12 August

Phimosis - types , causes, treatment

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experts call the abnormal structure of the penis, which is expressed in a sharp narrowing of the foreskin that prevents the opening of the head.The degree of release of the glans penis with phimosis may be different - from the painful and time-consuming to complete the opening of adhesion of the foreskin from the head skin.

disease phimosis in boys may be either congenital or acquired in nature.The first case is the most common, and even has the name of the so-called physiological phimosis in children, which takes place on their own to a certain age.Acquired phimosis can occur at any age and the cause of it, as a rule, is in the transferred inflammatory diseases of the penis or the urethra, leading to loss of elasticity and narrowing of the foreskin.It is also a common cause of phimosis in adult men is mechanical injury in the genital area.

presence of phimosis at any age leads to various complications both physiologically moral plan.Firstly, constantly closed the foreskin of the

penis head is a hotbed of chronic infection by accumulating urine residue and evolved physiological secretion.

addition, phimosis adults inevitably causes psychological suffering, as a source of sexual dysfunction in men - from pain during sexual intercourse with a partner to complete impossibility of its realization.Also, lack of adequate and timely treatment of phimosis in mature male leads to the formation of various complexes and general neuroticism.


1. phimosis Phimosis in children

In most cases, phimosis in children diagnosed before the age of two to three years.As mentioned above, many experts call a state of physiological and claim that the treatment of phimosis in boys does not have to be to surgical intervention.

Upon reaching the age of 6-7 years of phimosis in children usually takes place, and the head of the penis is released spontaneously.However, parents who have decided to wait with the operation of phimosis before that age, you should be aware of mandatory compliance hygiene of sex organs in baby - washing the head of the penis after each urination.In addition, at physiological phimosis in boys, experts recommend to avoid the accumulation of pathogens daily processing area between the foreskin and sensitive skin of the head with antiseptic solutions (chlorhexidine, miramistinom and so on. N.).

If after reaching a boy of seven years the trend for the opening of the penis head is not observed, then this clearly is a surgery of phimosis in the hospital.

2. Phimosis in adults

cases of phimosis in adult men are fairly common.The main reason for most of the disease - the lack of treatment of congenital phimosis.

Sometimes the disease appears suddenly in puberty a young man.Due to the drastic hormonal surge occurs the rapid development of sex organs with each other form of inappropriate size of the foreskin and the glans.This phimosis in adults is less pronounced degree than the disease, preserved since childhood.

Degrees phimosis

Experts classify the disease according to the degree of opening phimosis glans penis:

first degree.This degree of phimosis is characterized by the fact that the rest of the penis head is easily released from the foreskin.In order to move the foreskin in erection required to make minor efforts.

second degree.Erect penis is not released from the foreskin, even with considerable effort.At rest, the head is freely exposed, or with slight difficulty.

third degree.Trying to stretch or move the foreskin from the glans penis in erection cause sharp pain and the formation of gaps bleeding.At rest, with a huge effort, it is possible to release the head of the penis foreskin.Problems with the urethra act at a given degree of phimosis absent.

fourth degree.The head of the penis foreskin is fully closed.At the beginning of urination inflated prepuce (foreskin bag), then the urine is difficult to stand out from a narrow opening in a thin stream or squeezed drops.

Causes of phimosis

main cause of phimosis is not yet definitively established, but experts tend to associate the disease with insufficient production of body connective tissue.This predisposition is usually genetic in nature and is often accompanied by other disease phimosis malformations - heart valve disease, varicocele, flat feet, and other abnormalities.

Treatment of phimosis

Until recently, doctors attempted to treat phimosis with the help of drugs (for example, hormonal agents).But the practical results of such treatment of phimosis did not bring long-awaited relief to the patient.

Today unique and proven method of getting rid of the problem is tsirkumatsiya - phimosis surgery, which is a partial or complete circumcision.

Such alternative methods of treatment of phimosis, a stretching of the foreskin to the glans penis release, are not recommended for individual use in the home, especially if children are involved.

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