Phimosis treatment may vary from medicines to surgical and non-surgical methods. For mild phimosis treatment, phimosis steroid creams can be used and manual stretching exercises can be done. In severe cases of phimosis, surgery may be the best option.
Phimosis in infants and young boys does not always need treatment. If your child has phimosis, it is important that a pediatrician evaluates the condition to determine the need of treatment.
Different types of phimosis treatment are:
Phimosis creams– Doctors may recommend topical steroid phimosis ointment application for patients with phimosis symptoms. Most topical creams can help soften the tight foreskin around the penis, which may be easily retracted. Your doctor will suggest how to apply the phimosis cream to the tight foreskin and how often to apply that. The ointment should be massaged into the affected phimosis penis 2 times daily for 6 to 8 weeks along with manual stretching or retraction exercise twice daily, to get relief from phimosis symptoms. Phimosis steroid creams have a success rate of more than 70%.
Phimosis retraction exercises – Retraction exercise is the best non-surgical phimosis treatment. Boys older than 5 years might be recommended some foreskin stretching exercises to try and get relief from phimosis symptoms. However, these exercises should not cause pain and should not be done forcefully.
To do these exercises, apply any phimosis ointment and pull the foreskin back slowly, for about 1 minute, 3-4 times a day. These exercises should not cause discomfort or pain but should loosen the foreskin little by little. If these phimosis exercises are not done correctly, it may cause complications like pain, scars, new adhesions, and paraphimosis or worsen the existing phimosis symptoms.
Circumcision Surgery or Phimosis surgery – Typically, after non-surgical treatment options have proven unsuccessful in reducing the tightness of the foreskin and the foreskin cannot be pulled back to the normal position, the doctor may recommend circumcision (sometimes, known as phimosis surgery). During the circumcision procedure, the surgeon will cut the foreskin to expose the head of the penis. Many men choose to undergo circumcision surgery in order to get permanent relief from foreskin problems and penile infections. Leveraging advanced technology, urologists can perform phimosis surgery through minimally invasive techniques (laser circumcision and stapler circumcision) in less than 30 minutes.
At Pristyn Care, We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment including laser circumcision, stapler circumcision and frenuloplasty surgery.