What is the reason for phimosis?

What is the reason for phimosis?

Adult phimosis may be caused by repeated episodes of balanitis or balanoposthitis. Such infections are commonly due to poor personal hygiene (failure to regularly clean under the foreskin). Phimosis may be a presenting symptom of early diabetes mellitus.

Is it normal for a 15 year old to have phimosis?

It can happen at up to around 10 years old, in some boys. The foreskin can be pulled back behind the glans in about 50 percent of 1-year-old boys, and almost 90 percent of 3-year-olds. Phimosis will occur in less than 1 percent of teenagers between 16 and 18.

Is it bad to have phimosis?

Phimosis is not usually a problem unless it causes symptoms such as redness, soreness or swelling. If your child’s glans is sore and inflamed, they may have balanitis (inflammation of the head of the penis). There may also be a thick discharge underneath the foreskin.

How do you fix tight foreskin?

Topical steroids (a cream, gel or ointment that contains corticosteroids) are sometimes prescribed to treat a tight foreskin. They can help soften the skin of the foreskin, making it easier to retract. Phimosis can cause pain, skin splitting, or a lack of sensation during sex.

Is it OK to have phimosis?

Phimosis is normal in babies and toddlers, but in older children it may be the result of a skin condition that has caused scarring. It is not usually a problem unless it causes symptoms. Immediate treatment is needed in cases where phimosis causes problems such as difficulty urinating.

Is it important to know the severity of phimosis?

It is always helpful to know the severity level of your phimosis so that you can utilize the appropriate tools and methods to solve it. Way back in 1995 a research article was published by a group of Japanese researchers in which phimosis was classified into 5 stages as shown below.

When do you go from Level 2 to Level 3 phimosis?

As you transition from level 2 to level 3 phimosis, you will find that you can now retract behind the corona/ridge of the glans (when flaccid) but it will still be tight over the shaft and create a horseshoe shape If you are wearing rings between 18 to 26 mm, you are now in the level 3 stage of your phimosis.

What should I do if I have pinhole phimosis?

If you have pinhole phimosis, your short term goal should be to increase your phimotic ring diameter up to an extent that allows you to start wearing the smaller phimostretch rings.

Is it possible to have phimosis with two fingers?

However, you may find that your phimotic ring is still small enough that it doesn’t allow you to insert two fingers to do your stretching. However, you can just grab the sides of the phimotic band to do your stretching. Anxiety with sex because of possible pain- On an erect penis, you now have to worry about two things.