A 22-year-old male asked:
hello doctor is phimosis safe? and explain about the surgery
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Donato answered
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
Dr. Patricio Gargollo answered
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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