"Prolonged foreskin refers to the condition in which the penis is in a relaxed state and the foreskin covers the entire glans. If the foreskin not only covers the entire glans, but also has a narrow opening, the foreskin cannot be turned out, this state is called phimosis in medicine.".
Regardless of whether the foreskin is too long or phimosis, it is characterized by the foreskin covering the glans glans and urethral orifice for a long time, preventing mucus secreted by glands in the inner plate of the foreskin, urethra, and coronal groove from being discharged and depositing within the foreskin. With the "irrigation" of urine, the foreskin and local areas of the coronal sulcus become a good breeding area for bacteria. Those secretions and organic components in urine become a natural "food depot" for bacteria. Bacteria multiply and thrive in fertile, temperature and humidity appropriate breeding bags, and occasionally "make waves" in local areas.
Especially in summer, when the gland secretion of the human body is strong, it provides sufficient nutrition for bacteria, and the bacterial family also thrives. "They mainly cause glans foreskin inflammation, manifested as local redness, papules, ulcers, etc. In some patients, bacteria develop deep into the human body through the urethra, and can invade the prostate, seminal vesicle, epididymis, testicles, and other male reproductive systems.". Especially in patients with phimosis, a large amount of secretion cannot be discharged, and accumulation can form foreskin scaling. Children with phimosis often see concave and convex "bumps" on the surface of the foreskin, which are foreskin scaling.
Prolonged foreskin hinders 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 by the foreskin 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.
"Inflammation of the penis, with abundant sebaceous glands within the foreskin, 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 ".".
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.
There is a risk of cancer. Either phimosis or redundant prepuce should be treated as soon as possible, because it is likely to become an infectious agent of urogenital diseases, and will also bring germs to his wife. Some patients may even become cancerous, and his wife's incidence rate of cervical cancer will be far higher than that of other normal women
Long foreskin in urgent need of cosmetic surgery
Due to the long foreskin, which creates a good place for bacteria to survive and lurk, anti-inflammatory treatment is difficult to complete. Often, "a single spark can ignite the prairie fire again," leading to a recurrence of foreskin balanitis. Some patients have experienced decades of balanitis, which chronically stimulates glans epithelial cells, eventually leading to the transformation of quantitative to qualitative changes, causing penis cancer and endangering lives. The harm of long foreskin to humans cannot be ignored.
Epidemiological investigations have found that early "prepuce surgery" - circumcision - can prevent the occurrence of penile cancer due to excessive foreskin. "There is almost no penile cancer in Jews, because all boys in this nation undergo circumcision to remove the cause of penile cancer. Therefore, circumcision is of great significance in preventing penile cancer.". In addition, Jews performed prepucectomy on boys early, and the incidence rate of penis cancer was almost zero, which showed that the earlier the prepuce was removed, the lower the incidence of penis cancer. Therefore, it is necessary for reproductive health to perform foreskin "plastic surgery" for long foreskin. When patients with foreskin and phimosis develop foreskin, white spots on the foreskin, refractory glans ulcers, glans tumors, etc., they should seek medical attention as soon as possible.