Too long foreskin and phimosis are things that afflict many men. They not only affect the appearance and the feeling of a couple's life, but also can cause local areas to be unable to be cleaned, leading to inflammation; What's more, it can cause penis development disorders.
A survey shows that in China, on average, one in three men has an excessively long foreskin, and one in ten men has phimosis. "Although the foreskin and phimosis problems are small, they can cause great harm.".
It's all caused by the "long foreskin"
Mr. Zhang and his wife entered the marriage palace three months ago, but before their honeymoon, their wife developed frequent and urgent urination problems, often accompanied by labor pains. The doctor determined that she was infected with mycoplasma and chlamydia, and after treatment, her wife gradually got rid of her troubles. However, the good times did not last long, and she experienced a relapse from her old illness, which made her life even more painful after her husband and wife lived together. Finally, Mr. Zhang accompanied his wife to the urological surgery center of a certain hospital. After analyzing the condition, experts suggested that Mr. Zhang also undergo an examination.
It turned out that all this was caused by Mr. Zhang's excessively long foreskin. Experts told Mr. Zhang that he had already been infected with Mycoplasma and Chlamydia, but he had no symptoms for the time being. He also developed a cross infection with his wife, resulting in recurrent episodes of her condition.
What is phimosis and redundant foreskin?
In a man, especially before the age of 7, the foreskin is relatively long, covering the entire penis and the external orifice of the urethra. Later, as puberty develops, the volume and length of the penis increase, and the foreskin recedes, exposing the penis head and urethral orifice outside the foreskin. "If, in adulthood, the opening of the foreskin is narrow, or the foreskin still adheres to the penis head, the foreskin cannot be turned up, exposing the urethral opening or the penis head, which is called phimosis in medicine;"; "If the foreskin can be turned up to reveal the glans, but the opening of the foreskin is very small and does not cover the outer opening of the urethra, it is said that the foreskin is too long.".
Harm of phimosis and overlong foreskin to human body
Whether it's phimosis or excessive foreskin, it's harmful to the human body.
1) Obstructs penis development and affects sexual harmony: phimosis can affect the growth and development of the penis. During puberty, due to the tight wrapping of the penis head and the lack of external stimulation, the development of the penis head is greatly constrained, resulting in a significantly smaller circumference of the crown of the penis after the maturity of the sexual organs, affecting 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 tightly 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 within the foreskin, which 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) Damage to renal function: Inflammation of the penis 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.
4) There is a risk of cancer: redundant foreskin and phimosis, which may induce penis cancer. Modern scientific research has shown that foreskin scaling is a carcinogen. According to surveys, 85% to 95% of patients with penile cancer have phimosis or excessive foreskin. "Prolonged phimosis and foreskin not only affect one's health, but also can bring foreskin dirt into the vagina, stimulating the uterus, and inducing cervical cancer if one sleeps with his wife.".