Think you might have this condition?

Use the Symptom Checker to check your symptoms

Add this to your profile
Banner for leaf pages 2

Phimosis

Also known as Tight Foreskin

Phimosis (/fɪˈmoʊsəs/ or /faɪˈmoʊsəs/), from the Greek phimos (φῑμός ("muzzle")), is a condition where, in men, the foreskin cannot be fully retracted over the glans penis. The term may also refer to clitoral phimosis in women, whereby the clitoral hood cannot be retracted, limiting exposure of the glans clitoridis.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with phimosis, 44% report having penis pain, 35% report having penis redness, and 24% report having retention of urine. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of phimosis are penis pain, penis redness, bumps on penis, thirst, and symptoms of the scrotum and testes, although you may still have phimosis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with phimosis often receive excision, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), nonoperative urinary system measurements, ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, ureteral catheterization, procedures on the urethra and other non-or therapeutic procedures; male genital .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with phimosis include betamethasone topical product, citric acid / sodium citrate, alteplase, rocuronium, hydrogen peroxide topical, sevoflurane and cyproheptadine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for phimosis include race/ethnicity = other, race/ethnicity = hispanic, sex == male, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years. On the other hand, sex == female almost never get phimosis.

Age

< 1 years
4.7x
1-4 years
5.4x
5-14 years
3.2x
15-29 years
0.3x
30-44 years
0.2x
45-59 years
0.3x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
2.4x
Female
0.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
1.9x
White
0.6x
Other
2.2x
Ajax-loader Loading...