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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. ...Read more

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Tight Foreskin (Definition)

Tight foreskin, also called phimosis, is a condition where it is difficult to retract the foreskin over the head of the penis. A person is born with foreskin that is tight, but it should gradually ...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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more