Phimosis is referred to as the inability to retract the skin covering th penile head ie glans (prepuce/ foreskin). When a child has Phemosis, the penis foreskin appears to be a tight rubber band/ ring or “rubber band.”
Types & Causes:
- At birth, in uncircumcised infants, resolves by itself around normally 5 to 7 years of age or later.
- Urinary/ Foreskin Infection.
- Local Inflammation.
- Unhealthy lifestyle.
- Urinary tract infection.
- Urinary retention.
- Penile/ urinary bleeding.
- Problematic Urination.
- Itching/ Irritation due to smegma deposits.
- Balloon like foreskin during urination.
- Penile Observation Analysis.
- Analysis of Urine sample.
- Urine culture.
- CT- scan (computerized tomography).
- Daily Gentle exercise of manual retraction.
- Topical Corticosteroid therapy.
Prevention & Precaution is Better than Cure:
- Regular check-up and tests.
- Avoid forceful retraction, can lead to bleeding and pain.
- Psychological counseling.
All above, treatments are finalized taking into consideration the overall health, severity, age and other ailments of the patient.