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Surgery suggested for tight penile foreskin. Any other treatment options? Any side effects of the surgery? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you ?
User:I'm 27 years old and I have a tight foreskin which doesn't pull back. I'm very anxious and need help to rectify it
Doctor:Ok, it is a common condition seen in males
Doctor:Its called PHIMOSIS
Doctor:Have you got it examined any time by a doctor ?
User:No not yet
Doctor:I suggest you visit a Urologist
Doctor:If it is of milder degree it can be treated with steroid ointments
Doctor:If severe you may be needing a minor surgical procedure called Circumcision
User:the foreskin completely covers the glans and it has a narrow opening at the tip
User:i'm not sure how mild or severe it is
Doctor:Based on the description you provided I believe you will need the surgery to correct it
User:I feel too embarrassed to tell my parents about it. How long will the surgery take? Do I need someone to take me home after that
Doctor:No, its a simple surgery. It does not take more than two days of hospital stay
User:So it means I need to get admitted for more than a day?
User:I'm told that there are lot of side effects. Is it true? Any complications ?
Doctor:No not all
Doctor:Only rare complication is its recurrence
User:I don't find any problem while masturbating. Should I still need to get it done?
Doctor:Yes, I do recommend you to get it done. You my find difficulty in performing intercourse with your partner
User:is there any specific hospital which does the surgery
Doctor:Almost all hospitals with operation theater XXXXXXX do this
Doctor:This is a common surgery
User:can I go to work after the surgery? I mean how soon can I
Doctor:Within two days
User:ok, I get itching in my butt hole everynight while I sleep. It's very hard to control and it's become a habit. Is it because of any infection?
Doctor:Yes, it could be due to worm infestation
Doctor:You can take Benadryl to get relieve from itching but you have to take deworming medications.
User:what do I do for that
Doctor:You may have to ask your treating doctor for the deworming medication he after examining you can formulate a specific dosage and advice you
User:can I ask this to a urologist ?
Doctor:Yes, you can.
User:ok thanks. Do we contract any diseases by oral sex? if with multiple partners
Doctor:Disease like HIV, Herpes, Candidiasis etc
User:even if they are healthy.. i mean without them having any of those diseases
Doctor:No, the above diseases if present in your partner can cause infection in you
Doctor:Is there anything I can help you with ?
User:just one more thing. I get a transparent semen sometimes when i masturbate. does it have to be thick all the time ?
User:also I ejaculate too early. How do i hold it for long?
Doctor:More frequent masturbation can lead to thin semen. There is no need to worry about that.
User:any medications to control early ejaculation?
Doctor:There are no medications with good success. The best technique is to follow exercises like Kegel exercises
User:okay. that's it for now. thanks for the suggestions
Doctor:You are welcome
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