Does anyone know of any ways to cure phimosis without using equipment or medication?
I'm only 15, but I am almost certain that I have phimosis. I do not wish to go to a doctor, since I can't do so without a parent. Is there any way that I can cure it at home? Please help! Any advice is welcome.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Actually, I believe phimosis can't technically be diagnosed on a teen, because it's an adult condition, and in a teen the foreskin and penis are growing and changing and it's common for it to be attached, non-retractable or tight. Real phimosis has like a white ring of stuff around the tip of the foreskin which prevents retraction.
What exactly is your problem, can you pull it back when soft but not when hard? Can you pull it back and it's just difficult and painful, or is it still attached to the glans? Treatment depends on your specific issue.
Anyway, if you simply have a tight foreskin, that can usually be easily treated at home by manual stretching, at least you can try it and if not you can go to the doctor and get a cream to try that too (I know, a doctor is involved, but it shouldn't be too embarrassing and is easier than surgery).
Please read this and try following the instructions:
It works for a lot of people. The guy who wrote it answers here as well, and he has personal experience so you can email him if you have any further questions. His name is Jorge.
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- GeoffBLv 61 decade ago
Here's an extract from my stretching instructions:-
STRETCHING TECHNIQUE ONE
If the foreskin is very tight the simplest method is to pull back on the skin (easiest with an erection) so that the opening feels tight and a bit uncomfortable without real pain. Hold that for a few minutes and repeat a few times. Do this a couple of times a day. You will find that soaking in a warm bath will make the skin softer and easier to stretch.
The major disadvantage with this method occurs when some stretching has been achieved or if the phimosis was mild to begin with. Once the opening is big enough to just fit over the rim of the glans when erect the foreskin is at risk of getting stuck behind it. If this happens a condition know as paraphimosis may develop.
This is why stretching technique two is probably better once the foreskin opening is big enough to make it almost possible to slide the foreskin back over the glans.
If the opening becomes sore, or develops splits, stop for a few days and let things heal up. Going at it too fast will only slow things down in the end. Sometimes splits and tightness are due to a fungal or yeast (thrush) infection. Treatment with an antifungal / anti-yeast cream designed for women’s genitals will usually fix this problem. I’ve also seen reports of success with a Hydrocortisone / anti-fungicide mix like “Fungocort”.
Paraphimosis occurs when the foreskin gets stuck behind the glans of an erect penis, trapping the blood that causes the erection in the glans and causing swelling of the foreskin itself. If the foreskin becomes stuck squeeze the head of the penis firmly to force the blood out and try and ease the foreskin forward. Perhaps soaking in the bath or using an oil-based lotion will make this easier. If after many tries you still can’t do this see a doctor or go to a hospital emergency room fast. This is not a common problem but you should be warned of the danger.
STRETCHING TECHNIQUE TWO
The second stretching technique can be best illustrated by this photograph http://www.foreskin.org/46-33-03.jpg. You can either grab each side of the foreskin opening and gently pull on each side of the opening, as shown in the photograph or, even better, insert the ends of two fingers, even the little fingers and pull them gently apart. Stretch the opening in this way until it feels uncomfortably stretched but not actually painful. Hold and repeat as for method one. Once again this is best done after soaking in a warm bath.
As you stretch and are able to expose more of the glans you may find that it is very sensitive or even painful to touch. You will find it less painful the more you expose and use it and gradually the over-sensitivity will lessen, until all you feel is pleasure. A gentle way to start touching the head is by using the shower spray. Also use water-based lubricant when touching the head directly and this should be more comfortable.
SMEGMA BUILD UP
As you stretch and are able to expose more of the head you may discover a build up of smegma. This may even contain hard lumps that are hard to remove. Soften them with a light vegetable oil or a non-scented, oily cream such as sorbolene or vitamin E cream. The smegma and softening agent can then be removed with a mild non-scented soap followed by a thorough rinse with plain water. A number of applications over a period of time may be necessary before the build up is cleaned away. Once it is then simple rinsing with plain water every day is enough to keep most penises clean and fresh. Some men can use soap daily but others find it upsets the natural balance and can actually cause infections or irritation.
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- 6 years ago
The best way I think is using a tiny but gentle flexible device called Icoolda disposable phimosis dilation orthoses with no pain at home.The easiest,fastest,smallest treatment,only 3-5 days is enough.
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- Old SchoolLv 41 decade ago
Hi colin. Hmmmm...Do you know what that is for sure? At 15YO how did you come up with that term (Greek for muzzling)? Ok...you went to the internet? The classic symptoms are unretractable foreskin, it really hurts when I pee, I can't seem to pee a good stream anymore, maybe noticeable blood in the pee, gee it really hurts when I touch the end of my foreskin, the end of my foreskin baloons when I pee. The incidence of this happening are 2-10%. Causes are from scarring of the foreskin due to reccurrent infections, trauma, congenital defect . Rarely the trauma is from poor attempt at circumcision.
Soooo...can you cure this without help? Well, my friend, that depends on what is the cause is and how bad is it now. For sure!!! if the cause is from repeated infections then get professional help.!Deal with this straight up!
My question now is when did this start happening? Like...most young men learn from their parents (because they made the choice to not circumcise you at birth) should have taken the time to give you the talk about personal hygiene....'well son your no old enough to know that you need to pull the skin back right there and wash yourself to keep from getting an infection like your grand dad had.'
What happened to that talk? Ok you didn't get that talk then. Well...what happened to the young man who just figures it out himself because he can?
Anyway, that is the straight scoop. Have a safe journey!
- LeizlLv 61 decade ago
You really should see a doctor as phimosis can cause such severe constriction at the tip that it could cause amputation. You need to discuss this with your parents, whichever oneyou feel most comfortable with or both. You did nothing to yourself to get this, it's just something that happens. Remember...EVERYONE has private parts of some sort and it's nothing to be ashamed of.Source(s): RN