What is Phimosis?

问题列表分类: 婚姻感情What is Phimosis?
Jenny Bradway asked 1月 ago

When the foreskin around the penis’s tip (called the glans) is too tight, it cannot be pulled back. This is a frequent problem in uncircumcised boys, and most will grow out of it by the age of 3.

A tight foreskin could hinder your ability to properly pass urine and can cause infection. It can make it more difficult to have sex. Treatment for phimosis involves regular hygiene, like washing your penis, drying it after urinating, and using topical ointments and creams.


Phimosis could be a congenital or a physiological condition. It can also be caused by scarring due inflammation or infection.

Symptoms of phimosis may not be obvious, however you should seek medical attention if your child’s foreskin is sore or swollen or if there’s blood, a thick discharge or an unpleasant smell from under the foreskin. If phimosis remains untreated it can cause other issues, like paraphimosis or infection.

The physiologic phimosis condition is typically a self-limiting disorder that is resolved once the foreskin is more retractile. It usually occurs in boys aged between 2 and 4 years old and is often caused by balanitis xerotica obliterans, or BXO, a cicatrizing skin condition histologically identical to lichen sclerosis. Treatment usually involves the use of steroid cream and gentle manual removal of the foreskin.


Phimosis, or a narrowing of the foreskin, which prevents it from being pulled back above the penis (glans), is called a Phimosis. The reason for this is usually by normal adhesions which gradually heal themselves, however scarring may cause phimosis if it persists in its narrowing.

Your doctor will determine phimosis during a physical exam. They can also request tests, such as urine swabs and a swab or penis-discharge tests, to determine the cause of the issue.

In infants and toddlers Phimosis is usually harmless, and it usually improves naturally as your child gets older. However, if it produces symptoms, it’s recommended to take your child to visit their GP. They might be able to recommend treatment. Phimosis may be caused by a skin issue, infection or other factors. If this is the case, you could have to bring your child to the hospital for treatment. You could be referred to an urologist who is a doctor who specializes in treating sexually transmitted diseases.


Topical steroid creams are used to treat the condition. If it doesn’t work, surgery to partially or completely remove the foreskin (circumcision) may be needed.

It is crucial that the foreskin loosens naturally between two and six. This is when it covers the tip the penis, which prevents bacteria from getting in. If this doesn’t happen or when it becomes tight, a phimosis treatment is usually required.

In the majority of instances, phimosis will go away on its own. However when it causes issues such as pain or difficulties in urination (peeing), a doctor might suggest treating it.

When the Restoring Foreskin gets pulled back behind the penis’s head so that it cannot be pushed into its normal position, thereby covering the penis’s tip paraphimosis could occur. This can cause swelling, pain, and a loss of blood supply to the tip of the penis.


Phimosis affects many babies and toddlers. It typically reduces as time passes and penile growth at the age of three or four, the majority of boys have a foreskin which can be pulled back.

However the tightness of the foreskin can interfere with normal penile function and hygiene, causing irritated skin and inflammation, as well as scarring. In the case of severe phimosis, there can be infections in both the glans and the foreskin. This is known as balanitis.

In the most extreme of cases surgical intervention could be required. In mild cases, nonsurgical treatments such as topical steroid creams and gentle daily retraction may be effective.

The best method to avoid phimosis, however, is to practice good personal hygiene. This means regular cleaning of the genital area and gently retracting the skin when bathing or urinating. This will keep the foreskin loose and free of adhesions. This can help to prevent the formation and other complications associated with scar tissue.

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