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I'm not circumcised and my foreskin won't go back. Is that bad?

The foreskin is a fold of tissue covering the top part of the penis, and it can be pulled back when its inside surface separates from the head of the penis. This process happens naturally in childhood or during puberty, and most people are able to naturally retract (move back) their foreskin by the age of 18. You should never force the foreskin back before the natural separation has happened, because this can cause pain and possibly tear the connective tissue. If you are concerned about the health of your foreskin, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our providers!

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