Phimosis

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What is phimosis?

Phimosis is tightness of the opening of the foreskin so that it cannot be drawn back over the tip of the penis. Most cases occur at birth or childhood, which normally resolve themselves. Less common, this condition can also be acquired later in life.

Common symptoms reported by people with phimosis


Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with phimosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
phimosis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with phimosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with phimosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for phimosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
phimosis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with phimosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has phimosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 1
30s 2
40s 1
50s 0
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from phimosis patients who have completed their condition history
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