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How is phimosis treated?

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You can get treatment in an outpatient office by a urologist. How your doctor treats you depends on the severity of your condition. Your doctor also will consider the cause of the problem and ask what kind of solutions you prefer. Recommendations may include:

  • A steroid cream that you apply to your foreskin several times a day for several weeks. This can loosen the skin.
  • A partial or full circumcision.

SOURCES:

British Association of Pediatric Urologists: “Management of Foreskin Conditions.”

National Health Service: “Phimosis and paraphimois (foreskin problems).”

Medscape: “Phimosis and paraphimosis.”

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Phimosis and paraphimosis in children.”

McGregor, T. , March 2007. Canadian Family Physician

University of California, San Francisco: “Phimosis.”

Anand, A. , December 2012. Urologia Internationalis

American Cancer Society: “Penile cancer.”

Medscape.

Clveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 30, 2017

SOURCES:

British Association of Pediatric Urologists: “Management of Foreskin Conditions.”

National Health Service: “Phimosis and paraphimois (foreskin problems).”

Medscape: “Phimosis and paraphimosis.”

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Phimosis and paraphimosis in children.”

McGregor, T. , March 2007. Canadian Family Physician

University of California, San Francisco: “Phimosis.”

Anand, A. , December 2012. Urologia Internationalis

American Cancer Society: “Penile cancer.”

Medscape.

Clveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 30, 2017

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