How Do I Know If I Have Phimosis (Tight Foreskin)?
Phimosis is a condition of unusually tight foreskin that cannot be drawn back from the head of the penis.
It is a constriction of the opening of the foreskin that – it can’t be drawn back over the tip of the penis.
A simple way to find out is just to try to pull your foreskin all the way back until you see the whole head of the penis.
If you cannot do this or if it hurts to do this, you likely suffer from phimosis (tight foreskin).
How Severe are My Phimosis (Tight Foreskin) Condition?
Score 1: Full retraction of the foreskin, tight behind the glans. ☑
Score 2: Partial exposure of glans, prepuce (not congenital adhesions) limiting factor. ☑
Score 3: Partial retraction, meatus just visible. ☑
Score 4: Slight retraction, but some distance between tip and glans, i.e. neither meatus nor glans can be exposed. ☑
Score 5: Absolutely no retraction of the foreskin. ☑
What are the Risk Factors of Phimosis (Tight Foreskin)?
The tightness of the foreskin may interfere with the normal passage of urine.
In severe cases, this may cause retention of urine and urine infection. It also increases the risk of infections of the foreskin and head of the penis.
This problem is especially severe in people with Diabetes.
Also, it may cause pain during sex. If you have phimosis using a condom during sexual intercourse may make the penis more comfortable.
What are the Possible Treatments of Phimosis (Tight Foreskin)?
Your doctor may give you antibiotics if the swabs did showed signs of infection, or may give you a cream for application.
Sometimes, phimosis can be treated simply by stretching the foreskin. Sometimes, doctors will prescribe a cream to help the foreskin stretch.
If the problem is severe and stretching does not help or if the foreskin is badly scarred, the patient may need a circumcision.
Circumcision for adults is a medical treatment option for patients with recurrent foreskin infections, phimosis (tight foreskin opening), and for religious reasons.
If you think you may be suffering from phimosis, see our doctors for a consultation.