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Are There Different Levels Of Phimosis
Here are some. ..: Phimosis is a medical term to denote the persistent presence of long tight foreskin after childhood, which may usually pose no adverse effects to the glans penis, but at times inflammation / infection - called balanoposthitis, may occur and become a nuisance to personal life - so requiring circumcision. More? Ask Doc timely.See 3 more doctor answers
Phimosis: Phimosis is physiologic (normal) in babies, by 3-4 years of age the majority (90%) resolve spontanously due to intermittent erections, by 18 years of age only 1% or less have pessitent non retractile foreskin the most common cause of pathologic phimosis is repeated infections (balanitis).See 3 more doctor answers
No cure but. ..: The care for all long, tight, retractable or non-retractable, foreskin includes: palliatively, try proper cleansing and drying with good ventilation with or without using antifungal agent with/without steroid; definitively, circumcision is the answer to long-term care. So, professionals never cure but modify it with drugs or surgery and mental adoption and adaptation.See 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation.: In adults, inflammation of the foreskin can cause a scarring reaction that restricts its normal elasticity. Inflammation can be caused by infections of the skin, chronic irritation from poor hygiene, and injury to the foreskin or small tears. Skin problem such as lichen sclerosis can also affect the skin. If it restricts erections or impedes the urine stream, circumcision may be necessary.
See below: Phimosis in general means that the foreskin cannot retract to expose the head of the penis. It may or may not be symptomatic. If symptoms are present, it is usually pain with retraction or manipulation of the prepuce, sometimes with bleeding or cracking/fissuring of the penile skin.
Foreskin is tight: Symptoms can be an inability to retract foreskin or foreskin /penis is painful because retraction is difficult because foreskin opening is too small. Tight phimotic foreskin can get stuck once pulled over glans & can not be returned. This called paraphimosis & is a medical emergency which must be corrected ASAP. Other symptoms can be pain or bleeding with sex.See 3 more doctor answers
Depends: High risk of uncomfortable or painful sex. Moderate risk of paraphimosis (tight phimotic penile ring gets trapped behind the glans, return circulation of lymph & blood is cut off & trapped foreskin swells & can become gangrenous), high risk of trapped smegma due to inability to clean glans penis. Moderate risk of balanitis. In creased risk of stds and & penile cancer.See 1 more doctor answer
Arguments abounds...: Debates on circ or not circumcision will continue and last forever with its ups and downs to reflect personal and social financial and cultural values over time and location. More money and insurance push more circumcision. More religious in some, more inclined to circumcise; but time changes and practice evolves. As to homeopathy phimosis/circumcision, options are numerous, and just try and see.
Yes, you may try it: Yes, you may try it for 1-2 months as instructed, but preferably under professional supervision. Contrasted with circumcision, such care for phimosis is more or less a temporary measure for most patients in the long run. So, you may try it and see with mental flexibility to handle the life event as such. Best wish. ..