foreskin, irritation, and curvature create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for penile problems including appearance concerns, foreskin problems, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction that fit your needs, lifestyle, and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with sexual problems that include penis problems, scrotal problems, and erectile dysfunction. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man who desires an effective treatment for any problem that affects the penis.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for men’s sexual problems.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex Penis and Foreskin Problems Including:

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Call/text today: 1-646-663-5211 or make an appointment online

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of sexual and erection problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  We offer circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, penoscrotal web repair, testicular implants, inflatable penile implant, shockwave therapy for ED, and treatment for Peyronie’s disease.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5545.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients. Find out our office hours or directions to our office.

We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.

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