This is condition where foreskin is tight and not able to pull back to see the head of penis (glans). Sometime it is retractable when penis is flaccid but never able to retract when penis is erect. Usually phimosis does not remain same as with each erection, there is minor trauma to the foreskin. This leads to loss of elastic fibres due to scarring. This can lead to balanitis.
There are alternatives to full circumcision, such as excision of frenulum, V-Y plasty operation called preputioplasty, frenuloplasty, partial circumcision or medical treatments. These are personal preferences and can be discussed further with our specialist- Dr Khan at London Circumcision Clinic, East London