Phimosis is a common male genital disease. Many men do not understand the dangers of phimosis, or are unwilling to go to the hospital for examination due to shyness, face saving, and other reasons, resulting in many cases of phimosis. Experts have pointed out that excessive foreskin may trigger the development of cancer.
After normal male puberty, all or most of the glans is exposed. If the glans cannot be exposed, the foreskin still covers all or most of the glans. However, if the foreskin can be turned up by hand or if the foreskin can be turned up after erection, the glans can be exposed, which is called phimosis. However, some men lack a true understanding of the dangers of phimosis, thinking that having a long foreskin is not dangerous and neglecting treatment. However, although phimosis or foreskin may not cause significant damage temporarily, it does not mean that it will not happen in the future.
Male experts have pointed out that there are four major hazards to phimosis:
1. Causing inflammation of the penis and inducing urinary infections: The sebaceous glands inside the foreskin can secrete a large amount of sebum. If the foreskin is too long and is not discharged in time, the sebum and the sediment in the urine will form a cheese like smegma. smegma is suitable for the growth of bacteria, which can cause inflammation of the penis head and foreskin. Bacteria can also cause urinary tract infection through the urethra.
2. Impact on penile development, leading to disharmony in sexual life: In youth, the penis is enveloped and not stimulated, affecting development. When it forms phimosis or incarceration in adulthood, it will be extremely painful. In severe cases, poor blood flow may lead to edema, and even glans necrosis may occur.
3. Impairment of renal function: Inflammation of the penis can cause narrowing of the urethral opening or anterior urethra, causing difficulty in urination. Long term difficulty urinating can damage the function of the kidneys.
4. Increase the risk of cancer and endanger women's reproductive health: Modern scientific research shows that smegma is a carcinogen. According to the survey, 85% - 95% of penis cancer patients are phimosis or foreskin is too long. The phimosis and foreskin are too long, which will not only affect your health. If you sleep with your wife, you will also bring smegma into the vagina, stimulate the uterus, and induce cervical cancer.