Phimosis is known to be a condition in which the foreskin becomes too tight to be pulled back over the head of the penis. However, phimosis is most common in boys who are not circumcised.
In older boys, the causes include:
In adults, the main cause of phimosis may be due to a sexually transmitted infection. Other causes of phimosis include certain skin conditions like:
Symptoms of balanitis include:
During sex, phimosis may cause pain, skin splitting, or a lack of sensation. Wearing a condom and using lubricant can make intercourse more comfortable.
The treatment for phimosis depends upon the symptoms you are experiencing. Mostly, phimosis is easily treated with creams, ointments, and by maintaining good hygiene.
One should keep the penis clean and must wash it with Lukewarm water. Avoid using soap, bubble baths, pr shampoo on the area and dry the under foreskin after urinating.
In some cases, surgery might be an option to treat phimosis. An operation to surgically release the areas where the foreskin gets stuck to the glans may also be possible. This will preserve the foreskin, but not necessarily prevent phimosis from occurring again.
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