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I'm in my mid 50's and I have complete phimosis.  I have never seen the head of my penis.  I never told anyone because I didn't want to be circumcised.  Recently I was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate and my Dr suggested that I use catheters to help empty my bladder periodically.  Does anyone know if you can self-catheterize if you have complete phimosis.  There is a small hole in my foreskin that I can urinate through but that's it.


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I don't see why you can't if you have been able to pee.

I seems amazing to me that your doctor didn't know about this. Did you avoid having physical exams all your life? I'm 77 and I have always had sit on the table naked physicals so my doctor saw everything. Well, until Obamacare showed up, now all I get is a stethoscope pressed against my chest and back then she says "next".