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What is Phimosis? Why Circumcision?
Simply put, phimosis is when the foreskin is too tight. This condition can result in painful erections, infections, and other complications. We can treat phimosis by removing the foreskin. This is commonly called circumcision.Other treatments are available and a circumcision surgery is not recommended in all cases. Please speak with your doctor, or with our medical team to find out more.
Medical Circumcision for Children, Teens, and Adult Men.
Phimosis can require intervention at any age. The Gentle Procedures Clinic routinely treats boys, teenagers, and men for phimosis. Our doctors are available for consultation on your situation.
Adult phimosis treatment can provide an important relief to men suffering from the difficulties of an overly tight foreskin. Symptoms of phimosis can include pain during urination and painful erections. Some men suffer for years before seeking effective treatment.
In some cases a locally applied steroid ointment can be effective at treating phimosis over a period of two months. The ointment softens the foreskin and can eventually permit full retraction. In other cases, the recommended treatment is the surgical removal of the foreskin, generally known as circumcision.
Men and boys who were circumcised as babies do not get phimosis, and circumcision is generally an available treatment option for men of any age.
Phimosis in Children
It is normal for young boys to have a foreskin that does not fully retract. This will normally become fully retractable as the child grows and matures. When parents observe that the normal process is slow or not occurring it is recommended to consult with a doctor to assess whether any intervention is appropriate.
There is no need to rush to treatment if the situation is not painful or otherwise problematic for the boy. Consult with your doctor, especially if there is any discomfort or if your son reports other issues. While it is important to correct an un-retractable foreskin, serious long-term health problems due to phimosis are very rare. The recommended approach to this very personal issue is a very calm and measured one. An experienced doctor will help you make a good decision for your son’s health.
Treatment for Adolescent Phimosis
Adolescent phimosis can be treated by circumcision, and steroid ointment options are also recommended in some cases. The recommended approach is to consult with an experienced doctor to assess the necessity for treatment and the options available in your specific case.
Adolescent phimosis can be traumatic for the boy so a fast and effective treatment will reduce stress levels and complications associated with an overly tight foreskin in pubescent boys. As with issues with a tight foreskin in children, approach the issue with your teen in a calm and careful way to minimize their anxiety.
The Causes of Phimosis – Frequently Asked Questions
Q – What is phimosis? A – Phimosis is the inability to retract the foreskin behind the head of the penis.
Q – Is it normal that my baby boy’s foreskin does not retract? A – Yes. Some children are born with a tight foreskin that separates from the glans during late childhood or early in their teenage years. Consult with a doctor if you have concerns.
Q – What causes phimosis? A – Pathologic phimosis (phimosis requiring treatment) occurs due to infection, inflammation, or scarring and is usually found in uncircumcised adult men.
Q – What are the symptoms of phimosis? A – The inability to retract the foreskin can lead to difficulty cleaning which can cause balanitis. Other symptoms include difficulty urinating, painful urination, painful erection, or paraphimosis.
Q – What is paraphimosis A – Paraphimosis is relatively rare and describes the situation where an overly tight foreskin has become retracted and tightly stuck between the glans and the shaft of the penis.
Q – How is phimosis diagnosed? A – Your doctor can diagnose phimosis based on your history and a physical examination. Additional tests are usually not necessary.
Saskatoon & Swift Current Clinics Offer Phimosis Treatment
Gentle Procedures Clinics in Saskatchewan can be reached by phone at 306-955-2250. Our two locations accept patients from Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current and surrounding areas in Saskatchewan.
Contact us anytime with your questions or for more information on our services.