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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

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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I believe i have warts on my scrotum doctor. I also have phimosis. What are my chances of developing penile cancer? Can a glans swab test be helpful

I believe i have warts on my scrotum doctor. I also have phimosis. What are my chances of developing penile cancer? Can a glans swab test be helpful

No answer, but...: There would be no one who can answer your question for sure since many factors contribute to cancer change and circumcision at adult age fails to benefit cancer prevention. So, it would be most logical for you to see a urologist and follow her/his instruction to carry out daily care of life and manage whatever may emerge timely. There is no known swab test to help early diagnosis while being fine. ...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