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Surgical treatment of circumcision for phimosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User : just asking about my penis. when its non erect i can usually pull my foreskin back easily. when i get an erection however its impossible to pull it back. even a slight bit. its also got stuck behind the ridge sometimes. will i defenetaly need a circumcision or is there any alternative? im a bit sensitive about going to the doctor about this!
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   hello
Doctor :   Since when do you have this problem?
User :   as far back as i can remember.
Doctor :   Does it bleed when the penis is erect
Doctor :   ?
User :   not normally, however once when i had sex i must have stretched it to much and it did then. it was as if the foreskin had stretched to much.
User :   i have tried stretching it each day for a while but that didnt help
Doctor :   Its called PHYMOSIS wher the foreskin is attached to the glans (the red front part of the penis )
User :   is that the flap part on the bottom?
User :   on the underside i mean
Doctor :   It can happen either underside or on the upper side , the underside is more common though
User :   i think thats what mine is like
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   The best treatment would be by surgical correction only , other manual conservative methods are not always helpful and if treated by conservative methods its more likely to recur
User :   can you tell me how the p
User :   *procedure works
User :   and what is entalled?
Doctor :   The fore skin attachment is loosened and the foreskin removed
Doctor :   fore skin is removed to prevent the recurrence to 100
Doctor :   %
User :   ok. as i am only 20 is it something that would correct itself overtime if i just left it?
Doctor :   Very rarely,
Doctor :   but can not expect complete relief
User :   would it be a stay in hospital, or would i be in and out the same day?
Doctor :   Its a day care surgery , you may need inpatient care for maximum of one day including the surgery
User :   ok
User :   and would i be put to sleep for the procedure?
Doctor :   No, local anesthesia would suffice
User :   ok
Doctor :   And the circumcision also lowers the risk of penile cancers which would be more in non-operated cases
User :   aah... ok
User :   is there much chance of complications?
User :   i mean, would everything else still be the same apart from the foreskin?
User :   and what about my performance?
Doctor :   very minimal complications that too related to surgery like wound infection thats it
Doctor :   Yes, else will be the same
Doctor :   and i consider circumcision will boost your performance over the time
User :   Thank You very much! I definitely feel more confident about going to see the Doctor and the procedure!
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   No thank you
User :   Thats plenty
User :   Good-Bye!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye,
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