PHIMOSIS

 

Description

Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back over the head of the penis (glans)

Symptoms

  • Difficulty urinating,
  • Painful urination
  • Painful erection
  • Paraphimosis

Cause

  • Scar tissue
  • Pull and stretch
  • Aging

Risk factors

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen planus
  • Lichen sclerosus

Diagnostic Tests

  • Physical examination

Treatment

  • Steroid
  • Partial circumsicion

Lifestyle management

  • Gently wash
  • Gently pull back your foreskin (if you have one) and wash
  • Use a mild or non-perfumed soap
  • Avoid using talc and deodorant because they may cause irritation