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What Is The Best Treatment For Tight Foreskin
Steroids: You can sometimes treat phimosis with a steroid cream applied tot he foreskin. I use Betamethasone for my patients with phimosis that do not want a circumcision. The other option is surgery. However, I recommend you get checked bya urologist. There is one condition which causes phimosis which can be dangerous. It is called balanitis xerotica obliterans (bxo) and that requires surgical treatment. ...Read more
What is a cure for phimosis e.G. Tight foreskin. That doesn't come back so my bellend doesn't come out and I don't want to go and see my doctor?
Surgery or cream: U need to see a urologist. Definitive cure is circumcision surgery to remove tight foreskin. Some men respond to twice daily application of steroid cream, which requires dr's prescription to tight area, twice daily x 1 - 3 months. Problems needs treatment for hygeine, reove risk of penile cancer developing & comfort. ...Read more
I have a very tight foreskin of my penis. I can just see the tip of the penis. I can't stretch it down. How can get a smooth foreskin?
Foreskin is Stuck: There are treatments for this. Some times a steroid cream applied by q-tip under the foreskin can help alleviate the stickiness of the foreskin and allows with time a full retraction to normal. Your family doctor or a urologist can be of benefit to you for this problem. ...Read more
What procedures are there for a tight foreskin? 9 yrs ago I was told circumcision was the only solution after frenuloplasty didn't fix problem (27y/o)
3 possible options: 1) twice daily application of prescription strength steroid cream, 0.1% Betamethasone or kenalog, (triamcinolone) to tight area of forcenkin whilst retracting. 2) frenuloplasty, in which tight area of foreskin is incised vertically ; sutured transversely or z platy thru tight area. Both alternatives to circumcision 3) final option is a "minimal" or partial circumcision, i.e. Only removing phimotic/tight area. ...Read more
W orw'out surgery: Depends upon whether or not u wish to retain your foreskin. U can try twice daily application of prescription strength steroid cream like Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone) to tight area twice daily for a few weeks. Definitive treatment would be circumcision. In between is prepucioplasty: tight area of foreskin is divided vertically & closed transversely, both loosens up & preserves foreskin. Consult gu dr. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Circumcision is the choice of care for a tight long foreskin in a 34-yr man and can be done under local anesthesia in aseptic setting after being counseled for its indication, details, complications, etc. With stressing realistic expectation. For the time being, keep up adequate topical hygiene - dry and clean and may lightly use topical antifungal + steroid cream under pro-supervision... Best... ...Read more
Phimosis causes: Foreskin is normally tight or phimotic at birth, it then loosens over first few years of life. Sometimes it remains tight just because if fails to loosen. Can develop tightness in later life following inflammation & scarring due to infection under foreskin or because normal tight foreskin of childhood was forcibly retracted causing splits of foreskin. Traumatic sex or masturbation are other causes ...Read more
Circumcision: Is the definitive treatment. Tight foreskin, called phimosis, is normal and physiologic in babies and young boys. Steroid cream, prescribed by a dr., can be effective in children and sometimes in adults, however there is a significant amount of recurrence. Best to consult a urologist. ...Read more
See a urologist: You can sometimes treat phimosis with a steroid cream applied tot he foreskin. I use Betamethasone for my patients with phimosis that do not want a circumcision. The other option is surgery. However, I recommend you get checked bya urologist. There is one condition which causes phimosis which can be dangerous. It is called balanitis xerotica obliterans (bxo) and that requires surgical treatment. ...Read more
Cannot pull back: If the foreskin cannot be pulled easily over the head of the penis. It is also called phimosis ...Read more
Tight foreskin. I started getting cuts on it and they won't heal. What can I use to help it heal?
Steroid/Antifungal: I would be happy to help. It sounds like you would benefit from a combination steroid and anti-fungal cream. Through the virtual consult I should be able to prescribe some for you. ...Read more
I have tight foreskin and I can't retract foreskin (not even a little) hence faced dificulties during intercource (coudn't complete it), what shud I do?
this is a very common situation and you may need some steroid cream to apply under the foreskin gently to get these adhesions to diminish. Your family physician can direct you on how to do this or refer you to a urologist who can help.
But, you have nothing to fear. ...Read more
Might help: Betamethosone, active ingredient in diprosone, (betamethasone dipropionate) is fairly effective at relieving phimosis (tight foreskin) in prepubertal boys, less so in adults. Thus worth trying in boys, applied to the tight area twice daily for about 3 months. Tightness may well return after you discontinue. Of course alternative is circumcision or dorsal slit prepucioplasty (foreskin preserving surgical release of phimosis.. ...Read more
Steroid cream: I prescribe triamcinilone 0.05% steroid cream, also known as betamethasone, to be applied to the distal foreskin 2 times a day for six weeks. This combined with gentle stretching of the foreskin should help thin the skin enough to allow easier retraction of the foreskin. A circumcision may become necessary if there has been chronic infection that has caused scarring of the foreskin. ...Read more
Is it possible to stretch a foreskin? I have a tight foreskin. I have heard people say they have successfully stretched it using devices and methods
I have incredibly tight foreskin, I can't pull it over the head of my penis and if I try too hard it hurts. Is this normal?
Phimosis: Presume foreskin is covering glans penis & can not be retracted for necessary hygiene. Suggest you consult a urologist who will likely recommend circumcision. You might be a candidate for application of prescription strength steroid cream, but I get the sense that you need surgery. You are at risk for balanitis, inflammation of head of penis and possibly penile cancer if feft untreated. ...Read more
Phimosis: Most Dr. S in the US recommend circumcision for 20-year-old with tight foreskin (phimosis). First alternative is 1% betamethasone steroid cream applied twice daily to tight area for 2-3 months which may take care of problem. 2nd alternative, if you wish to retain your foreskin, find a urologist who will perform a dorsal slit or prepucioplasty. Good luck. ...Read more
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