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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Needs to be fixed: Application of prescription strength steroid cream like 0.1% Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone) applied to the tight phimotic area, whilst you g ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Urologist: Consultation with a Urologist would be recommended to see what are the options for treatment. Sometimes they will recommend circumcision. Provided yo ... Read More
Dr. James Lin
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See urologist...: You probably have so-called urethritis xerotica obliterans, which slowly contract the originally normal soft flexible opening to become pin-hole like ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Steroid cream: I've seen some pediatric urologists recommend a steroid ointment to break adhesions. I am not sure how effective this is, though.
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Dr. Kristin Kozakowski
18 years experience Urology
Steroid cream: I prescribe triamcinilone 0.1% steroid cream. Apply it to the distal foreskin 2-4 times a day for 6 weeks. This in combination with gentle daily retra ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Steroids/dorsal slit: Two treatment options: 1) steroid cream apply twice daily to narrowest part of foreskin whilst retracting gently. Try for 3 months. 50 -70% effective ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Phimosis: Not likely. Phimosis that is now of "pinhole" diameter usually requires some type of procedure (dorsal slit or circumcision) by a urologist. Usually ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Steroid cream - circ: Phimosis will not improve without treatment at your age. You might like to try presciption strength steroid cream eg Betamethasone or Kenalog, (triamc ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Local infection: Due to phimosis you developed local infection to glans ( Belanitis ) if you are unable to retract the skin to keep it clean have to see a p ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
34 years experience Urology
Treat it: You sound old enough to go seek and receive treatment on your own. This is not something to be embarrassed about. It's not like you have to tell the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Inflammation.: In adults, inflammation of the foreskin can cause a scarring reaction that restricts its normal elasticity. Inflammation can be caused by infections o ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience Urology
Fix it: Adult phimosis can be a significant health problem. See a urologist who may recommend a steroid cream or circumcision depending on how severe.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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See urologist or ...: Severe phimosis means having a long, tight, non-retractable foreskin, which can be greatly benefited from circumcision. So, go to see urologist or sur ... Read More

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