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Tight Foreskin Treatment - Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is Tight Foreskin? Tight foreskin treatment procedure? Who is eligible for tight foreskin treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Tight foreskin surgery side effects? Tight foreskin treatment guidelines? Tight foreskin surgery recovery time? Tight foreskin surgery cost in India? Are the results of tight foreskin treatment is permanent? Alternatives to circumcision for tight foreskin

What is Tight Foreskin?

Having a tight foreskin is a condition where the foreskin cannot be pulled over the head of the penis. It occurs in uncircumcised males and is a rare condition that affects fewer than a million people a year. Phimosis looks like a tight rubber band of skin right at the tip of the penis.

Tight foreskin treatment can cause a series of complications like bleeding, painful urination, or even an infection around the foreskin. It is important to note that having a slightly tight foreskin is common in children and it goes away with gentle and regular retraction. It is only when it begins to create problems and does not retract properly that it becomes a condition that must be treated.

There are many treatment options to reverse this condition. The right treatment option for your child depends on how severe the condition is and the symptoms that come along with it. One of the most common ways to treat it is through supportive care.

Phimosis can be treated with the medical procedures as well as through medications that come in the form of creams and ointments. However, if these treatments fail to work, then you may have to resort to surgery. The treatments are, on the whole, very effective and phimosis is a condition that can be treated quite easily and quickly.

How is tight foreskin treatment done?

The condition of having a tight foreskin is something that can be diagnosed through sight and a physical examination. There are no other diagnostic tests required, unless the child is also suffering from an infection in the foreskin. If that is the case, a blood test is usually needed to see the kinds of bacteria in the infection and administer the appropriate treatment accordingly. Once the child has been diagnosed with tight foreskin, the treatment can commence.

The first step in tight foreskin treatment will be supportive care. Since this is something that occurs in children, you will first just be asked to monitor and report any changes you may see. With gentle and regular retraction, the condition can be resolved on its own. However, if this does not work over a period of time, then your doctor may perform a medical procedure to stretch the foreskin. This will loosen it up and allow it to retract properly as needed. If these means don’t work, then it’s time for medicine.

Your doctor may prescribe steroid creams to be applied on the foreskin. The dosage will depend on how tight the foreskin in and all you have to do is apply as directed. This should loosen the skin up. If this does not work, your doctor will recommend surgical circumcision to remove the foreskin altogether. Circumcisions are common procedures and occur quickly. Sometimes, they are performed under local anaesthesia to avoid knocking out the child completely.

Who is eligible for tight foreskin treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

If your child has a tight foreskin that is causing painful urination, bleeding, or infections around the skin, then you should seek treatment for the same.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If your child is uncircumcised and the foreskin is a bit tight, you should wait and provide supportive care to see if the condition resolves itself on its own. If you do not do so, you may be subjecting your child to medical treatments unnecessarily.

Are there any side effects of Treatment for Tight Foreskin?

Creams with steroids can sometimes lead to the thinning of skin. However, in this case, that is not a problem. Circumcising your child can lead to pain for a few days after the procedure. Maintaining hygiene in the area and ensuring that the dressings are changed regularly can prevent an infection from occurring.

What are the post-treatment guidelines of tight foreskin surgery?

If you have circumcised your child, you will be instructed on ways to help the child maintain hygiene to prevent infection.

How long does it take to recover after tight foreskin surgery ?

It takes at least two weeks to recover from the effects of a surgery.

What is the price tight foreskin treatment in India?

The price of circumcision can range from Rs. 25,000 – Rs. 50,000, depending on where you are getting the procedure done from. Steroidal creams cost anywhere between Rs. 100 – Rs. 300.

Are the results of tight foreskin treatment is permanent?

The results of the treatment are permanent.

What are the alternatives of tight foreskin treatment?

There are no home remedies for treating tight foreskin.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello I have done sex for 4 times in 4 hrs by using durelx condom last time. My foreskin of my penis went up not came automatically it came to normal by doctor support. The doctor suggested to circumcision pls suggest if any without surgery.

MBBS Graduated From, Diploma in Psychiatry Medicine, Advance Diploma in Physiotherapy, Diploma in Immuno-Haematology, Diploma in Human nutrition
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Ok you did not mention your age. See if your not willing to surgery it's up to you if feel any further inconvenience i'll do surgery for that you can consult any surgeon of your choice. Right now if not with any problems leave itself.
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I got some small tiny red colored on my penis since 2 weeks back. And when I am pulling my foreskin back I am getting little pain and total skin inside penis became red color. After that I consulted skin doctor regarding this issue, doctor prescribed azithromycin and clotrimazole ointment. I have used the both but still issue not resolved. Please help me.

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Balanoposthitis is a condition that affects the penis. It causes inflammation of the foreskin and glans. The foreskin, also known as the prepuce, is a fold of movable skin that covers the glans of the penis. The glans, or head, is the rounded tip ...
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Few days back I felt itching in my penis, that time I didn't notice much, next day I saw my penis tip is bit swollen, and since then it is just like that, as I try to retract back my foreskin it pains and it got teared at some parts .what should I do to get rid of swelling. As I understand it is problem balanitis (balanoposthitis) kindly help me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. Penile itching could be due to many factors. Men who are uncircumcised (who have the foreskin remaining around the penis) are prone to balanitis, an inflammation of the foreskin that is often caused by poor hygiene, irritation, or infec...

I have phimosis problem in which I can't pull my foreskin back. Hence problem in sex life. Please help me to shut this problem out.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hello and welcome to Lybrate. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. You are only 18. Use come oil as lubricant and try pulling back the foreskin slowly. Repeat it for a month and it should be alright. I suggest telephonic counseling an...
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I think it is balanitis, I used to clean my foreskin, head,penis shaft with dettol twice a day & even i'm getting itching ,some discharge smell underneath the foreskin when I pull back the skin. At that time I tried to rub my foreskin after that the skin become cracked then I used to clean with water or dettol liquid. After that I used to apply coconut oil. If I had intercourse then only i'm getting this itching on foreskin not on the head. Other wise no problem with my penis. How to get rid of it fast.

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Urologist, Mumbai
Balanitis is an infection or inflammation of the skin on the head (glans) of the penis. In men who are not circumcised, this area is covered by a flap of skin known as the foreskin, or prepuce. Balanitis can occur in both circumcised and uncircumc...
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