Handling In Phimosis Other Than Circumcision?
good afternoon I want to ask what is the way to treat phimosis whether it should be circumcised or can be treated other than circumcision
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Phimosis is a condition of abnormality in the penis where the scalp of the penis is firmly attached to the head of the penis. This causes the head of the penis to not fully open and increases the risk of infection. When experiencing this condition, do not force to pull the head of the penis because it can occur paraphimotic conditions, where in the end the foreskin of the penis can be pulled back but can not return, and this feels very painful and belongs to the emergency category.
This condition is actually quite normal in boys who have not been circumcised when under the age of 3 years. After that, the majority will loosen by itself so that it can be moved without coercion or pain. Regarding your question, treating phimosis will depend on the condition. If it occurs in children under 3 years and there are no symptoms, the doctor will not recommend circumcision because after 3 years it may improve by itself. If it occurs in children over the age of 3 years or adults with mild symptoms, the doctor still will not require circumcision and enough with medication, although it has begun to recommend to avoid recurrence. But if the symptoms are severe, or have recurred frequently, then the doctor will strongly recommend circumcision. On the other hand, if the doctor has not advocated circumcision but the patient or patient's parent wants circumcision, then it is not a problem to do.
Therefore for your question, the most able to answer it in detail is a urologist. Because for your question, we don't even know how old the person who is suspected of fimosis is. We also can not be sure whether he is really experiencing phimosis or other conditions. So by checking directly to the doctor, misunderstandings can be avoided and the answers you get can be more complete. If it is then recommended for circumcision but you are not pleased, then as a patient you have the right to refuse it. So, hopefully answering your question.