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Help with Phimosis! D=

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  • Posted By: frame230
  • December 30, 2009
  • 10:44 PM

Excuse me... I'm a 16 year old and was going through the Q&A Articles from TeenHealth yesterday and I stumbled upon one about phimosis. I've just realized that I have this condition. My foreskin is really tight and I can't retract it behind the head, even when flaccid. I want to tell my parents about it, but it's so scary and embarrassing! I want to know if the topical creams will solve my problem even when my foreskin is extremely tight/ enclosed around the head (I can't even pull it back a little). Oh, and if I decide to go with preputial plasty (because I don't want a full circumcision), how much will it cost, will it be painful before/ after, and how long will I be expected to be out of school and in recovery? I hear it's less time consuming than full circumcision. I don't have much time in my schedule as I'm an A student. I'm so terrified, confused, and embarrassed. Please help me.

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  • Excuse me... I'm a 16 year old and was going through the Q&A Articles from TeenHealth yesterday and I stumbled upon one about phimosis. I've just realized that I have this condition. My foreskin is really tight and I can't retract it behind the head, even when flaccid. I want to tell my parents about it, but it's so scary and embarrassing! I want to know if the topical creams will solve my problem even when my foreskin is extremely tight/ enclosed around the head (I can't even pull it back a little). Oh, and if I decide to go with preputial plasty (because I don't want a full circumcision), how much will it cost, will it be painful before/ after, and how long will I be expected to be out of school and in recovery? I hear it's less time consuming than full circumcision. I don't have much time in my schedule as I'm an A student. I'm so terrified, confused, and embarrassed. Please help me.You won't need a preputialplasty. You need a prescription ointment containing .5% to 1% betamethasone. Rub it around the opening and stretch it morning, noon, and night with fingers (or a slender tool at first). Don't even think of surgery until you have given the stretching 6 months to work. Do it gently. If you tear and crack the skin it will scar and get tighter. -RonRonJLow@Juno.com
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