Many patients with excessive foreskin are not aware of a problem, which is that excessive foreskin may develop penile lesions. Therefore, experts have made the following introduction to us, hoping that the majority of male friends have a certain understanding of this. Come and have a look with the editor.
Hazards of overlong foreskin
"The skin of the penis is thin, soft, and stretchy. The narrow portion of the skin, which extends to the back of the glans, forms a circular fold around the penis, known as the foreskin of the penis.". "If, in youth, a boy's foreskin still completely covers the outer orifice of the urethra and requires turning his hands up to reveal the outer orifice and glans, it is considered to be too long.".
"If the opening of the foreskin is too small, and the foreskin still completely encloses the glans, it is difficult or impossible to turn over, that is, phimosis.". Both of these conditions can easily lead to urinary scale in the foreskin cavity and accumulation of dirt during bathing. Over time, bacteria can multiply and infect the foreskin and penis, causing inflammation of the foreskin and penis, with symptoms of redness, swelling, heat, pain, edema, and erosion. If attention is not paid at this time, active treatment can induce penile lesions under long-term chronic stimulation.
Penile lesions generally occur in middle-aged men over the age of 40. Early ulceration or papules appear on the head of the penis, and later ulcerate into a larger ulcerated surface. At the beginning, due to the tightness of the foreskin and the inability to turn it up, these lesions covered by the foreskin are not easily detected, and only a slight itching, burning, or pain is felt inside the foreskin. As the disease progresses, the lesion will ulcerate the foreskin and protrude to the surface of the penis. At this point, it can be seen that the head of the penis is ulcerated, or a cauliflower like mass is formed, with pus and a foul odor, which can eventually ulcerate the entire penis.