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Tight foreskin - what is the treatment

Phimosis (tight foreskin): What are the alternatives to full circumcision?

When there is a tight foreskin called phimosis, a person wonders whether he need to be circumcised.  There are many alternatives to full circumcision.

Following non-surgical treatments are an alternative to circumcision.

•          Children usually grow out of natural tight foreskin

•          Stretching exercises: It may help in some cases

•          Steroids - topical or local injections: There is medical evidence that steroid cream cures the phimosis

•          Stretching exercises with steroids:  Both treatments may be more effective than one only.

•          Vitamin E cream: More medical evidence may require its effectiveness.

Following surgical treatments are an alternative to circumcision.

 •          Frenuloplasty: Frenuloplasty provides releasing the frenulum which is a simple and effective treatment of dealing painful or torn frenulum

•          Frenular grafting: Free frenular skin grafting an alternative to circumcision in some men with a combination of tight frenulum and phimosis.

•          Preputioplasty: This operation is mainly to widen the ring noticed after retraction of the foreskin beyond the head of the penis

•          Partial circumcision: There are very limited role of partial circumcision in tight foreskin.

However, tight foreskin with balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO) is treated with steroids, biopsy and full circumcision.

In conclusion, alternative treatments (surgery or no surgery) consider before male circumcision who have a tight foreskin. We have discussed a method of treatment and every treatment must be considered individually and carefully

Adult Circumcision in London UK

Adult Circumcision in London UK

Adult Circumcision in London UK is performed due to medical and non-medicals reasons for over 16 year old boys and men. Medical indications include phimosis (tight foreskin), paraphimosis (foreskin stuck beyond the glans), recurrent balanitis or posthitis (infection of the prepuce) and scarring due to lichen sclerosis atrophicus (Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans). Non-medical reasons could be religious, personal or cultural. Our surgeon Dr Khan with discuss circumcision cons and pros with you. Adult circumcision can be done under local, regional or general anaesthesia. Adult circumcision in London is commonly performed by glue or stitches using the forceps guided or the dorsal slit methods. Cost of adult circumcision in the UK starts from £550. Penile block with circumferential block by injection will give virtual pain free men circumcision at London Circumcision Clinic. Informed consent must be taken. Adult circumcision recovery may take from 2-6 weeks.  Possible risks of adult circumcision are bleeding, infection, poor cosmetic result and change in sensation during sexual activities.

Benefits Of Circumcision

Circumcision is a common procedure with minimum risks of complications by trained professional doctors. There are different opinions whether there is a need for a male to be circumcised.The benefits of infant circumcision include prevention of urinary tract infections (a cause of renal scarring), reduction in risk of inflammatory foreskin conditions such as balanoposthitis, foreskin injuries, phimosis (tight foreskin) and paraphimosis ( foreskin stuck behind the head of penis) When the men later becomes sexually active he has substantial protection by circumcision against risk of HIV and other viral sexually transmitted infections such as genital herpes and oncogenic human papillomavirus, as well as penile cancer. The risk of cervical cancer in his female partner(s) is also reduced.