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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

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. ...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?

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

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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. .. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. .. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. .. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the most efficient way to cure phimosis?

What is the most efficient way to cure phimosis?

Circumcision: Removing the tight foreskin is the most efficient way to cure phimosis. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of phimosis?

I was wondering what are the causes of phimosis?

Inflammation: Inflammation often results in tissue scarring. Recurring bouts of balanitis or foreskin inflammation can result in the tightening of the foreskin. This is known as phimosis. Circumcision is curative. ...Read more

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What is the best method to treat a type 1 phimosis?

Here are some...: I supposed to discern type 1 phimosis as a mild degree, which I have never used in my 46-yr study and practice in urology. Instead, I assessed how the long, at times tight, foreskin has bothered the patients so to deduce the most suitable care for individual patients ranging from enhancing topical hygiene with proper cleansing, treating infection as needed, and eventually circumcision. So, ask dr. ...Read more

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Is phimosis a problem almost nonexistent in america?

Is phimosis a problem almost nonexistent in america?

No: Phimosis, or inability to retract the foreskin back from the head of the penis, or glans, can occur in any uncircumcised male. Not everyone gets circumcised in america! ...Read more

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What if phimosis left untreated because there is no discomfort or pain?

What if phimosis left untreated because there is no discomfort or pain?

Phimosis: The problems with phimosis that should make one consider circumcision are painful erection/intercourse, recurring infection, severe cracking and bleeding of the tight foreskin and the inability to adequately keep the penis clean and hygienic. ...Read more

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What to do if I have phimosis, should I be worried and how can I fix this?

What to do if I have phimosis, should I be worried and how can I fix this?

Here are some. ..: If not being troubled with it, you may leave it alone as long as being free of infection.inflammation. But, it has given you much nuisance in daily care and life, see urologist for possible circumcision as the surest long-term measure of care. Best wish. .. Besides, practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession should be the foundation of healthcare and key to longevity ...Read more

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I am 28 years old and suffering from pin hole phimosis for last 6 years...i don't want to treat it for 2 years more? Is there any problem? No pain

See urologist...: You probably have so-called urethritis xerotica obliterans, which slowly contract the originally normal soft flexible opening to become pin-hole like rigid one, and is related with lichen sclerosis et atrophicus & oftentimes long tight foreskin. So, see urologist to deduce its right cause and treatment. Of course, having a direct look is essential to verify right diagnosis for right care. Best... ...Read more

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I have been told I have phimosis. Can you describe exactly what is and what is not phimosis and what is minor and major? I'm unsure if I need circumsi

Tight foreskin: Phimosis is where foreskin can not easily be retracted, Severe phimosis ranges from tiny pinpoint opening in foreskin to inability to retract foreskin so that adequate penile hygiene is impossible. Worth trying course go Prescreen strength steroid cream, applied twice daily to tight are whilst you try to retract. Always return foreskin over glans. Will require circumcision if cream doesn't work. ...Read more

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What are phimosis, paraphimosis?

What are phimosis, paraphimosis?

Can be an emergency: Phimosis refers to narrowing of the foreskin so that it cannot be retracted over the glans penis (head). Paraphimosis is the state in which a narrowed prepuce, foreskin, is forcibly retracted over the glans and now cannot be un-retracted. If the prepuce opening is too small, it may block the blood supply to the glans, necessitating emergent surgical correction. Phimosis - needs circumcision. ...Read more

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What are cures for phimosis that don't involve circumcision?

What are cures for phimosis that don't involve circumcision?

Steroid cream: I prescribe triamcinilone 0.1% steroid cream. Apply it to the distal foreskin 2-4 times a day for 6 weeks. This in combination with gentle daily retraction should release the phimosis if no chronic infection is present. ...Read more