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Will phimosis cause a problem during sexual intercourse?

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Published At June 9, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 11, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I think I have phimosis. I am unable to retract my foreskin completely. At maximum, while backing it up, I can only see the tip of a diameter of 0.78 to 1.18 inches. I can masturbate without any issue, slow or fast, no issue. I am just worried about my sexual intercourse. Will that lead to a problem during sexual intercourse?

Thank you.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Yes, that is phimosis, and treatment requires Hydrocortisone cream to be applied twice daily for six weeks. After two weeks, you can gradually start retraction and complete retraction until after six weeks. The cream's name is Betnovate (Betamethasone), and it is widely available in pharmacies over the counter. If that treatment fails, then circumcision is required.

Thank you.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I do not want to undergo circumcision; if that cream fails, can I still have sex, or would it be a problem?

Thank you.

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It will not be a problem if you have sex. But it is better to avoid it during the treatment atleast for two weeks.

Kind regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Urology

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