Seek Effective and Permanent Treatment for Tight foreskin by Circumcision
A tight foreskin in adults is a common and treatable condition. It usually occurs due to inflammation of the foreskin or chronic infection. The foreskin may become tight, which may compromise penis hygiene and can lead to inflammation, infections, drying out of the inner foreskin, cracking of the skin, and scarring. Eventually, the condition might deteriorate to the point where the foreskin cannot be moved or retracted and the individual has trouble urinating and may also have pain and bleeding with erection and during intercourse. The man may also experience be able to have a normal sex life and may also be unable to masturbate.
Treatment of tight foreskin can be with steroid cream in the first mode of treatment if the condition is not very advanced. But, only some men derive satisfactory long term results with such phimosis steroid creams and the condition may also be recurrent. The most effective and permanent treatment for tight foreskin conditions including phimosis, paraphimosis, etc. is circumcision, which involves removal of the foreskin. This is performed as a day stay procedure under a local or general anesthetic. If you are suffering from a tight foreskin condition, you should not ignore the condition and meet our expert doctor for phimosis treatment.
What treatments are available for phimosis?
The first mode of treatment for phimosis (tight foreskin that cannot be pulled back over the glans) is stretching exercises and using phimosis steroids creams. In approximately 70 to 80% of the cases, using prescription topical steroid cream for a certain course of time, as recommended by the doctor, can treat phimosis. However, steroid creams often take several weeks or months to provide relief and gradual manual retraction of the foreskin is also recommended. Recurrence of phimosis, balanitis or other infections is common if proper care and hygiene of the penis are not maintained.
For phimosis that keeps coming back and is not resolved with various other treatments, circumcision is recommended. Circumcision is a successful and effective option for the permanent treatment of phimosis, balanitis and other foreskin problems. The surgery requires local or general anesthesia and can be safely carried out in infants, young boys, adults and older men. Circumcision is completed in under 30 minutes and does not require hospitalisation.
Why is circumcision surgery performed?
Circumcision surgery is generally performed for-
- Phimosis (tight foreskin that cannot be retracted to expose the head of penis)
- Paraphimosis (retracted foreskin cannot be pulled back)
- Balanitis (inflammation of glans or head of penis)
- Cosmetic or hygiene reasons
- Religious or cultural aspects
- Tearing of the foreskin
Circumcision is a simple procedure and can be safely carried out in infants, young children and adults. Our circumcision doctors specialize in minimally invasive laser circumcision. Contact us to know more about the procedure or to schedule a consultation for laser circumcision.
What are the health benefits of circumcision?
- Easier hygiene
- Decreased risk of urinary tract infections
- Prevention of penile problems such as phimosis, paraphimosis, balanitis, etc
- Decreased risk of penile cancer
- Decreased risk of STDs including HIV.
To learn more about circumcision procedure and its benefits, contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our board certified circumcision doctors in Guwahati.
Does circumcision reduce the sensitivity of penis?
This question has been a concern for patients and a topic of debate for experts for many years. Some are of the view that the sensitivity of the penis, in particular during sex, is affected after a circumcision, while others disagree with this.
A 2016 study found that for uncircumcised penises, the foreskin was the most sensitive part of the penis to touch. Although, the study also highlighted the fact that this does not mean that a man’s experience of sexual pleasure changes if you are circumcised or uncircumcised.
On the other hand, a 2011 study reveals that circumcised men reported that they can last longer in bed and it took longer to reach orgasm. However, a response to the study that came in 2012 points out that the previous 2011 study showed no direct link between sexual satisfaction and circumcision. They also put light on various factors that might have misconstrued the outcomes of the study.
Sources– https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21672947 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3383191/
If you believe you are suffering from aphimposis, praphimosis or other foreskin or penile problem, visit our exceedingly skilled and renowned doctors to discuss your symptoms.
Circumcision in adults
Circumcision is more associated with adults than in infants. Patients who undergo circumcision usually do it for religious or medical reasons. Here is what you can expect during the surgery –
- During the procedure – The anesthesiologists administer anesthesia before the surgery to sedate your surgical site for a painless experience. The procedure can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the surgical expertise of the urologists and the medical health of the patient. The doctor clips the foreskin away from the tip of the penis and removes the excess skin. The skin is then cauterized or stitched back to the shaft with sutures that eventually dissolve. You can go home on the same day of the surgery if your doctor sees you fit.
- After the surgery – You’re likely to experience swelling and bruising during the initial hours after the surgery. Applying ice to your groin for 10 to 20 minutes after every two hours can help reduce pain after the surgery. It is also important to change your dressing frequently, as suggested by your medical practitioner, to keep your penis clean and prevent infection. Since recovery may take around 2 weeks, depending on the health condition of the patient, you may have to take a week off from work.
Circumcision in children
Circumcision in infants can be performed on the second or third day after the birth. Some people prefer circumcising their children during later stages in life due to social, religious, or medical purposes. It is important to consult a physician regarding your child’s health before their circumcision procedure. If you are considering circumcision for your child, here are some things you should know-
- Preparing your baby for the procedure – First, consult the doctor regarding your baby’s health and all the risks and complications involved during the procedure. In some cases, when the baby is born premature, involving problems related to penile health, etc., parents can delay the procedure. Your medical practitioner will explain all the possible risks and complications related to the surgery, and after you have signed the consent form, the doctor will begin the procedure.
- During the procedure – If the circumcision is done for the newborn, they’ll be awake during the procedure. Once the procedure is done, the doctor will inject an anesthetic near the base of the penis to ease the pain. Doctors may choose to apply cream reliever ointment as an alternative to anesthetic injection. The surgeon inserts clamps or plastic rings to clip off the excess foreskin. The ring that stays on usually falls off a few days after the circumcision. The surgery usually takes around 10 minutes, and you can leave with your baby a few hours after the procedure after consulting the doctor.
- After the procedure – The procedure may make your kid fussy and irritable and so it is not advisable to put pressure on their penis. The tip of the penis may appear red and swollen, along with a yellow crust on the tip as well. This should go away on its own within 7 to 10 days after the procedure. You can gently wash the penis and regularly change the bandages while changing their diapers. You can use lubrication to keep the penis from sticking to the diaper. Changing diapers regularly can help ward off infection.
Benefits of Laser circumcision
Laser circumcision – Laser circumcision is an advanced method used as an alternative for traditional circumcision procedures. This involves the removal of the foreskin of the penis surgically for religious or medical purposes. It involves a laser or a powerful light beam to remove the foreskin around the tip of the penis. Surgeons with laser circumcision are able to achieve high precision, making it a more preferred surgical method today. Laser circumcision involves faster recovery and fewer chances of complications.
Benefits of laser circumcision include the following-