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Posted by: Nita | 2012/05/08

Phimosis

What is phimosis? And the dangers of phimosis. Will circumcision help for phimosis?

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“Phimosis, or preputial stenosis, is a term that usually means any condition where the foreskin of the penis cannot be retracted.”. I attach some links that will do for good reading and will surely answer most of your questions - http://menshealth.about.com/cs/embarrassments/a/phimosis.htm; http://www.childrensurgery.co.uk/diagnoses/phimosis.html
I focus your attention on the fact that research suggest that any surgery should be avoided during infancy up to puberty as most infants are born with a foreskin that cannot be retracted and the prepuce may be tight until after puberty.
For further information please consult SASHA’s website at www.sexualhealth.qw.co.za/dru. For referral to a professional in your vicinity, please send an email to helpline.sasha@gmail.com.

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Posted by: Anon | 2012/05/11

I had phimosis from day 1. Went through many years of hell with a tight foreskin and a doctor that insisted he could cure my phimosis. After years of his forcing back my foreskin by literally tearing it away from my glans (head) and having me bleed multiple times and the immense pain I experienced every time, I finally got circumcised. Phimosis if not treated can cause the glans of the penis to be constricted so much that is stunts growth. Based on what I went through and what I know now, I did have my son circumcised as an infant. He is thankful we had it done for him. If you have phimosis, DO NOT let a doctor prescribe you any topical creams. They are steroid based and really thin out the skin to wear it will tear as you get older and will be forced to get circumcised. By that time healing will be a big issue. The younger you are when getting circumcised, the better the result, the quicker it heals and the less hassles.

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Posted by: Sexologist | 2012/05/09

“Phimosis, or preputial stenosis, is a term that usually means any condition where the foreskin of the penis cannot be retracted.”. I attach some links that will do for good reading and will surely answer most of your questions - http://menshealth.about.com/cs/embarrassments/a/phimosis.htm; http://www.childrensurgery.co.uk/diagnoses/phimosis.html
I focus your attention on the fact that research suggest that any surgery should be avoided during infancy up to puberty as most infants are born with a foreskin that cannot be retracted and the prepuce may be tight until after puberty.
For further information please consult SASHA’s website at www.sexualhealth.qw.co.za/dru. For referral to a professional in your vicinity, please send an email to helpline.sasha@gmail.com.

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