Men face phimosis when the penis is not circumcised. Besides men, children can also face this situation. Phimosis is the condition when the foreskin of the penis cannot be retracted. However, Phimosis does not create a massive problem unless it has specific symptoms.
Causes of Phimosis
The phimosis occurs in men because of the uncircumcised penis, and it affects mainly boys than men. Normally boys between 2 to 6 years of age face this problem. However, this situation can also occur in boys up to ten years of age. Boys can suffer from the following issues due to phimosis.
- Boys will suffer from repeated urinary tract infections
- Infections in the foreskin
- Trauma in the foreskin.
Symptoms of Phimosis
Phimosis normally does not come with symptoms. However, boys can face the problem of the typical passage of urine due to tight foreskin. It also can prevent males from discharging the bladder entirely.
Men or boys can suffer from balanitis or inflammation in the penis. So, the symptoms of phimosis can be mentioned below.
- Boys can suffer from soreness, itchiness, or odor
- Inflammation or redness in the penis can also be noticed
- Boys can experience pain while urinating
- Men can feel pain during sexual activity or can feel a lack of responsiveness.
Diagnosis and treatment
Once men or boys face the above criticalities, they need to talk to the experts to get the best suggestion. Here a doctor will ask the patient about the complete medical history and whether the boy has already suffered from any penis infection or not.
Doctors will ask for a urine test to check whether there is any infection or not. The treatment for phimosis typically depends on the symptoms that a boy faces. If men are suffering from balanitis, it can get cured easily using cream or ointments. Doctors also suggest using a steroid cream to get rid of the irritation. Boys can consult with Dr. Irfan Shaikh, Pune for the best suggestion.
About Dr. Irfan Shaikh
Dr. Irfan Shaikh – Consultant Urologist & Uro Surgeon (MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery), M.Ch. Urology), is one of the Top Urologists In Pune. A gold medalist in the department of Urology, Dr. Irfan Shaikh specializes in Female Urology in India. He has finished his education at one of the top colleges with MBBS from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College & Sasson General Hospital in Pune and MS in general surgery from PGI, Chandigarh. Moreover, he has also done M.Ch in Urology from Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital. Having so many degrees from prestigious institutes, Dr. Irfan Shaikh ensures to treat his patients with all the knowledge that he has accumulated over the years.
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