What Is Phimosis?
Phimosis is a condition that can best be described as troubling condition that is commonly referred to as the problem of tight foreskin. Basically, when a many suffers from this condition, the foreskin (prepuce) cannot fully retract over the glans of the penis. The reason for this is the opening of the foreskin is too narrow.
What Is Congenital Phimosis?
This is when the problem first emerges at birth and has been present since that time. The reason why the problem is present if there are adhesions between the epithelial layers in between the glans penis and the prepuce.
It is possible with this form of the condition that the adhesions might break away as the young man grows older and the tension of an erection pulls on the foreskin.
What Is Acquired Phimosis?
This is a corm of phimosis (sometimes called pathologic phimosis) that derives over the course of time as a secondary side effect of another primary problem. Those who suffer from a malignancy or have a condition along the lines of balanitis can end up suffering from the acquired form the the condition.
Are There Any Behavioral Problems That Can Lead To Developing Phimosis?
Yes, those who practice very poor hygiene might end up suffering from phimosis. If someone also is of the habit of forcefully retracting the foreskin over the glans of the penis, then developing this condition is a possibility.
When the foreskin of the penis suffers from chronic infections, then it becomes likely that phimosis begins to develop.
Is Phimosis A Permanent Condition?
It is difficult to answer whether or not the condition itself is a permanent one for certain people. However, there are cases where the problems can be intermittent. That is to say, the problems related to the condition can come and go, being worse at certain times more than others.
Are There Serious Problems That Can Arise When Someone Suffers From This Condition?
It is possible that a number of very troubling problems can arise when this condition manifests. These problems are in addition to the very obvious one which is the inability to retract the foreskin.
The common problems can range from having difficulty urinating along with the ballooning of the foreskin while urinating. The possibility of recurring urinary tract infections can arise. Sexual intercourse could even become very difficult.
What Is The Best Way To Determine For Sure If You Are Suffering From Phimosis?
The best thing to do would be to visit a urologist to have a full examination and diagnosis performed. Even if you feel you definitely have the condition, you cannot know for sure how serious it is unless a qualified medical practitioner is able to perform the proper examination.
Self-diagnosis is hardly ever a good idea.
Are There Non-invasive Treatments That Can Be Used To Help Deal With This Problem?
Yes, there are quite a number of topical solutions which can be used to help alleviate the problem. Often, it is corticosteroid creams that are used. There are also certain stretching exercises that can be performed as well (more about such exercises here and here). If you would like to know more about possible treatments in details i recommend you to check out this post
How effective these exercises can be will vary from person to person. To get any benefit from the exercises, they would have to be performed on a continual basis.
What Can Be Done In The Most Severe Cases Of Phimosis?
The one alternative for those who are not able to alleviate the problem by topical creams is they may have to undergo surgery. This is not to suggest there is any major surgical procedure required.
Rather, adult circumcision performed by a urologist may be the best way to deal with the problem. The most unfortunate aspect of adult circumcision is the recovery time might be very painful. The one benefit here is that circumcision is a permanent cure for the condition.