Phimosis / Tight Foreskin

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General Info About Phimosis

What is Phimosis?

Phimosis is the inability to fully retract the foreskin (or prepuce) over the glans penis due to a narrow opening.

Types of phimosis are

Congenital phimosis (physiologic phimosis)
- This type of phimosis is present since birth and results due to adhesions between the epithelial layers of the inner prepuce and glans penis. Physiologic phimosis resolves with age. As the males grow, these adhesions spontaneously dissolve with intermittent foreskin retraction and erections.

Acquired phimosis (pathologic phimosis) - This type of phimosis develops secondary to underlying causes like balanitis, malignancy etc.

Acquired phimosis is a consequence of poor hygiene, forceful retraction of the tight foreskin over the glans penis and recurrent infections.

Along with inability to retract the foreskin, a person suffering from phimosis experiences difficulty and ballooning of the foreskin while urinating, recurrent urinary tract infections or pain during sexual activity.

Application of weak topical corticosteroid creams to the tip of the penis proves to be effective in several cases. Surgery is performed in cases where conservative treatment fails. Circumcision (surgical removal of foreskin) is the only permanent cure.

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Sometimes a bacteria buildup can be the cause of the foreskin tightness. It is imperative that you clean out the foreskin every single day. I use a penis health creme that contains Vitamin A as well just to make sure things are extra clean down there. Vitamin A is anti-bacterial and will help destroy any leftover bacteria. These cremes are really helpful. Hope this info helps.
JamesTT Wednesday, August 5, 2015
after the completion of surgery glans is very sensitive to the atmospher how can it harden.and for 3 to 4 weeks how can it covered if it is sensitive
mike072 Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I noticed someone mentioned glanspro and I've tried it for my phimosis . I also recommend talking to your doctor and getting a prescription for betamethasone.
Phimosisguy Wednesday, July 4, 2012
i am suffering from phimosis since by birth what do i do.?
mranuj Thursday, March 1, 2012
I was diagnosed with phimosis a year ago and the doctor recommended circumcision. After months of research and all the negative feedback about circumcision, I decided to look for a home based solution. I tried betamethasone, which worked at first, but I could feel my foreskin getting tighter, maybe my body got used to it or something. I bought the glanspro and I now i alternate between the glanspro and betamethason. I spend a few minutes a day and so far its worked for me. But again, don't try anything without consulting doctor.
spindizzle Wednesday, February 6, 2013
I have phimosis.give doctor add at kolkata,how much expences it.give deatails pleases.
subhrochakraborty Sunday, January 29, 2012
I need a Phimosis treatment. Any doctor in chennai
sbala420 Monday, September 5, 2011
I need a Phimosis treatment. Any doctor in Mumbai or Pune whom i can consult??
sinhalgaurav Tuesday, June 23, 2009
i want foreskin operation in bombay how much expenses for that and how much time for operated pl give me advise
mumbai Tuesday, December 30, 2008
1]Can anybody guide me what is the difference between circumcision and phimosis?2) Can anybody send me photographs and movie clips showing surgical procedures of an adult male and female circumcision?
guest Sunday, July 19, 2009
1. Phimosis is the condition, Cicumcision is one of the treatment which requires surgery.
guest Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I am 27 married, 2 weeks backs , i had operated the foreskin (phimosis),i wish to do sex with my wife when it is possible for doing sex with my wife.
sam12 Thursday, November 20, 2008
Are there alternatives to circumcision
guest Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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