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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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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 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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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?

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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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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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