Phimosis is a health condition in which the prepuce (foreskin) covering the glans (head of the penis) is too tight to be retracted or pulled back. It is common in babies. Older children may also develop it because of scarring from a skin condition.
Young boys usually do not need any treatment for this condition unless they develop symptoms. However, as they grow up, the need for proper treatment is likely to increase.
There are two forms of phimosis—physiologic and pathologic. Physiologic phimosis refers to the condition in which a child is born with a tight foreskin. Easy retraction occurs as they grow old naturally. Pathologic phimosis means scarring-induced phimosis or infection in the penis or the foreskin.
Repeated urinary tract infections
Repeated rough handling of the foreskin
Sexually transmitted infections
Eczema (a skin condition that makes the skin dry, red, and itchy)
Psoriasis (another skin condition that makes skin flaky and red)
Soreness, itchiness, and odor
Redness and swelling
A buildup of thick fluid
Pain when urinating
Pain in the penis while erection
The doctor will take a full history, asking about any previous penis infection or injuries they might have had and also inquire about the impact of any symptoms on sexual activity. Doctor will do a physical examination by looking at the penis and foreskin, may order urine tests to check for urine infections or take a swab from the foreskin area to check for bacteria.
Phimosis that cannot be treated by daily retraction of foreskin, application of ointments etc., doctors may suggest circumcision, in which all or part of the foreskin is removed surgically. Other than the traditional open surgery, some of the advanced methods are:
Laser circumcision: In this procedure, a high-powered laser is used to peel the foreskin and the tip of the penis is freed, with this method FirstCure Health surgeons are able to achieve high precision.
ZSR Circumcision: FirstCure Health promotes the use of this surgery method as it is the most advanced method, quickest, painless and bloodless and ensures quick recovery. ZSR circumcision is a revolutionary procedure that uses a disposable surgical stapler which is a hand-held, sterile equipment with which the surgeon cuts, covers the skin edges with silicon ring and staples it to hold the skin together using the same device, unlike conventional circumcision.
It is a quick and minimally-invasive procedure where the surgeon cuts while applying clips (stitches) in circular rows near the incision line using the same device.
In the case of traditional circumcision, the doctor, at first, cuts the foreskin and then seals it using sutures. It takes time and is likely to be painful.
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Our services are reasonably priced to make them accessible to the masses. We offer multiple payment options, no cost EMIs, discounted diagnostics tests while supporting a wide range of insurance policies.
FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from booking consultations, second opinions, arranging diagnostic tests, insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge and post-surgery follow-up consultation.
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To schedule an appointment, you can either call us or send us an email at email@example.com. Our team will assist you in scheduling an appointment with one of FirstCure specialist doctors based on your medical condition.
FirstCure Counsellor will discuss and understand your condition and help you in planning your OPD and will connect you with the best surgeon based on your needs. Basis the Consultation with the surgeon, our Counsellor will guide you in choosing the best treatment option, package and hospital.
FirstCure only offers elective surgical procedures in various specializations which can be planned and scheduled in advance to take place on a particular day. It does not provide any kind of emergency services or equipped to handle trauma situations.
Yes, FirstCure Counsellor will assist you in consulting with the surgeons online through a call from anywhere and discuss their health condition. Basis the discussions, our doctor may prescribe the necessary medication and diagnostic tests.
Absolutely, FirstCure Counsellor can arrange a second opinion from one of its expert doctors. The appointment process will work similarly to how a new consultation happens. The doctor will review your case history (prescriptions, medications, test reports etc.) and confirm the treatment or recommend an alternative course. We can also arrange a second opinion from another FirstCure doctor after consultation with one of our doctors.
Your dedicated FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from organizing the surgery, handling insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge formalities and post-surgery follow-up consultation.
Our partner hospitals have a large variety of insurers empaneled with them because of which we are able to support cashless treatments in most of the cases. If you have a health insurance coverage for your surgery, depending on the insurance type and terms and conditions of the policy, we will assist you in all the paperwork required for cashless approvals and reimbursements. We ensure that the maximum possible amount gets approved and quickly.
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