Phimosis

PhimosisPhimosis is a medical term for a condition in which the foreskin (prepuce) is too tight to be pulled back over the head of the penis (glans). This condition can not usually be detected before the age of five, since it is normal for small children to have a tight foreskin. Phimosis is most commonly detected in adolescence. Although it does not have to cause pain during urination, phimosis causes unbearable pain in penis during erection.

What to do?

If you can’t pull back the foreskin, do not force it. Instead, consult a doctor who may advise you on a relatively light operation, i.e. circumcision. Circumcision is done under general anesthesia and removes the foreskin skin around the head (glans penis).