Phimosis and Circumcision – Frequently Asked Questions
Phimosis and circumcision is a topic which men fear or shame to discuss openly. Phimosis is a problem that affects mostly young men in active reproductive age. Often for months and years, they suffer and realize they have a problem but do not dare to seek medical advice or delay it because of ignorance, fear and even shame. From my experience it is noted that usually passes over a year from the appearance of complaints to the decision to consult a urologist, during which the men are seeking for treatment through various herbs, creams or other alternative methods. Such a reaction is quite normal – it is still “the most important” organ in the male body, but such behavior actually not only delays treatment and over time phimosis becomes more severe. As a consequencemore aggressive treatment is required.
In this section we try to answer the most common questions on the subject to reveal the fears and myths associated with it and to explain that the meeting with a specialist urologist can only help you seamlessly to regain normal sexual life.
Phimosis and circumcision – Phimosis prevents you the growth of the penis?
No, because it is a cosmetic defect that does not restrict the growth and development of the penis.
Phimosis prevents you have erections and sex?
By itself, it does not interfere with the erection, but when it is severe and phimosis ring is narrow, making the erection unpleasant or even painful. The same applies during intercourse, especially if it is without a condom when the draw and tension on the glans and foreskin, respectively, are much more powerful and uncontrolled (as opposed to masturbation). In some severe cases when phimosis is very complicated and does not allow stripping, men just avoid sex becauseit is very painful.
Is it possible treatment without circumcision?
Phimosis is treated by surgical circumcision. Only cases of very mild phimosis could be treated with a corticosteroid creams that relax tight skin, but experience shows that most often only delays the process, without being removed. The only definitive treatment is to remove the narrowed section of skin, which can not happen with medicines and creams, but by cutting him.
Phimosis and circumcision – Is circumcision painful and is there pain after that?
Circumcision is a short surgical procedure that most often is done with local anesthesia. Of course, it is possible brief intravenous anesthesia where the patient falls asleep briefly and spinal that reduce pain body from the waist down, but most often they are redundant. The anesthetic lasts about an hour and after passing a slight, bearable pain, which prescribe painkillers and is easily tolerated by patients.
Phimosis and circumcision – What will I do if I get an erection in the days after the surgery?
Erection itself will not break strings as there is enough skin after surgery, which allows free enlargement of penis length as well as heal everything and then. The problem in the days after the surgery is that erection is slightly painful, since it has a rather mechanical irritation of the wound at the very stretching. The truth is that patients are so stressed after surgery that they did not have erotic thoughts and ultimately, the problem of pain in erection remains minimal.
Phimosis and circumcision – How long does it take to heal completely?
As with any other wound, it takes time to heal the skin – an average of 12-15 days. As for the threads, the most convenient for the patient and the doctors is to use dissolvable – i.e. those that fall alone, one by one after 15-20 days. It is important to note that the healing of the wound and the fall of the strings are two separate processes. Common concern of patients is that the wound has not healed because the strings have not fallen. Stitches are deliberately made to fall a little later to ensure that there will be long enough to allow the wound to heal any patient, because everyone is different.
After how much time can I have sex after circumcision?
Soon after 15-20 days, regardless of the method of circumcision – ie time for complete healing and falling strings.
After being circumcised will the feeling during sex be changed?
This is also a very popular question, especially in Internet forums, where they meet many conflicting comments by reduced sensitivity of the glans, ejaculation delay and others. The truth is that there is no single answer, because it is a subjective feeling that everyone perceives their own. It depends on the penis before circumcision, and the type and method of operation. For example, if we talk about a patient with severe phimosis, which in any act felt pain after surgery will feel much better. Sometimes, in full circumcision actually it is observed thickening of the skin on the head as it is no longer covered by the foreskin and is in constant contact with underwear, but this does not change the feeling or pleasure of the act. After all, a vast majority of men worldwide (Muslims, Jews and others.) are circumcised when they were small children and have no problem.