Phimosis in teenagers

What is Phimosis in teenagers?

It is often normal that the foreskin of a prepubescent boy does not retract fully. The foreskin is often glued slightly to the glans at birth. The foreskin usually takes off or dilates gradually in the first years of life since the glans gradually becomes bigger. It is simply a physiological phimosis that goes away by itself without treatment. However, it should be resolved before puberty.

A pathological phimosis is a foreskin too tight that no longer retracts for lack of flexibility. Its tightening is variable. It can be light or sometimes very tight which prevents to see the glans completely.

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What is the cause of phimosis in teenagers?

Some teenagers have a glans hypersensitivity that prevents complete retraction of the glans.

It is most often the result of inflammation or repeated infections of the foreskin (infertile balanitis)

The foreskin of a teenager can also become whitish, thick and hard by a foreskin disease called lichen sclerosus.

What are the symptoms of a phimosis in teenagers?

Phimosis may be asymptomatic. It prevents however an adequate hygiene. Sometimes, a slight phimosis can crack gradually and it causes erections more and more painful. Phimosis can cause infections (infectious balanitis).

Some teens as a young adult simply have a lack of flexibility in the prepuce which is difficult to retract into erection or during sexual activity.

Moreover, in cases of severe phimosis, urination is sometimes painful. The prepuce can even swell before the flow of urine empties.

Who can have a phimosis in teenagers?

Phimosis can occur at any age. Dr Marois systematically treats boys and teenagers for this problem.

Is it possible a pathological phimosis in teenagers?

There is no medical treatment to prevent phimosis in uncircumcised teenagers.

Circumcision in the newborn obviously prevents this complication.

What is the treatment of a phimosis in teenagers?

Certain Creams can be proposed but they are effective occasionally in teenagers with hypersensitivity of the glans without real pathological phimosis.

Circumcision is often the most effective and definitive solution for teenagers.

Dr Marois' clinic is a private practice that is equipped with a full urological minor surgical ward. It conforms to the standards established by the Collège des médecins du Québec.

Dr Marois is a specialist urologist who is able to offer you various techniques of male circumcision in order to offer the most appropriate technique according to his anatomy and depending on the complexity of the underlying problem.

The aesthetic results are then improved compared to standard closure circumcision techniques in separate sutures.

Dr Marois is a meticulous surgeon who has a concern for aesthetics. For most teenagers who will become men, an aesthetic circumcision is always important.

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