Phimosis, an overly tight foreskin, affects a considerable portion of the male population.
This condition can lead to discomfort, pain, infections and other complications if left untreated.
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Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin is uncomfortable being retracted or cannot be fully retracted, or pulled back, from around the tip of the penis.
Phimosis can result in painful erections, difficulty with urination, infections, and other complications.
A number of phimosis treatments are available, including topical steroid cream, preputioplasty (foreskin preserving surgery – if suitable) and circumcision.
The normal course of treatment typically includes assessment, conservative intervention such as topical creams, and then circumcision if necessary and/or desired.
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There are several different reasons why phimosis may develop, including the following:
Phimosis can also just occur naturally. Sometimes, it is unclear as to why it occurs in some boys and not others.
Symptoms of phimosis typically include the following:
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Adult phimosis treatment can provide an important relief to men suffering from the difficulties of an overly tight foreskin. Symptoms of phimosis can include pain during urination and painful erections. Some men suffer for years before seeking effective treatment.
In some cases, a locally applied steroid ointment can be effective at treating phimosis over a period of six weeks. The ointment softens the foreskin and can eventually permit full retraction. In other cases, the recommended treatment is the surgical removal of the foreskin, generally known as circumcision. In some select cases foreskin preserving surgery known as preputioplasty may be an option.
In cases where the foreskin has pathological changes due to BXO, or if there is chronic inflammation, urgent treatment may be appropriate. Intervention can reduce the risk of long term scarring and other damage to the penis.
Men and boys who were circumcised as babies do not get phimosis.
Adolescent phimosis can be treated with steroid ointment. Circumcision can also be considered in some cases.
The recommended approach is to consult with an experienced doctor to assess the necessity for treatment and the options available in your specific case.
Male circumcision has been proven to be an effective procedure that relieves clinical symptoms of phimosis, and improves the quality of sexual life.