What is phimosis?

What is phimosis?

What is Phimosis? Phimosis is defined as the inability to retract the skin (foreskin or prepuce) covering the head (glans) of the penis. Phimosis may appear as a tight ring or “rubber band” of foreskin around the tip of the penis, preventing full retraction.

What is anterior capsular phimosis?

Anterior capsular phimosis is the centripetal fibrosis and contraction of the capsulorhexis after cataract extraction. Individuals with zonular laxity are at increased risk for this condition. Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

What are the signs and symptoms of uncircumcised phimosis?

In physiologic phimosis, benign (non-life threatening) conditions may occur that are common in uncircumcised males, including; cysts related to smegma production/trapping and transient painless ballooning of the foreskin during urination.

Do you know the severity level of your 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.

How do you get rid of phimosis?

Phimosis. This is an effective treatment in most males. These topical ointments are used to help soften the tight foreskin around the penis, so the foreskin may be easily retracted. Your provider will demonstrate how to apply the ointment to the tight ring of foreskin and/or head of the penis.

What are the effects of phimosis in babies?

Phimosis. Forceful foreskin retraction can lead to bleeding, scarring, and psychological trauma for the child and parent. If there is ballooning of the foreskin during urination, difficulty with urination, or infection, then treatment may be warranted. Care of Uncircumcised Penis: No special care is required for foreskin in infancy.

What is the normal range of phimosis?

No phimosis (Over 36 or 38 mm) This is where you want to be. At this stage, there is no tightness in your foreskin opening or ridged band and you can now move your foreskin back and forth over the glans and corona freely without the foreskin opening getting stuck anywhere.

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