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Phimosis – Circumcision

Phimosis is the narrowing Phimosis of foreskin with Candidaof the fold of skin located at the top of the penis, which causes a non-disclosure of the glans when pulling foreskin to the base of the penis.

Phimosis can either be congenital, ie from the birth of the child, or acquired, ie progressively occur sometime during their lifetime.


Complications of phimosis are:

  • inflammation of the glans and foreskin
  • difficulty and pain during sexual intercourse,
  • formation stretching (small lacerations) of the skin,
  • short duration of erection
  • parafimosi
  • Circumcision is the surgical treatment of phimosis by removing part of foreskin.

It is one of the most common surgeries in the world and has a long history, since it is one of the oldest operations known to mankind.

It is a minor surgery, lasting about 30 minutes, which is performed under local anesthesia. After removal of the foreskin, placed absorbable sutures, which fall in 10-15 days, during which the patient should refrain from any sexual activity.

The patient goes home the same day and the next can work with no problem.

Sometimes there is a medical need for circumcision, as when the region is too tight to be retracted over the glans.

In other cases, particularly in certain regions of Africa, circumcision is recommended for older boys or men to reduce the risk of certain sexually transmitted infections.


Circumcision can have various health benefits, including:

• Hygienic reasons. It’s easier to wash the penis.
• Reduced risk of urinary tract infections.
The overall risk of urinary tract infections in men are low,but these
infections may be more common in uncircumcised men.

• Prevention of penile problems.
Occasionally, the foreskin, in penis with phimosis can be difficult or impossible to return to the position after erection (parafimosi). This can also lead to inflammation of the foreskin or head of the penis.

• Reduced risk of penile cancer.
Although cancer of the penis is rare, it is less common in men with circumcision. Moreover, cancer of the cervix is less common in women who have sexual partners with circumcision.

• Reduced risk of sexually transmitted infections.
Safe sexual practices remain essential, but has observed lower risk of transmission of certain sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Circumcision does not affect fertility, or diminish sexual pleasure for men and their partners.