What is phimosis?
Phimosis is a condition marked by the inability of the foreskin to retract from the tip of the penis. Though tight foreskin is quite normal for uncircumcised babies, this usually retracts and loosens up by the time they are 3 years old. This can either happen naturally or may be triggered by scarring. Young children do not need any treatment unless the problem is making it difficult for them to urinate. The need for treatment increases with advancing age.
Our experts will assess your medical history, including prior injuries and infections. You may be asked some questions related to your sexual activity. A physical examination will be carried out to thoroughly examine the penis and foreskin, followed by a urinalysis to check for the signs of urinary tract infection. Our specialists may also conduct a swab test to assess the possibilities of bacterial infection on the foreskin.
The condition can be effectively treated by the surgical removal of the foreskin, which is commonly referred to as circumcision. During the procedure, the foreskin is carefully separated from the head of the penis, and the excess skin is removed. The procedure can help to lower the risks of a wide spectrum of conditions like UTI, STDs, penile cancer, balanitis, phimosis and paraphimosis