How To Deal With Phimosis In Adolescents Aged 17 Years?
Hello my name is Rian I am 17 years old, I have not been circumcised and I have problems with the foreskin of the penis that cannot be pulled back, I often read HealthReplies.com that 1-6 years old is still naturally affected by phimosis, and 1% of children aged 6 -16 years can also experience phimosis, due to dirt in the skin of the foreskin that is still attached to the penis wall, my biology teacher said my growth or development is slower than the child normally, you just simply wait there will definitely be a time where your foreskin skin can be pulled back, and if you are 18-19 years old but still cannot be pulled back, I suggest you check with the doctor. Is it true what my teacher said? Or do I have to be circumcised? What should I do now? I beg of you, I hope that the doctor answers my questions
Hello Rian, thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com.
Phimosis is a condition where the prepuce cannot be pulled backwards, where as you said, 90% of these conditions occur at the age of children, and generally the skin will be pulled at around the age of 3 years. However, it should also be noted that phimosis which persists into adolescence or early adulthood, is a condition that is definitely a disorder and requires further treatment. Phimosis that occurs in adolescence or adulthood can generally be caused by:
Poor hygiene on the penis, resulting in a buildup of dirt under the skin which causes frequent recurrences of infection in the head of the penis which results in the formation of scar tissue resulting in attachment of repeated irritation or inflammation of the penis head Early signs of certain diseases such as diabetes, etc. Other Because your situation is definitely an abnormality, it is advisable to carry out further examination of this condition to the doctor. If it is confirmed that you really have phimosis or not, the new doctor will determine whether you really need to be circumcised or can be helped by using only topical medication. You may also be consulted further with a urologist if you need further therapy.
At this time, you are advised to:
Maintain the cleanliness of your penis by cleaning it using warm water every day and drying it well Do the treatment immediately if you feel any pain or redness in your penis to prevent phimosis from returning. Hope it helps.