Symptomatics and methods of timely treatment of phimosis in children of different ages
Phimosis is a condition of the foreskin of the male penis, in which it can not fully expose the head of the penis and is in a narrowed form.
This phenomenon is especially relevant for consideration among newborns and growing boys, because its first manifestations are already observed at this age. But not always phimosis is considered a pathological condition: in most infants it arises as an absolutely normal physiological phenomenon.
Phimosis quite often (about 95% of all cases) occurs in newly born babies. Such a feature of newborn boys should not scare parents, because it is only the stage of the final formation of the foreskin of the penis.
However, in a number of cases, the prepubium continues to be narrowed, which explains the persistence of phimosis approximately in 3% of the adult male population.
As mentioned earlier, phimosis is mostly a physiological condition of the foreskin of the baby. Specific causes and etiological factors that can influence the development of this phenomenon have not yet been identified.
But there is a theory according to which the main role is genetic predisposition of a boy: its prepuce is attached to the surface of the head of the penis due to a lack of elastic fibers in its structure, not allowing it to partially or completely uncover.