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Are there different levels of phimosis?

Are there different levels of phimosis?

Yes: Some phimoses are so tight that the foreskin balloons with urination because the phimotic ring is so tight. Others can be so mild to cause minimal discomfort when retracted. Most cases have various degress of foreskin narrowing between the two extreme examples.

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Tight Foreskin (Definition)

If the foreskin cannot be pulled easily over the head of the penis. It ...Read more


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What is phimosis?

What is 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.

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What causes phimosis?

What causes phimosis?

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).

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How to cure phimosis?

How to cure phimosis?

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.

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How is phimosis treated?

How is phimosis treated?

Topical creams: It is usually treated with topical creams placed on the foreskin directly. These creams may include steroids, antifungal creams, or a combination of both. If all these conservative measures fail, then a circumcision may be necessary.

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How do you get phimosis?

How do you get phimosis?

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.

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What to do with phimosis?

What to do with phimosis?

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.

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What are signs of phimosis?

What are signs of phimosis?

Skin doesn't retract: Foreskin is tight and can not easily be pulled back over the penile glans. Best corrected by circumcision.

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What causes phimosis in men?

What causes phimosis in men?

Inflammation: In general, if the foreskin was normal and completely retractile, phimosis occurs due to inflammation. Causes of such inflammation vary, but include trauma, bacterial and parasitic infections, bug bites, etc.

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What are symptoms of phimosis?

What are symptoms of phimosis?

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.

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I have severe phimosis, help me?

I have severe phimosis, help me?

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 surgeon for confirmation and decide... Best wish. ..

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Do you know if you have phimosis?

Do you know if you have phimosis?

Peel back: If a man can't peel foreskin behind the head of the penis easily, he has phimosis.

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What are the symptoms of phimosis?

What are the symptoms of phimosis?

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.

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How much of a risk is having phimosis?

How much of a risk is having phimosis?

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.

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How can I heal in homoeopathy phimosis?

How can I heal in homoeopathy phimosis?

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.

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How can I treat in homoeopathy phimosis?

How can I treat in homoeopathy phimosis?

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. ..

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What are the possible cures for phimosis?

What are the possible cures for phimosis?

Medication or circ: Phimosis can be treated with steroid and antifungal creams. If the contracted part of the foreskin does not soften up sufficiently, then circumcision can be considered.

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What medications can you take for phimosis?

None...: No oral drug is available to be taken for this inborn long, tight, non-retractable foreskin. To define what you really need, go to see and talk with urologist for detailing. Best wish. ..

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How do I care for my son if he has phimosis?

How do I care for my son if he has phimosis?

Phimosis: Once phimosis is diagnosed, the available treatments include topical corticosteroids, manual stretching, preputial plasty and circumcision. Conservative treatments should be tried in the first instance and surgery used as the treatment of last resort.