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Does Phimosis Affect Pregnancy
Here are some. ..: The care for phimosis is well known to almost all, and include implementing adequate topical care with/without using topical antifungal caream as palliative, temporary measures and circumcision as definitive care. As to tell your parents or not, that would be up to you at 37, but open and straight communication is still the best way of communication for maintaining a relationship. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I can't pull my foreskin back either soft or erect. Is that Phimosis? If it is can I get a cream at a local pharmacy or online?
Yes, but...: Yes, you have phimosis and it is a severe one, which would be very unlikely to retract manually even with the aid of topical steroid cream. Eventually, circumcision is the choice of care; of course, there are risks since nothing is free. So, discuss the details of circumcision with the intended surgeon. Best wishes to health... ...Read more
I 26 OLD. I HAVE PHIMOSIS & PARAPHIMOSIS BOTH & HEAD IS SENSAVITE CAN'T TOUCH BAD ODUR CAME suggest anti_biotic and cream for it or any suggetion byu?
Phimosis: Not likely. Phimosis that is now of "pinhole" diameter usually requires some type of procedure (dorsal slit or circumcision) by a urologist. Usually forcing the forskin back with such extreme narrowing is either too painful for you or will causes ripping of the skin and bleeding. ...Read more
Steroid cream - circ: Phimosis will not improve without treatment at your age. You might like to try presciption strength steroid cream eg Betamethasone or Kenalog, (triamcinolone) via your Dr or urologist. Circumcision would be the best option if steroid cream treatment is unsuccessful. Good Luck. ...Read more
I have phimosis and I'm 41.i try and clean best I can and there is no smegma. Part of gland feels raw sometimes. What could this be as I can't see gland?
Unsure: Phimosis means your foreskin is tight and may severe enough that you can't retract (pull back or foreskin). This would mean you can never the glans (or head) of the penis. Hypospadias (abnormal position of the urethra on the penis) can result in an abnormal appearing penis. Your doctor can answer your question with a quick exam. ...Read more
What to do if I have relative mild phimosis can't retract forskin all the way can What to do if I have sex?
Here are some. ..: If foreskin is not retractable to keep up expected topical hygiene, especially with recurrent irritation, circumcision is the surest long-term measure. As to sex, yes, you can do it as long as being comfortable. But, seeing urologist for definitive confirmation and decision on how to do with your concern is the surest measure to follow. So, see Doc timely. Best wish. .. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: Phimosis refers to the small size opening of the foreskin. Paraphimosis occurs when the foreskin is retracted and stuck in that position because of a phimosis. Paraphimosis is an urgent problem and requires reduction by an experienced physician. The longer paraphimosis is allowed to persist, the more painful and swollen the foreskin will get and the more difficult it becomes to treat it. ...Read more
Yes, but. ..: Yes, you may do it but make sure to pull foreskin down to return and cover the plans penis if your foreskin is retractable; otherwise, so-called paraphimosis (severe circumferential swelling of foreskin above glans penis) may develop, which requires emergent attention to reduce it timely. So, do it but beware; enjoy and control life. Best wish. .. ...Read more
No cure but. ..: Care always moves from the least invasive to the most invasive ones; so does phimosis. Never cure but modify to suit medical need for functional improvement. For phimosis, the followings may be taken: from jusdicious topical care with proper cleansing & drying with / without using antifungal cream (with or without steroid) to eventual circumcision. Yes, a lot of help can be delivered for phimosis. ...Read more
I have been suffering from phimosis for over 2 years....I don't wanna operate it....What will be the future effect of it if I don't operate?
Needs to be fixed: Application of prescription strength steroid cream like 0.1% Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone) applied to the tight phimotic area, whilst you gently pull back on skin, twice daily for 6 - 12 weeks may relieve problem. Can recur when u stop applications. Circumcision is best to permananently take care of problem. Untreated phimosis, unclean, likely to develop balanitis inflammation) & risk of penile cancer. ...Read more
Here are some...: Phimosis may induce inflammation / infection, which could be treated with heightening topical hygiene with judicious use of antifungal cream with steroid. If the bother from phimosis persists despite care, circumcision is the choice of long-term care. More? Ask doctor timely. ...Read more
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
Children do better: Than adults. 70 -80% respond to steroid creams, if applied correctly. This means pulling back on the foreskin and appling cream to all the skin preventing retraction, or are of narrowing causing a "waist" if the tight foreskin can be pulled over the glans. Apply twice daily for 3 months. Remember always to pull tight foreskin back over glans to avoid paraphimosis. Unfortunately 50% re-phimose. ...Read more
Steroid cream: Most effective creams are prescription strength such as 0.1% Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone). Best of luck, however, cream may not necessarily work at your age, and definitely won't work if phimosis is scarred, in which case circumcision or prepucioplasty will be required. This should be covered by medical insurance. ...Read more
Yes, if. ..: If you're bothered by phimosis-related undesirable effects such as recurrent chronic inflammation / infection but resistant to topical care, you need to be assessed by urologist to evaluate if conservative care should continue or a more invasive measure - circumcision is required. Best wish. .. ...Read more
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