RING RECURS SINCE 2 YEARS
I am 58 years old. Approximately 2 years ago, the onset of phimosis
was noticed. Retraction is possible, though painful with the "ripping"
of the foreskin when it is at its tightest..
The situation began 2 years ago, lasted for a few months, then left.
Approx. 1 month ago it returned, coinsiding with the wife having a
yeast infection. Connection ? The situation follows a close 2 week
period. ... Then it starts over again. I fully expect it to cease to
be a problem in a few weeks, but also expect it to return at sometime
in the future.
No matter how tight, I always succeed in full retraction in the
shower and am very careful to clean well. When at the tightest, I will
have a small "seepage" of blood from the tears. Only enough to notice
My father had to have a circumcision when he was about my age, but
I don't know why and all are gone, so no one to ask.
I should also mention that I have never had any surgery or even
been in the hospital except for the occasional x-ray or simple test.
So I am quite frightened concerning the probable circumcision. According
to most I have read in books, or on the internet, this is usually the
cure. I do not look forward to that.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
RS no infection, so probably a fibrotic (old age) phimosis, so preferable
options are dorsal slit or partial circumcision of only the last 1cm.