What's wrong with phimosis?
Phimosis refers to the narrow opening of the foreskin, which makes it difficult to turn over the foreskin. It is one of the common diseases in andrology and a major problem for men. From childhood onward, everyone's penis has been in a phimosis state, with the glans completely covered by foreskin. At puberty, when the penis is erect, the foreskin is pulled down and the glans is exposed. In some children, the foreskin opening is very small, which prevents the foreskin from receding, hindering the development of the penis head and even the entire penis. The external orifice of the urethra is also small, leading to problems with difficulty urinating.
Why should a man treat phimosis?
Due to phimosis and stricture of the urethral orifice, the bladder sphincter constricts during urination, and the internal pressure in the bladder exceeds the pressure that the bladder's Mao's sheath can withstand before or at the same time overcoming urethral resistance. Urine flows back along the ureter, causing ureteral and renal pelvis expansion, causing bacterial infections in the upper urinary tract and scar formation, leading to secondary reflux kidney disease and even renal function damage.
What are the hazards of phimosis?
1. Affect the harmony of sexual life:
"Phimosis can affect the growth and development of the penis. During puberty, due to the fact that the penis is firmly surrounded by the foreskin and cannot receive external stimulation, the development of the penis is greatly constrained, resulting in a significantly smaller circumferential diameter of the crown of the penis after sexual organ development and maturation, which affects sexual pleasure.". Adults may have a long foreskin or phimosis that affects their normal sexual life.
Especially for men with a small diameter of the foreskin, the upturned foreskin cannot be restored, and the foreskin is firmly stuck in the coronal groove, forming an incarcerated phimosis, causing less pain. In severe cases, glans edema may occur due to poor blood flow, and even glans necrosis may occur.
2 Inflammation of the penis:
There are abundant sebaceous glands in the foreskin that can secrete a large amount of sebum. "When the phimosis or foreskin is too long, the secretion of the sebaceous glands within the foreskin cannot be discharged, and the deposits in the sebum and urine synthesize a cheesy and odorous" foreskin scale ".". Scald on the foreskin is suitable for bacterial growth and can cause inflammation of the penis and foreskin. Germs can also cause urinary tract infections through the urethra. Inflammation that occurs at the urethral orifice can cause narrowing of the urethral orifice after healing, causing difficulty in urination.
3 Risk of pathological changes:
Prolonged foreskin and phimosis may induce penile lesions. "The phimosis and foreskin are too long, which not only affect your physical health, but also bring foreskin dirt into the vagina if you sleep with your wife, stimulating the uterus, and inducing cervical lesions.".
Impairment of renal function:
Impairment of renal function Due to inflammation of the penis, it can cause stricture of the urethral orifice or anterior urethra, causing difficulty in urination. If urination is difficult for a long time, the function of the kidneys will be impaired.