Phimosis Treatment in Delhi
The current rate of phimosis is just 1% of total population in India but one can expect one of the best Phimosis treatment in Delhi at Excel Advanced Urology Center. Phimosis can occur naturally or may be the result of scarring. Young boys may not need treatment for phimosis unless it makes urinating difficult or causes other symptoms.
What is Phimosis?
Phimosis is described as the incapability to withdraw the skin (foreskin or prepuce) covering the head (glans) of the penis. Phimosis may seem like a tight ring or “rubber band” of foreskin encompassing the tip of the penis, restricting full withdrawal. Phimosis is classified into two forms: physiologic and pathologic and if you are looking for Phimosis specialist doctor in Delhi, it is none other Doctor Ashish Saini.
Physiologic phimosis: Infants are born with tight foreskin at birth and detachment occurs consistently over time. Phimosis is common for the uncircumcised infant/child and normally gets resolved at around 5-7 years of age, though, the child may be older.
Pathologic phimosis: Phimosis that happens due to scarring, disease or inflammation. Powerful foreskin withdrawal can lead to bleeding, scarring, and psychical trauma for the child and parent. If there is ballooning of the foreskin during urination, trouble with urination, or infection, then treatment may be justified.
The Symptoms of Phimosis
The main symptom of phimosis is the failure to withdraw the foreskin by the age of 3. The foreskin regularly loosens over time, but this process can take longer in some boys. Reaching the age of 17, a boy should be able to comfortably withdraw his foreskin. Another typical symptom of phimosis is a growth of the foreskin while urinating
Care of Uncircumcised Penis
No specific care is needed for foreskin in infancy. The foreskin should not be forcibly withdrawn, yet, gentle withdrawal is okay. In the first few years of life, gentle withdrawal with cleansing underneath the foreskin is adequate during diaper changes or bathing and will end in progressive retraction over time.
The moment the boy is older and the foreskin retracts fully, he will learn to withdraw, cleanse and dry underneath the foreskin as part of his hygiene routine. After withdrawal, the foreskin should be drawn back over the head of the penis and returned to the natural position.
How is phimosis diagnosed?
A doctor will take a full account from the patient, asking about any prior penis infection or injuries they might have had. They may also question about the result of any symptoms on sexual activity. A physical checkup will involve them glancing at the penis and foreskin. The doctor may direct for urine tests to check for urine infections or take a swab from the foreskin area to check for bacteria.
How is phimosis treatment done?
There are three treatment options:
- Proceed to “wait and see” if the phimosis will go off on its own.
- Use a moisturizing cream to help increase the foreskin.
- Have surgery to partially or completely detach the foreskin (circumcision).
A lot of surgeons first suggest waiting to see whether the problem gets more satisfying on its own. The treatment could start with a steroid cream. If that isn’t effective, surgery is recommended by the surgeon
In secondary phimosis, the foreskin grows tight or stuck to the head of the penis as a result of injury, scar tissue or soreness. This type of phimosis may ask for surgery.
Strategies for treatment for phimosis differ depending on the child and the severity of phimosis. The treatment may cover the gentle daily manual withdrawal, topical corticosteroid ointment application or circumcision.