What is it?

Phimosis happens in an uncircumcised penis, when the foreskin cannot be pulled back. Phimosis could be physiological, typically in childhood and it doesn’t cause any symptoms and resolves with age. In the pathological type it causes symptoms and leaves the penis with an opening the size of a pinhole. Phimosis is caused due to poor hygiene, skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and lichen sclerosus, scar tissue, injuries and infections such as STIs.

13 Alikes with Phimosis

Learn from others
who are experiencing
Phimosis.

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include redness, discoloration, inflammation, soreness in the penis and pain while urinating or having sexual activity.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination.

Treatment

Treatment includes steroid creams and surgery.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

Learn more about our editorial process for content accuracy.

Alike Wisdom

Instantly get answers to medical questions with our AI, built from the collective wisdom of our community facing similar experiences

Thank you! Your submission has been received!

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free