Frenulum Breve is also known as the short frenulum, where the skin folds that connects the head of the penis glans to the underside of the foreskin is too short. In normal conditions, the frenulum of the penis should be sufficiently long and soft to allow for the full retraction of the foreskin so that it lies smoothly back on the shaft of the erect penis.
Symptoms and signs of frenulum breve
Dyspareunia- persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after sex. It might worsen with the tearing of the frenulum during sexual activity. Most of the time the torn frenulum might result in scar tissue, which eventually causes the movement of the frenulum to become harder.
Sometimes the frenulum breve also causes the symptoms of premature ejaculation due to the increased sensitivity of the foreskin
Diagnosis of frenulum breve
The frenulum breve is often confused with phimosis. If it is indeed phimosis, the frenulum is usually not able to be seen at all.
To diagnose frenulum breve, a physical examination will be conducted by a physician.
Treatment of frenulum breve
Penile frenulectomy – cutting of the frenulum to prevent the painful tightening of penis
Frenuloplasty – make small cuts in the frenulum, and uses dissolvable stitches to repair the frenulum lengthwise
Circumcision – which surgically removes the foreskin of the penis (eg: ZSR Stapler Circumcision)