Tight Frenulum – A Cause of Penile Pain and Bleeding During Sex

The frenulum of the penis is a band of tissue located underneath the penis. When the frenulum is tight or short, this is called a frenulum breve. This can result in tension on the frenulum during erections, which can rip and tear during vigorous activities such as sex, causing pain and bleeding which in turn causes many men to lose their erections. Some men go through their entire lives suffering from pain and bleeding unaware that there is a cure. The degree of tightness and thickness of the frenulum varies from men to men.

Tight Frenulum causing curvature with eretions

Can the Problems Associated with Short Frenulum Get Better on its Own?

No, unfortunately a short frenulum generally does not get better on its own. Some physicians suggest stretching exercises but the frenulum is a rather tough tissue that is not easily stretched. A frenulectomy is usually necessary to remove the tight band of tissue in order to release it from the rest of the surrounding tissue.

Tight frenulum

What is the Treatment for a Short Frenulum?

A frenulectomy is a specialized technique that treats this condition by removing the tight restriction, allowing increased penile skin range of motion. It is done under local anesthesia in one of our clinics and takes only about 20 minutes to perform. The goal of the procedure is functional so that the tight frenulum is released, allowing improved sexual pleasure without fear of pain or bleeding.

How Do I Book an Appointment?

After reviewing the entire frenulectomy section of the website, you will need to get a referral from your family physician. Your consultation fee will then be covered by MSP. After your referral, you may then book online or you can call our office and we will book an appointment for you.