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Circumcision as a treatment for phimosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hello Doctor,
Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   Doc i am not able to retrct my foreskin
Doctor :  
ok
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since when are you facing this problem?
User :   i consulted a doctor in Mumbai he said that i am suffering from Phimosis
Doctor :  
ok
User :   he prescribed me soframysin oinment
Doctor :  
inability to retract foreskin is called Phimosis
User :   i used it for 3 months but no use
Doctor :  
since when have you been using the ointment?
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
the treatment of phimosis can be two dimensional
User :   sometimes it foreskin turns red and also cuts appear
Doctor :  
1) conservative with help of steroid creams and other antibiotics
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2) other treatment involves surgery for permanent cure
User :   please suggest me any steroid cram and tablets
User :   surgery? is it a complex surgery
Doctor :  
these medications are prescription medicines, and since I am not examining you personally it will be unethical to prescribe to you
Doctor :  
please provide your location details such that I can suggest you to visit a particular doctor
Doctor :  
from whom you can take the prescription
User :   i am from Kukatpally, Hyderabad
Doctor :  
your problem should be handled by a Urologist
User :   ok
User :   can you please educate me about surgery
User :   and any side effects
Doctor :   the surgery involved is a minor one
User :   the same day can i go to work
Doctor :  
in which the foreskin is removed, it is called 'circumcision' and it is the permanent cure for this
Doctor :  
it will require one day of hospitalization
User :   so the next day can i go to normal work
Doctor :  
you can consult a Urologist in Apollo Hospital in HYderabad
User :   ok
Doctor :  
yes you can go for work provided it is not strenuous work
User :   can you please tell me are there any sideeffects of circumcision
Doctor :  
usually there wil not be any untoward side effects from it
Doctor :  
it will actualy reduce the chances of repeated urinary infections
User :   I am not yet married, will circumcision effect my married life
Doctor :  
and also other complication of Phimosis
Doctor :  
no it will not affect your married life
Doctor :  
absence of foreskin will actually lead to increased sensitiveness of the penis tip and will help you to achieve an erection faster compared to normal men
Doctor :  
you can have a perfectly normal and satisfying married / sexual life
User :   ok
Doctor :  
have you followed what i have said?
User :   will any scars appear on penis after surgery
Doctor :  
is there any other query that you would like to ask?
Doctor :  
no usually there will not be any scars on the penis
User :   ok
Doctor :  
the penis is not touched, only the foreskin is removed
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there any other query that you would like to ask?

User :   thanks doctor
User :   just one more question
User :   right now i am travelling and will be in Hyderabad only after 15 days, meanwhile can you suggest me any ointment for temporary relief
Doctor :   you can continue to use the ointment that is already prescribed to you
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where are you located now?
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will you be able to visit to a clinic or a doctor now?
Doctor :  
since I am not examining you personally, I will not be able to prescribe you prescriptions medicines, your condition needs a steroid cream which is a prescription medicine
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