Sex & you

Sex & you

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Health Problems in Uncircumcised Men

Although being uncircumcised can bring many advantages there are few problems that can cause some problems in uncircumcised men.

Uncircumcised men or improperly circumcised men actually suffer from two known problems linked with the foreskin of the penis. The first one is phimosis. This is a really unpleasant situation when the foreskin can’t be placed back on the glans penis. This is happening because the foreskin has tightened (in some cases it is swollen) the area just under the glans penis and cannot be placed back. This situation can be very dangerous because not only the glans penis remains unprotected but it also affects the blood flow because the foreskin is usually tightened and disrupts the blood flow. 

Phimosis usually occurs in younger boys and in most cases it is treated with minor surgical procedure. This procedure should be performed while the boy is still young because it is less unpleasant at that age. Long-term phimosis can cause painful masturbation and sexual intercourse as well as limited erection. Phimosis can be caused by many things but most often it’s caused by poor hygiene or previous damages of the foreskin.

The second problem that can appear in uncircumcised men is paraphimosis. Paraphimosis is a term used to describe a situation where the foreskin cannot remain on the glans penis for a longer period. This problem often happens in men who have improperly circumcised penis, frequent use of a catheter in the urethra or practicing some unconventional sexual techniques.

There are symptoms that can indicate that you or your child is having a problem with phimosis and these symptoms include: trouble with urination, blood in the urine, pain in the penis and pain during urination. The same symptoms can be noticed in paraphimosis but the pain is even greater and more intensive. You can also notice change of colors on the back of the glans penis. The reason behind this change of color is the weak blood flow in that area.

As we’ve said these two medical conditions can be solved with a surgery but there are few other things that you can do. Phimosis usually doesn’t require professional medical help but if it isn’t treated in the right way it can lead to paraphimosis. If you can’t find a way to get back your foreskin on the glans pens request medical help. Doctors usually have instruments that can expand the foreskin and get it back where it should be. Cold compress can be very helpful when it comes to paraphimosis because it will make th skin more resistant so the patient can forcefully place the foreskin on the glans penis. If all these things are not helpful the patient has to be prepared for a surgical intervention performed with local anesthesia.

There is no exact advice about how uncircumcised men should protect themselves from these conditions. However, keeping the intimate hygiene on a high level by using lukewarm water and pH neutral soap is definitely helpful.