Foreskin problems


What is tight foreskin (phimosis)?

Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back over the head of the penis. It is normal in boys under the age of five years but can persist into adulthood in some people.

Tightness of the foreskin (phimosis) may have been present since birth or may have developed over time.


What causes phimosis?

In adults it is commonly due to a scarring disease known as balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO). We do not know the cause of BXO.


What are the symptoms of phimosis?

It may cause problems with passing urine, ballooning of the foreskin on passing urine, infection of the head of the penis and pain or bleeding on intercourse. In some men it may cause no other symptoms.


How can phimosis be treated?

Treatment depends on how tight the foreskin is, and may include steroid creams or surgery in the form of frenuloplasty or circumcision. We will discuss the best treatment option for your specific case.

Mr Malde offers specialist appointments for further investigation and treatment at his private urology clinics across London.


How we can help you

Mr Malde provides a professional and thorough assessment for men with foreskin problems in his private urology clinics across London. He offers frenuloplasty surgery or circumcision depending upon the underlying cause of the symptoms.

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