In clinical practice, phimosis is not as common as excessive foreskin. Therefore, many male friends are not deeply aware of the dangers of phimosis.
How harmful is phimosis?
There are two types of phimosis: congenital and acquired. Congenital phimosis can stimulate the mucous membrane due to the accumulation of secretions under the foreskin, which can cause foreskin inflammation of the penis. Acquired phimosis is often caused by foreskin inflammation of the penis and damage to the foreskin and penis.
The harm of phimosis to men themselves
Due to the narrow and pinhole shaped opening of the foreskin, phimosis can cause varying degrees of difficulty in urinating, with slow and fine urine flow, and the foreskin swells up during urination. Scald on the foreskin, presenting as a small white lump. Penile foreskin inflammation, when inflammation occurs, the foreskin mouth becomes red and swollen, with purulent secretions. Incarcerated phimosis with severe pain and edema of the foreskin. A narrow ring can be seen at the upper edge, and the penis head is dark purple. Difficulty urinating, prolonged incarcerated foreskin necrosis. Related understanding: Does Yantai Xin'an Andrology Hospital need to be hospitalized after undergoing phimosis surgery
Can phimosis affect women's health?
Phimosis can cause edema, congestion, erosion, and repeated cross infection of the glans mucosa of the foreskin, leading to the formation of foreskin balanitis, foreskin adhesion, foreskin stones, and even foreskin incarceration, leading to severe consequences such as foreskin balanitis necrosis. At the same time, it can also introduce a variety of bacteria into women's bodies through marital sexual life, leading to the occurrence of diseases such as female vaginitis, cervicitis, cervical erosion, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, and cervical cancer. Serious harm to the life and health of his wife. Therefore, there is no reason why men with phimosis should not undergo surgery.
How to treat phimosis in children
1. The phimosis of a newborn is congenital and does not require treatment or circumcision.
2. "The majority of infants with" physiological phimosis "who do not have symptoms such as difficulty urinating and infection of the foreskin do not need treatment. As they age, the foreskin retracts on its own.".
3. "Symptomatic" physiological phimosis "can be seen in pediatric surgery. The doctor will try to turn the foreskin upside down, expand the foreskin opening, expose the penis head, remove the foreskin scale, and apply antibiotic ointment to lubricate it. The treatment process can be completed in only a few minutes.".
4. "Pathological phimosis" in children, such as scar formation at the foreskin opening, and recurrent penile foreskin inflammation, require surgical treatment and circumcision.
What to do when incarcerated phimosis occurs
"If incarcerated phimosis cannot be repositioned in a timely manner, it can cause blood and lymphatic reflux disorders in the prepuce and head of the penis, leading to local blood stasis and edema. The longer the time, the more severe the blood stasis and edema, the higher the internal pressure, and ultimately lead to local ischemia, tissue ulcers, or necrosis. Men should pay attention.".
After the occurrence of incarcerated phimosis, the patient can first try to reposition themselves. First, hold the swollen area of the foreskin in the coronal groove of the penis with one hand for one to two minutes to gradually dissipate the edema. Then, pinch the penis head with the left thumb and index finger while pulling outward, and then pull the foreskin ring of the coronal groove back with the right hand to flatten the wrinkled part of the foreskin. At this time, release the left hand, and use the right hand to push the narrow part of the foreskin towards the glans, so that the glans will shrink into the foreskin.