Phimosis Treatment - Laser Surgery Procedure for Adults

Phimosis is characterized by the inability to retract the foreskin over the head of the penis. While mild to moderate phimosis may be manageable through medications and ointments, severe cases usually require surgical procedures such as circumcision.
At medbros surgery, we provide advanced and minimally invasive laser circumcision procedures to treat phimosis. Contact us at medbros surgery and consult our highly experienced and qualified phimosis specialists for the best phimosis treatment.

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Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin of the penis is too tight and cannot be pulled back over the head of the penis (glans). This can lead to difficulty in maintaining proper genital hygiene and may cause discomfort during sexual activity. Phimosis can occur naturally in young boys and usually resolves on its own as they grow older. However, in some cases, phimosis persists into adulthood and may require medical treatment, including surgical intervention. Here is an overview of phimosis, its causes, and the treatment options, including surgery:

Causes of Phimosis:

  1. Congenital Phimosis: In some cases, phimosis is present from birth and occurs because the foreskin is naturally tight and not fully retractable. This condition is common in newborns and young boys.
  2. Scarring: Injuries or infections of the foreskin can lead to scarring, which may cause the foreskin to become tight and difficult to retract.
  3. Balanitis: Balanitis is the inflammation of the glans and foreskin. Repeated episodes of balanitis can lead to scarring and contribute to phimosis.
  4. Poor Hygiene: Inadequate cleaning of the genital area can lead to the accumulation of smegma (a substance consisting of dead skin cells and oils), which may cause irritation and lead to phimosis.

Treatment of Phimosis:

  1. Topical Steroid Cream: In some cases of mild phimosis, a topical steroid cream may be prescribed. The cream is applied to the tight foreskin to reduce inflammation and help it stretch more easily.
  2. Manual Stretching: Gentle stretching exercises, when performed regularly, may help loosen the foreskin over time.
  3. Preputioplasty: Preputioplasty is a surgical procedure that involves making small incisions in the tight foreskin to widen it without removing any tissue. It is a less invasive option compared to full circumcision.
  4. Circumcision: Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin. It is considered a definitive treatment for phimosis, and it is usually recommended when other treatments have not been successful or when there are recurrent complications associated with phimosis.

Surgical Treatment for Phimosis:

If conservative measures, such as steroid creams and stretching exercises, are not effective or if recurrent complications persist, surgical intervention may be considered. The surgical options for phimosis include:

  1. Preputioplasty: As mentioned earlier, preputioplasty involves making small incisions in the tight foreskin to widen it and allow for easier retraction. The procedure preserves the foreskin and is a suitable option for men who want to retain the appearance and protective function of the foreskin.
  2. Circumcision: Circumcision involves the complete surgical removal of the foreskin. It is a common and effective treatment for phimosis and may be recommended if other treatments have failed, or if there are specific medical indications for circumcision.

It’s important to note that the choice of treatment for phimosis depends on the severity of the condition, the presence of associated symptoms or complications, and individual preferences. A healthcare provider or urologist can evaluate the specific case and recommend the most appropriate treatment option.

If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties with phimosis, it’s essential to seek medical advice for proper evaluation and personalized treatment recommendations.

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