A 22-year-old male asked:
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hello doctor is phimosis safe? and explain about the surgery

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Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience Urology
Circumcision: Phimosis occurs from inflammation of the foreskin. This can scar it, making it difficult and painful to have erections. Sometimes the skin cracks and bleeds. Circumcision can fix this problem. Under anesthesia, the extra skin is removed, leaving the head exposed at all times. The stitches are just behind the head, all the way around. They usually fall out in 2 weeks. Most men have mild pain.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
20 years experience Pediatric Urology
No: Severe phimosis is not safe. It is especially not safe if it is caused by a disease called bxo. Go see a urologist and they can examine you and go over the surgical and medical options.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience Urology
Thanks for adding that. It's hard to get everything in in 400 characters. BXO does tend to cause moderate to severe phimosis, especially in young boys. A circumcision will usually be diagnostic. Phimosis occurs more commonly from chronic inflammation. Medical therapy with steroids has been unimpressive in treating it. Since BXO does carry a small risk of transformation to cancer, follow up for those suspected to have it is imperative.
Feb 19, 2013

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