Uncomfortable Member Injury: Frenulum Breve

No kind of member injury is desirable, as anyone who has experienced one can attest. A guy with frenulum breve may experience painful cuts and tears to the member.

Uncomfortable Member Injury:
Frenulum Breve
There aren’t a lot of different male organ health issues between intact men
and cut men, other than basics like needing to clean beneath the prepuce if a
guy is intact. However, there is one member injury that an intact male might
have – it’s known as frenulum breve.
The frenulum
Often referred to colloquially as the banjo string, the frenulum is (to
paraphrase Wikipedia) “an elastic band of tissue under the head of the
member that connects the prepuce to the vernal mucosa, and helps contract
the prepuce over the head.” The frenulum is typically long and helps allow
for full retraction of the prepuce when the manhood is in its tumescent state.
All men are born with one; however, if a male is cut, most or all of the
frenulum is removed during the cutting procedure.
Many men find the frenulum to be especially sensitive to touch and therefore
one of their favorite sensitive zones.
Sometimes, however, an intact male may find that his frenulum is too short,
a condition estimated to occur in about 5% of all intact men. This is what is
meant by the term “frenulum breve.”
Member injury
If the frenulum is too short, it can cause issues when the member becomes
firm. The prepuce may retract, but not all the way. Or it may fully retract,
but the shortness of the frenulum may cause the head to bend, so that it pulls
forward in a manner which can cause pain.
But the real member injury comes from small tears and cuts that occur when
the shortened frenulum tries to stretch too far. Despite the fact that these are
small, they can create a significant amount of pain. Think how painful paper
cuts are, despite the fact that they are small. Now put that pain on one of the
most sensitive areas of the body and imagine what it must feel like.
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Sometimes the cuts can heal on their own, although this requires abstaining
from sensual activity for a while – and not all cuts do heal spontaneously. If
the member injury does not heal by itself, it’s important to seek out a
urologist for assistance.
Treatment
In some cases, the urologist may suggest continued rest. At other times,
however, some form of surgery may be necessary.
Often a urologist will suggest removal of the prepuce as the best way to
handle frenulum breve. Removal of the prepuce can indeed remove the
problem; however, many men who are intact have very strong feelings about
maintaining their prepuce and do not wish to consider removal.
Another option is something called a frenuloplasty. It’s a short procedure,
usually lasting about half an hour and generally conducted under local
anesthesia. The doctor will take the frenulum and make a cut in it, then resew the two flaps in such a way that the frenulum has greater length and
movement. The stitches usually stay in for a few weeks.
Freedom from pain is not immediate; it usually takes several months for the
procedure to totally heal. However, most men then report that their
tumescence does not have the pain they once had and find a greater freedom
of prepuce movement.
Men with frenulum breve should consult a urologist, especially if the
condition has already resulted in a member injury. In the meantime, to keep
the manhood in as good a health as possible, men need to daily rub in a
superior male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1
Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The best
crème will have a combination of moisturizing agents, such as Shea butter
and vitamin E; by keeping the skin smooth and moisturized, the prepuce is
kept more pliable. The crème should also include vitamin C, which adds
tone and elasticity to member skin.
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