Having a tight foreskin can make you very unhappy but the good news is, there are ways to correct this condition even in the privacy of your home.
Phimosis is actually a common problem and it occurs in young boys and men at any age. Having a very tight foreskin will lead to poor hygiene where you will not be able to clean under your foreskin until it will cause an accumulated white and cheesy substance that will result to other problems such as infections. When the tight foreskin is serious, it will be very painful when the penis is erected.
Severe phimosis will make it painful for you to urinate which will require you to sit while urinating. Sex can also be very painful and worst, it can build fears that it will crack and rip the foreskin. You will feel embarrassment and continued discomfort and pain. But no matter how severe the condition can be, there is a way to treat phimosis which is proven to be safe and effective.
Warning Signs to Watch:
- Severe irritation of the foreskin
- Foreskin becomes reddish and inflamed
- Difficulty and pain in urinating and the presence of smelly discharge
- Bleeding in the penis
There are many ways of managing the condition, either by non-surgical methods or by surgical procedure. Non-surgical techniques include the application of topical creams such as betamethasone to the narrow area of the foreskin for about four to six weeks.
Another way is the famous stretching of the foreskin manually or with the use of balloons or other instruments. This treatment is non-destructive and non-traumatic. This manual stretching can be done without the help of a doctor. With stretching, there is an expansion of the tissue that promotes the growth of new cells to expand the narrow the preputial ring to avoid retraction.
Surgical procedure refers to the full removal of the foreskin to a minor operation to alleviate the tightness of the foreskin. It includes circumcision which is conducted for pathological phimosis and is proven to be safe and effective. Another surgical method is the Dorsal slit or the superincision which is incision which is characterized by a single cut along the upper length of the foreskin from its tip to its corona and exposing the glans without getting rid of any tissue. The subterincision or the ventral slit is a procedure of cutting along the lower length of the foreskin from the tip of the frenulum to the base of the glans and eliminating the frenulum.
These methods, be it non-surgical or surgical procedure, are ways to assure you that there is a way to treat this phimosis so you do not need to worry. Treating phimosis with appropriate method will bring back your confidence and strengthen your intimate relationships.