General Sexual Health ProblemsFrenular Tear - Surgeon in Chennai

Frenular Tears – Scary but common!

A frantic phone call. A plea for help. A male in distress. This calls for the Metromale SWAT team to get into action pronto. A newly-wed couple arrives at the clinic with a lot of trepidation. The couple walk into my office and the man says that he is experiencing bleeding from the penis. The episode started with the couple having sex and the male experiencing sharp pain and sudden bleeding from the penis. On examination, the prepuce appears swollen with blood collecting around the head of the penis. A frenular tear is seen. (Also called Frenulum Tear)

The frenulum is a highly sensitive band of tissue which connects the prepuce to the mucosa of the head (glans) of the penis. It helps contract the prepuce over the glans. When the penis is erect and filled fully with blood, the frenulum is taut. In a male with a short frenulum with the penis taut and the vagina dry, a tear of the frenulum can happen during sexual intercourse. As the frenulum carries the frenular artery there maybe torrential bleed which may cause a scare.

Frenular Tear - Surgeon in Chennai

Treatment is essential and needs to be planned on an emergency basis if the artery is involved. Compression may suffice sometimes. In others the bleeding vessel needs to be tied down or cauterized. The most important thing is adequate recuperation. If sex is attempted too soon, there maybe another tear which results in anxiety, stress and fear of intercourse. Adequate counseling is of paramount importance in this regard.


      • I lost some amount of blood during intercourse with my wife and it somewhat painful after that it stops bleeding and now it’s not that much pain but while moving a little bit pain is there. I need a Home based treatment for this ? And I need to know the Food Diet against this.

      • Hello sir I need little guidance from you , during the masturbation I rubbed my penis so hard that there was sudden outburst of blood from the frenulum part. There was an extreme pain for a week. It has been healed but pain nit gone totally. There is a sensation in my left leg because of this pain. After ten days of bleeding, I tried to masturbate just to check if my penis is functioning properly or not. That masturbation was very weak and monotonous, plus there was not erection in the penis at all. Danger feelings were there was a pain in the frenulum part inside , and sudden sensation and weakness in my left leg. Should I consult doctor immediately or to wait for some more days ? And if to visit a doctor then which type of doctor would be perfect to consult ? Urologist or sexologist ?

      • Hi, I have a question I think i tore my frenulum. it is completely okay there’s no blood or what. but my question is it is normal to feel a lil bit of pain when you wash it?

      • I was having intercourse and then, I tore and started bleeding a lot and then it stopped when I got flaccid. Also I only bleed when I start getting erect. What should I do?(im uncircumcised)

  1. Hello sir,
    My frenulum is torn and there was lot of bleeding too. But I don’t know if it’s completely torn or not, how do I find out about it? And if it’s completely torn,
    what could be the good course of action for me to do?

  2. Hello my frenulum is torn and after three weeks I tried to resume having sex and it did it again I am super stressed and I don’t know if its going to get better because I see there is still a soft slit that could tear again , will it get stronger by time if I don’t go in for surgery.

  3. 3 day before I had sex with my partner and while having sex my frenulum little bit tear very little 3-4 drops blood came.
    Now there is not any issue but only some pain when i apply ointment .
    So is this normal or i have to consult with any doctor??
    Please let me know as soon as possible

  4. For uncircumsized guy, can I leave it to heal under the skin? when I try to lower the skin it does get painful and start to bleed a little again, but not as much as at the begining. I also took an anibiotic azitromycin just in case.

  5. While having sex with my gf
    Frenulum tears and blood goes into my gf genital and i didn’t realise that is that any serious issue means my gf does get any problem ?

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