What Should You Do If Your Penile Frenulum Tear Is Good Or Bad?
If your penile frenulum tears are not harmful, then it is better to wait until they heal up before having sexual activity. It may take several weeks or months for them to fully recover. When they do start healing up, you will have full sensation again. However if your frenulum tears are painful, then you need to seek medical attention immediately so that treatment can be started right away.
How To Treat A Frenulum Tear?
You can try to keep the area clean and dry. You can apply ice packs on the affected part of your body. You can use a warm compress. You could also wear compression stockings to reduce swelling. If you experience pain when urinating, then you should change your underwear and socks every time you go out of the house.
When Should I Seek Medical Attention For My Penile Frenulum Tear?
It depends on how severe the damage is. If your frenulum tear is minor, then you don’t need to seek medical attention immediately. It might even heal itself over time. But if the damage is very extensive, then you should get it checked out by a doctor ASAP because it could lead to complications like infection and bleeding problems later on.
The Best Treatment Option For A Frenulum Tear?
The most common treatment options for a frenulum tear include:
Antibiotics: your doctor will prescribe you with an antibiotic to fight off any infection that may have occurred as a result of the injury.
Surgery: this is only necessary if the frenulum tear is very extensive. The surgeon will stitch up the cut to ensure that the skin edges are brought together. This should promote healing.
Natural healing: if the injury is minor, your doctor may suggest that you allow your body to heal itself over time. This might take several weeks or even months.
What Is A Frenulum Breve?
A frenulum breve refers to a short frenulum. The tongue, like the rest of the body, has a natural separation between the skin and the muscle within (known as a raphe). A frenulum breve occurs when the raphe is particularly short, which can cause an excessive pulling of the tongue causing discomfort or pain. It can also restrict movement of the tongue. Frenulum breves are more common in men as the male frenulum develops from the raphe, while females develop from a fold in the skin (like the clitoral hood).
How Common Are Frenulum Breves?
The prevalence of frenulum breves in adults is unknown. It is thought to be more common in young males, but this is not known for sure.
What Are The Symptoms Of A Frenulum Breve?
The symptoms of a frenulum breve can vary from person to person and also depend upon how short the frenulum is. The most common symptom is an indent in the tongue just past the tip (apex) which can be felt by touching the tip of the tongue to the roof of the mouth. The indent should be smooth and even, but in people with frenulum breves it will be uneven and feel like a small bump.
Less commonly there may be problems with speech, as some people may find it hard to pronounce certain sounds correctly (like the letter “z”), or have a lisp. Other problems may include an inability to perform certain movements of the tongue such as rolling it or flicking it.
Other symptoms may include pain when performing certain movements such as coughing or retching, or an intermittent sharp pain in the affected area. More rarely the frenulum breve may also restrict the amount that the tongue can be inflated, which may cause breathing difficulties if the tongue swells. This problem can be serious and needs to be treated immediately by a medical professional.
Who Is At Risk Of Developing A Frenulum Breve?
A frenulum breve can develop at any age, but they are most commonly found in children who are still developing their speech (between the ages of 3 and 6). They are also known to run in families.
What Is The Treatment For This Condition?
The treatment for a frenulum breve will vary from person to person and it is important that you consult with your doctor or physician before beginning any treatment program. Treatment may include:
Laser treatment: this involves using a medical laser to burn through the frenulum breve and allowing the tongue more freedom of movement.
Dilatation therapy: enlarging the gap by stretching the frenulum breve under local anesthetic.
Surgery: cutting the frenulum breve and sewing the edges back together under local anesthetic. This is a more invasive procedure and should be considered only as a last resort.
What Can I Do To Prevent The Development Of A Frenulum Breve?
There is no way of preventing a frenulum breve and it may develop in individuals without any known risk factors.
Is It Possible To Have A Frenulum Breve On More Than One Place Of The Tongue?
Yes, it is possible to have more than one frenulum breve in various parts of the tongue.
What Is The Success Rate Of Frenulums Breves Treatment?
The success rate of both laser and dilatation therapy is high with fewer than 5 percent of people requiring surgery in each group. Most people will require more than one treatment in order to gain the movement that they need and surgery is needed in less than 15 percent of people.
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