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Treatment options for Phimosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Penis Problems
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   are you a qualified doctor
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner.
Doctor :   I believe, I can help you within my expertise.
User :   ok, need some advice, slighty embarassing
User :   issues with penis..and extra foreskin
User :   is this common
Doctor :   Please explain your symptom?
User :   well, when the penis is erect, the foreskin does not retract
User :   easily
User :   unless with a lubricant
User :   and it collects behind the head
Doctor :   Since when are you having this symptom?
User :   years
Doctor :   And may I know your age?
User :   25
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   yes,
User :   but not often as this is an issue for me
Doctor :   Do you have any problems while sexual intercourse?
Doctor :   Problems such as pain?
User :   slightly
Doctor :   Ok
User :   just tightness pain
Doctor :   Let me guide you.
Doctor :   Your condition is medically termed as 'phimosis'
Doctor :   Its a condition where the foreskin is attached to the base of the skin.
User :   ok
Doctor :   All the individual are born with this.
User :   its really affecting my confidence
User :   and im too embarassed to go to the doctor
User :   i just want a cure
Doctor :   However in most of them, they get seperated during the first sexual intercourse.
Doctor :   In such a case, the only curative treatment is by performing a minor surgical procedure known as circumcision.
User :   but that takes away all the foreskin
User :   is there a proceedure just to remove the tightness
User :   or is there a cream ive heard a doctor can prescribe
Doctor :   Circumcision is a procedure where part of the foreskin attached to the base of the penis is removed.
Doctor :   This is the only curative treatment.
User :   so this will mean the penis head is always exposed
Doctor :   The other treatment such as the use of lubricants and anaesthetic gels only help in relieving your symptoms and not the cure.
Doctor :   This is the only solution for the problem.
User :   will the penis head be exposed
User :   all the time
Doctor :   That will depend on how much foreskin is removed.
User :   only a small amount needs to be removed
Doctor :   Which inturn will be decided after a physical examination.
User :   ok
User :   thanks for your time
Doctor :   So I suggest you to consult an urologist for physical examination.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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