FIBROTIC RING DEVELOPS
I am 50 years old and have had phimosis for the past two years.
It just sort of set in and took over until it became impossible for
me to retract my foreskin.
I am in the US (New York City). Can you possibly recommend someone
here whom I may contact regarding a solution (surgery or whatever else
is possible short of a full circumcision). I think your research will
give many some hope. Thanks.
Ok so often phimosis starts in middle or old age and frankly there
is no cure apart from surgery, ... anything else will take a lot of
time and worry and has no proved success rate, you will need to consider
a dorsal slit or partial circumcision, involving just cutting off the
overhang, the phimotic ring affects (almost certainly) only the end
half inch of the foreskin so a partial circumcision is all that is
To find a doctor, you'll need to overcome any embarrassment, and
ring around and speak to the doctors assistants and ask them if their
doctor can do (i.e. if he has already done a few times) a partial circumcision,
.... I imagine this might be a bit tricky in the USA, maybe one in
ten will understand your wishes, .... my suggestion is to forget the
surgeons and go for urologists ... surgeons seem to feel that nothing
short of heart surgery is really worth worrying about ...