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Phimosis at the age 18

I am suffering from phimosis it is very tight, there is no point in trying to force the foreskin back and it causes painful cracks on the inside of the foreskin, which will scar as they heal and make it worse.
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hi..., Phimosis is the inability to fully retract the foreskin (or prepuce) over the glans penis due to a narrow opening. Acquired phimosis is a consequence of poor hygiene, forceful retraction of the tight foreskin over the glans penis and recurrent infections.  Application of weak topical corticosteroid creams to the tip of the penis proves to be effective in several cases. Surgery is performed in cases where conservative treatment fails. Circumcision (surgical removal of foreskin) is the only permanent cure.
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