Overview

There are two conditions that may cause problems with the foreskin – paraphimosis and phimosis. For both of these, it is important to seek medical help as it can become incredibly painful if left untreated, and could lead to long-term damage.

Types

Phimosis

In adults, phimosis is where the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back of the head of the penis. There are a few risk factors for this, such as ezcema, psoriasis, lichen planus, lichen slerosus and sexually transmitted infections. It can make erections painful.

Paraphimosis

The retracted foreskin can become stuck behind the head of the penis, and cannot be pulled forward again. This leaves the glans exposed and the penis may become swollen. It can be caused by infection, poor hygiene or damage.

Treatment

Frenuloplasty

An operation to modify the retraction of the foreskin in order to make it more comfortable to retract. This procedure is performed under local or general anaesthetic, usually on a day case basis.

Prepucioplasty

An operation to reconfigure the foreskin in order to make it less tight and more comfortable to retract. This procedure is performed under local or general anaesthetic, usually on a day case basis.

Circumcision

If other treatments are not successful or the urologist does not recommend them, then circumcision may be required. This will separate the foreskin from the glans, and the incision will have stitches to close it.

Meet our specialists

Mr Sam Datta a urologist in East Anglia
Mr Sam Datta

BSc MSc MD FRCS (Urol) PGCME

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Mr Zafar Maan a urologist in East Anglia
Mr Zafar Maan

BSc (Hons) MSc (Urol) MA (Clin Ed) FRCS (Urol)

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Mr Rajiv Pillai a urologist in East Anglia
Mr Rajiv Pillai

MSc MS FRCS (Urol) FEBU

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