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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Phimosis In Adults

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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

Tight Foreskin (Definition)

If the foreskin cannot be pulled easily over the head of the penis. It ...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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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 measures can be taken to permanently resolve phimosis in an adult, aside from circumcision?

What measures can be taken to permanently resolve phimosis in an adult, aside from circumcision?

None: If steroid creams and foreskin stretching does not resolve the problem, circumcision is the only alternative. ...Read more

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If I am now an adult with phimosis and need a way to clean my glands without retracting my foreskin?

If I am now an adult with phimosis and need a way to clean my glands without retracting my foreskin?

Can't be done: Please get phimosis treated so foreskin can retract easily. Prescription strength steroid cream may work, but circumcision may be required. How do you know whether or not penile cancer is developing auder that phimotic foreskin? Every man needs to have a clean penis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will phimosis cause a lot of pain during sex?

Will phimosis cause a lot of pain during sex?

Most are okay...: Most of patients with phimosis would not be bothered - no pain - during coitus until the infection / inflammation (balanitis, balamoposthitis) kicks in periodically. Once balanoposthtitis happens and it tends to recur and worsen over time. So, if recurring despite topical care, circumcision should be done for long-term benefit. ...Read more

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Are there any studies or suspicions that aspartame can cause or exaserbate phimosis?

Are there any studies or suspicions that aspartame can cause or exaserbate phimosis?

No there hasn't: As far as I know. This would require a double blinded prospective study of significant # of men, 1/2 who consumed aspartane on regular basis & 1/2 who don't. Can see no reason why phimosis could be caused by aspartane. Would seriously question anyone who has made such claims. Unfortunately, there are all too many false assertions made about such occurrences i.e. from vaccines. Always question! ...Read more

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Should I get phimosis treated? I can retract the foreskin when flaccid but not when erect. Causes slight discomfort during sex. Does it need correction?

Yes you should: Sex should be pleasurable rather than uncomfortable. May respond to prescription strength steroid cream such as Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone). Dr will need to precribe. Aklternatives include circumcision or prepucioplasty. ...Read more

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I've tried treatments for phimosis but they don't work, is it safe to be circumcised as an adult?

I've tried treatments for phimosis but they don't work, is it safe to be circumcised as an adult?

Yes: The circumcision in adults is done under anesthesia. Postoperative pain may be controlled with pain killers. Provided the pt. Is otherwise healthy n tolerant to anesthesia risk is low. Consult an urologist ...Read more

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What's the best circumcision style on adults? High and tight? Are there any pros to removing frenulum? I have a phimosis.

What's the best circumcision style on adults? High and tight? Are there any pros to removing frenulum? I have a phimosis.

Sleeve resection: Permits surgeon to remove exactly correct amount of skin & is cosmetically the best circumcision. Dividing or removing frenulum prevents tugging on glans during sex & in my opinion is thus is more comfortable than leaving it behind, especially if it's tight. ...Read more

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How to treat phimosis caused by yeast infection?

How to treat phimosis caused by yeast infection?

Medicine or surgery: Yeast infections causing scarring of the foreskin is common, particularly in diabetics. If there is sugar in the urine, yeast will grow. Therefor, first thing is get blood sugar under control. Next, see a doctor that can prescribe an anti-fungal cream such as Nystatin and a steroid cream such as beta-methasone. If still having problems, have a circumcision. ...Read more

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Can an adult circumcision be covered by insurance if the doctor diagnosis you as having phimosis? How long is the surgery? What meds are prescribed?

Can an adult circumcision be covered by insurance if the doctor diagnosis you as having phimosis? How long is the surgery? What meds are prescribed?

See below: Depending on your insurance this is probably a covered procedure. The actual operation takes about 45 minutes, and is treated post-operatively by minimal pain medications. ...Read more

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What qualifies as a botched adult circumcision? I got circumcised for phimosis and I feel it is a botched job. I have painful tightness on the shaft behind the sulcus and tight penoscrotal web. I can't get fully erect and it hurts - the amount of skin c

What qualifies as a botched adult circumcision? I got circumcised for phimosis and I feel it is a botched job. I have painful tightness on the shaft behind the sulcus and tight penoscrotal web. I can't get fully erect and it hurts - the amount of skin c

I: I recommend you seek an opinion from another urologist. They will take a history and examine you before an opinion on wheter or not the surgery was "botched" is made.
On the other hand, you can go back to the doctor that performed the circumcision and inform him/her of your concerns. Either way you need to be seen to have these issues addressed and hopefully resolved.
Good luck. ...Read more

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23 year old uncircumcised male, chronic balanitis and mild phimosis, I have leaking urine after peeing. No other symptoms. Had for 2 month, Cause?

23 year old uncircumcised male, chronic balanitis and mild phimosis, I have leaking urine after peeing. No other symptoms. Had for 2 month, Cause?

See your Doctor ASAP: Mak sure you do no have Diabetes.
Due to phimosis you are not emptying your bladder completely so is leaking. It may cause a back pressure on your kidney and lead to a condition Hydronephrosis ans damage them. Because of phimosis you are havnig balantitis many pt are having Diabetes and present like this
So see Urologist and PMD ASAP ...Read more

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Phimosis caused by bacterial/yeast infection (diagnosed with culture), std tests negative for me and partner- how long until phimosis improves?

Phimosis caused by bacterial/yeast infection (diagnosed with culture), std tests negative for me and partner- how long until phimosis improves?

Here are some...: Phimosis denotes a long tight foreskin which cannot be easily retracted for general hygiene, and its related bacterial or fungal infection may further narrow its opening. As to how soon the infection/ inflammation may improve, it depends on how clean and dry the area is and how your health may be. The mainstay of care for real phimosis is circumcision after failed to conservative care with... ...Read more

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Yeast/bacterial infection cleared up but now caused phimosis- is there anything I can do to improve this other than being circumsized? Steroid cream?

Yeast/bacterial infection cleared up but now caused phimosis- is there anything I can do to improve this other than being circumsized? Steroid cream?

Phimosis: It is unlikely the infection was the cause of your phimosis. More likely you already had a certain amount of phimosis made worse by inflammation and scarring. There may be effective treatments other than complete circumcision, but not a good idea to treat yourself with steroid. Anyway, OTC steroid creams are weak and probably wouldn't help. See a urologist and follow his or her advice. ...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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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 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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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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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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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