Men's disease

Types of phimosis

Phimosis is a pathological narrowing of the external opening of the foreskin when the bare head of the penis is not given possible.The disease is classified as urology.Inside prepuce phimosis occurs when the accumulation of whitish greasy material (smegma) produced by glands, which are located at the head of the penis.If you join the infection, the smegma starts to decompose, thus causes inflammation of the glans and foreskin of the penis.There are several types of phimosis.


phimosis phimosis can be the following types:

  • saline;
  • pathological;
  • paraphimosis;
  • phimosis in children.

But this classification is conditional to a large extent, because, for example, diagnosis of "physiological phimosis" does not indicate that such a state in all cases, natural and safe for the body, because even in the case of slight narrowing atflesh at an early age at puberty may develop serious consequences.This is due to the rapid growth of the penis, masturbation and frequent erections.

Physiological phimosis

Under physiological phimosis refers to this kind of phimosis, which is characterized by the occurrence of adhesions between the head of the penis and foreskin.The formation of these adhesions occur in utero.With the passage of time may pass independent physiological phimosis.In some cases, the inability to complete the retraction of the foreskin may continue until adolescence, and treatment is not required.

pathological phimosis

pathological phimosis is a secondary disease, the development of which is a result of injury of the foreskin, in which later formed scar tissue, or due to recurrent episodes of infection of the foreskin.In most cases, pathological phimosis need surgical treatment.The pathological phimosis, in turn, can be:

  • atrophic or scar, where there is a scar narrowing of the foreskin, which contributes to the emergence of injury or infection.The foreskin in atrophic phimosis is not extended, it is thinning, and for scar tissue is characterized by the possession of whitish color;
  • hypertrophic, which refers to the innate narrowing and elongation of the foreskin, which predisposes to the appearance of recurrent infections, urinary disorders.The elasticity and color of the foreskin during hypertrophic phimosis is not changed.There is a significant extension of prepuce, which extends over the edge of the head.

In some cases the sudden occurrence of the disease in puberty, when the rapid pace of development of the sexual organs occurs as a result of a sharp surge in the hormone, while the size of the glans and foreskin are mismatched.For such phimosis characteristic possession of less severe degree than the disease, which has survived from childhood.


Paraphimosis seen as a complication of phimosis, and is a violation of the head, which contributes to the development of the forced displacement of the coronal sulcus of the penis constricted foreskin.

phimosis in children

The most common diagnosis of phimosis in children is carried out before the age of 2-3 years.Usually when a child reaches the age of 6-7 years, phimosis passes and spontaneously release of the glans penis.But if the parents have decided to postpone the operation and wait until the child reaches this age, you should not forget that you must be sure to hygiene of genitals: after every urination head of the penis should be washed.In addition, at physiological phimosis experts recommended daily treatment of the area between the sensitive skin of the head and the foreskin using antiseptic solutions in order to prevent the accumulation of pathogens.

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