What is the main cause of phimosis?

What is the main cause of phimosis?

Pathologic, or true, phimosis has several different etiologies. The most common cause is infection, such as posthitis, balanitis, or a combination of the two (balanoposthitis). Diabetes mellitus may predispose to such infections. Adult circumcision is most commonly performed to correct phimosis.

Is phimosis a serious problem?

Phimosis can be a serious and painful condition. However, it’s treatable, and outcomes are usually very good. The key is to seek medical attention when symptoms become obvious.

What causes balanitis?

The most common cause of balanitis is poor hygiene in uncircumcised males. Other causes include: Genital yeast infection (candidiasis). Sexually transmitted diseases.

What are the types of phimosis?

Actually, there are two types of phimosis: physiologic and pathologic. The physiologic type is associated with childhood and usually resolves as you age.

Can phimosis be reversed?

Phimosis usually goes away on its own within the first few years of a child’s life. If it causes problems – for instance, when urinating (peeing) – it may need to be treated. Using a special cream is often enough. Surgery is only rarely needed.

Can you get balanitis from a woman?

Balanitis is not sexually transmitted. Men do not ‘catch’ balanitis from women with vaginal thrush, or vice versa. Balanitis results from excessive growth of organisms which are normally present on the skin of the glans. The condition usually occurs in men who have a foreskin (ie have not been circumcised).

How serious is balanitis?

Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans, or the head, of the penis, due to infection or another cause. Balanitis can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful, but it is not usually serious. It can be relieved with topical medication.

Which steroid cream is best for phimosis?

First-line treatment recommendation for pathologic phimosis Rx: Betamethasone valerate 0.1% applied two times per day for two months. Alternative option is betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% or 0.1%. To apply the cream, gently retract the foreskin to the tightest area.