The glans of the penis cannot be fully open due to narrowing of the foreskin (phimosis) and a short frenulum (a vertical fold connecting the head of the penis to the foreskin).
These anatomical features can cause discomfort and pain, provoke bleeding, impede proper hygiene, and cause problems in a man's sex life.
A specialized doctor (urologist or andrologist), during a visit, diagnoses phimosis and short frenulum. In Kyiv, if you suspect these pathologies, you can contact Dr.Liulko Sergii. He sees patients at the surgical decision center. Sign up for a convenient day and time for a visit right now!
Phimosis is a condition in which the head of the penis cannot be completely open due to the narrowing of the foreskin. Moreover, for newborns and small boys (up to 3 years old), this is considered a physiological, normal phenomenon. Usually, it goes away on its own. But the narrowing of the foreskin can persist into adolescence and adulthood. And then, we are talking about a deviation from the norm.
The causes of phimosis in adults include:
Phimosis may not cause any particular inconvenience to a man in addition to the difficulty of exposing the head of the penis. But also the narrowing of the foreskin can cause the following problems:
In addition, phimosis can cause severe complications in the genitourinary system as a whole. Risk factors include:
The most effective method of treating pathology in adults is the circumcision procedure, circumcision of the foreskin. Urological surgeon Dr Sergii Liulko performs similar simple operations under local anesthesia. Within a couple of hours after circular excision, the patient can leave the clinic.
Typically, the vertical fold of skin that connects the head of the penis to the foreskin is elastic and highly stretchable. But if its length is insufficient, it interferes with the standard opening of the glans penis; it can cause discomfort and pain during erection.
The main symptoms of a short frenulum include:
As in phimosis, genital surgery is considered the most effective method of solving the problem. Penile frenulum plasty (or frenuloplasty) is performed. This surgery allows you to lengthen the frenulum. Surgeon Liulko performs a similar operation under local anesthesia. The patient does not need hospitalization and long-term recovery.