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Is it possible to stitch part of the meatus back up for a minor tear?
It isn't exaclty a problem as it is more for cosmetic, since the original (over the years, I believe that it split a bit more) tear happened over 12 years ago (I'm 19 right now).
The actual meatus is 1 cm in length. The tear goes down, with a length of 4-5 mm towards the frenulum.
The problem probably happened when I was forcing the urine out, squeezing the bladder to speed things up - over a progressive amount of time, not just in one day or some random week, but over time (that was then, this is now). I felt a burning sensation a few hours afterwards, and saw some redness in the urethra when I examined what was happening. The pain lasted at most 2 days, then stopped.
The same things happened in about 2 or 3 other instances where I felt the same pain.
It isn't noticeable until closer inspection. And at times when I urinate, it appears to go through two holes - almost if I have glanular hypospadia as well as a normal urethral opening.
I think that you would have to get this done by surgery. If you were to try and stich thing as they are, the tissue would not grow together. It would be the same as waiting a long time to get a wound stitched. There has to be open tissue on both sides for it to heal.
My meatus is larger than it used to be since I have had numerous cystoscopies (procedure of using a scope through the penis to look in the bladder).
If I was to get this made smaller it would only tear after another cystoscopy. It does not bother me, other than that it looks larger than normal.
If the meatus is not getting larger, I would leave things as they are. Having surgery might not give you the results that you would expect. It could also result in scar tissue causing narrowin and further problems concerning the meatus.
well i wouldn't want surgery, n i hope i dont get it.
i am 18 and circumsized, and wen i get an erection my pee hole is wide open, im pretty sure dats not normal, n the skin which hasn't ripped yet u can see its struggling to keep my pee hole closed basically trying to say it looks like its guna rip aswell.
if i was to get a surgery or wateva how do you rekon it would be does, would they jst stick the to sides togeather or something i really jst want it normal. n if i got a surgery would hope its minor, coz wld want to keep it extremly low proflile, dont want to tell anyone.
plz any opinion wld help, n ron u seem like u no abit more then i do mate
I'm not quite sure as to how a doctor would aproach this situation. I'm just going by what I have experienced.
I have had cuts in other parts of my body and have been foolish enough to try an stitch it on my own. It did not work and eventually started to heal from the inside out. A doctor later on told me that areas cannot be just stitched together in the hope that it will heal. There has to be an open surface in order for the o sides off tissue to hela together
From having the scope inserted through the meatus of the penis it has torn towards bottom area of the frenulum. As I have mentioned, I don't see much point in trying to get it fixed. I have other urological problems that call for cystoscopies, so it most likely would happen again and again
You state that your meatus opens right up when you have an erection. I assume that this is due to having had a lot of skin removed during your circumsion. I myself are not circumcised and when I have an erection the frenulum is tight and it sort of turns the glans (glands) down towards the bottom side of the penis.
If you think that the meatus might open up more, you might be best of consulting with your doctor. I assume that in your situation the area where the frenulum is (or used to be) is very tight. This would cause a pulling of the meatus during an erection.
Any how I hope that you will able to get somenthing done to keep it form tearing any further.
I have the same problem as you. My hole has ripped over the year and now it is open wide. What did you ever do about this? Please respond, as you know what it is like to be affected by this. Anything will help
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