Phimosis

  • Do you have a tight foreskin?
  • Is it not retractable even in a flaccid state?
  • Does it result in painful erections or intercourse?
You might be suffering from a Phimosis or tightening foreskin.
You might also be at risk of BXO which may result in squamous cell carcinoma of the penis, a form of penile cancer.

What exactly is a Phimosis?

Standard Coverage

  • Under normal circumstances, the foreskin should be able to retract over the glans or head of the penis especially in a flaccid state
  • A phimosis is a condition in men where the foreskin cannot retract fully over the glans of the penis
  • In some cases it is impossible for the foreskin to slide back over the glans or the head of the penis even in a flaccid state
  • It might be present since early childhood although a small percentage of males develop a phimosis in adulthood.
  • With every erection or during intercourse when the foreskin is stretched, small linear tears occur in the foreskin
  • This in turn creates scar tissue in the foreskin and the phimosis becomes tighter and tighter
  • Every time this happens the scar tissue rips and more scar tissue forms, increasing the tightness but also the skin itself

Why should it be corrected?

  • Because of the fibrotic nature of the development, the phimosis wont recover and might only get worse over time
  • It can lead to problems with hygiene:
  • Can’t clean behind the foreskin.
  • Smegma (sebaceous secretions) accumulating under the skin
  • Foul/potent odours from the penis
  • Urine/semen accumulating under the foreskin
  • Bacteria and fungi can culture under the foreskin
  • An irritable itch
  • Acute or chronic balanitis, an infective, inflammatory disease of the foreskin and shaft which can be precancerous
  • Possibility to transfer infections to partners during intercourse
  • Psychological implications affecting your sex life or intimate relationship with your partner
  • Risk of a paraphimosis, a surgical emergency:
  • The foreskin pulls back behind the glans or head of the penis but is too tight to pull over again.
  • This leads to reduced blood supply to the glans and is extremely painful. The glans swells up and if left untreated could lead to necrosis of the glans
  • This might require emergency surgical correction
  • Development of BXO

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is BXO?

BXO or Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans is a chronic, sometimes progressive disease which can lead to phimosis or urethral stenosis (narrowing of the opening of the urethra). It can affect both urinary and sexual function and might lead to Squamous Cell Carcinoma, a form of penile cancer.
Balanitis – recurrent chronic and acute infections of the glans and under the foreskin
Xerotica – White skin or loss of the normal color of the skin – the skin takes on the appearance of scarred skin with the loss of the normal light to dark brown color of the foreskin
Obliterans – Obliterating – closing up or tightening of the foreskin
It is important if you start to identify your problem fitting the description above to seek immediate help as BXO can or might be indicative of early sinister skin disease including cancer of the penis / foreskin – so you really should attend of medical opinion immediately – DO NOT WAIT

Our Customers

I would definitely recommend it

I had a circumcision done with no problems. I had it done for cosmetic reasons. I would definitely recommend it done here. It costs €1050 plus €10 for a cream which you can get in pharmacist across from clinic. Dr Sam was excellent made me feel very comfortable and there were no problems with the procedure. Having it done with laser makes it heal quicker and it looks good. Plus I got a quick bit to eat before I left.

Raymond
24/10/2018
Doctor Sam
€ 1050

You’re treated so well, l they make you feel like a friend

For years I’ve suffered from extremely tight foreskin, it took me a long time to go about getting it sorted. I’m only sorry I didn’t find Dr Sam sooner as I’ve gone years in silence with this issue. I got a partial circumcision as my choice and I’m so happy with the results it’s a couple of weeks since the surgery. I’ve never felt as happy with the result. In the process I needed part of skin tested as lesion was found Dr Sam had it tested and all was ok. Another thing I have to say about Dr Sam is that he stays in touch with you regularly to make sure you are doing good and recovering well. I really liked that and it showed the good character this man has. I have a generalised anxiety disorder for as long as I can remember. I’m an extremely nervous person in my daily life we won’t go too much into that here. Going for this procedure I was beyond the point of tears I was so anxious but I knew deep down I was in good hands with Dr Sam after our previous consultation few weeks prior. He calmed me so much and reassured me everything will be ok. Played my favourite music allowed a friend to come in beforehand which made me even more relaxed. He is a true gentleman and he takes his work very seriously. A lot of places you call or attend for consultations is very in and out we want your money bye type vibe. By no means is this the case at this practice. I love a good distance from Malahide and I’m happy a made the trip. You’re treated so well, l they make you feel like a friend in a relaxed environment. I’m sorry I didn’t find you sooner Dr Sam thank you for everything forever grateful to you.

Jamie
24/10/2018
Doctor Sam
€ 900

“The results are exactly as he promised”

I suffered from phimosis for many years and visited numerous doctors and clinics about my issue, but I had no success as many doctors did not fully understand the problem. I then heard of Dr Sam and the Arte Novi Clinic from an online forum and decided to give them a call. I had an appointment booked within a few days of my call and the staff were incredibly helpful. Within 2 mins of Dr Sam examining my problem, he knew exactly what was wrong and what had to be done. His experience and knowledge in this area are incredible. He had a plan in place for me and assured me everything would be fine. I decided to have a partial circumcision done on the day and I was heading home on the bus within a couple of hours. Dr Sam gave me his personal phone number if I needed him day or night and discussed the recovery process with me. Dr Sam even took a phone call from me the next week while on his holiday abroad, which says a lot about him. The results are exactly as he promised as I was able to keep the majority of my foreskin and the visual look of it is perfect. Dr Sam’s experience in this area is impeccable and I’m sure he’s seen every problem imaginable, but what stands out is his patient care as he is very friendly and makes the experience much easier. As everyone says my only regret is not having the procedure done sooner. Thank you, Dr Sam.

Thomas
06/10/2018
Doctor Sam

I’m now 2 weeks post-op and happier than ever with the results

So I had suffered from Phimosis and only up until recently did read up about what it is via the website that is linked with Arte Novi Clinic. I booked a consultation for a Friday afternoon to find out more about the treatment involved and about recovery etc. I left the clinic and arranged the following week to have the treatment done. One of my main concerns was when I could resume work and return to exercising. The procedure we had agreed to do was Partial Circumcision and Frenuloplasty. When I went to the clinic I received a local anaesthetic which made me feel like I dozed off for 5 mins however 1-hour passed and the procedure was done! No pain at all, only a little nauseous that evening from the local anaesthetic which is a common side effect that lasts only about 20 seconds. I had no complications and by Tuesday morning I was able to resume to Spinning classes with zero pain or discomfort! The stitches dissolved within 7 – 10 days and I’m now 2 weeks post-op and happier than ever with the results. Dr Sam was always accessible through call or text with any concerns I had day or night. I would highly recommend this to anybody interested and to just book a consultation! The clinic was very welcoming and easy to find. The staff made me feel really comfortable, relaxed coming in for the consultation and then treatment.

Killian
25/08/2018
Doctor Sam

A top doctor, top clinic and very comfortable, painless experience

Classic circumcision and frenuloplasty. For years I had been suffering from ongoing infections/balanitis under the foreskin despite keeping myself clean. Post intimacy give or take a few days, balanitis would rear its ugly head constantly (excuse the pun). A number of years back I was sent to a urologist and I booked in the surgery but pulled out at the last second. A number of my buddies had adult circumcisions done and said it was going to be a painful recovery. Fast forward a few years and I wanted not to go through the whole process of waiting for surgery for months (again), but started looking online and came across Arte Novi. I am 1 week post my op and I can honestly say I have had ZERO pain since I first sat in the comfortable operating chair. The only bit of discomfort (minimal discomfort) is being awoken in the early hours with nocturnal tumescence. I was given a cream for these occurrences which I haven’t had to use once! Would highly recommend Arti Novi to anyone looking for a top doctor, top clinic and very comfortable, painless experience and really fast recovery! I told some folks at work I was getting an up on my leg, to preempt a limp I may have had on my return to work a few days later but there is no limp whatsoever! I chose Arte Novi because of the reviews I had read online on Whatclinic.com and I am glad I had my procedure done here. The clinic is in a beautiful location of Malahide. It is a spotless, friendly clinic and Dr. Sam is the man! A top surgeon, top guy. He is very friendly and makes his patients feel at ease from the very first discussion on the phone. A genius with that laser used to do the procedure (which ensures much much faster recovery) and I know Dr. Sam is a top hair transplant surgeon too. I have a bald patch so that could well be next on the list.

Mike
24/08/2018
Doctor Sam

I had a classical circumcision

I had a classical circumcision as I was suffering from balanitis and phimosis and it was really uncomfortable and hurt pretty bad. I was left on a public waiting list for over a year to even see a urologist and when I discussed the problem with him he told me that I might have to wait for almost a year again and to get the procedure done and that’s when I said enough is enough. I paid 1050 euro and I think the price is very reasonable I would definitely recommend this clinic to anyone who has this problem. After been told I had to wait a year to see a urologist and maybe another year to actually get the circumcision procedure done, I decided to go to a private clinic and I was surprised how friendly and relaxing the experience was. Dr. Sam was excellent and very welcoming I didn’t even feel like I was going to have an operation. Dr. Sam described everything about the procedure and after care and possible effects as well as giving his own opinion and experience. I would highly recommend this clinic.

Mihai
20/06/2018
Doctor Sam
€ 1050

The only regret I have is I didn’t get it done any sooner. Would highly recommend

Had been putting it off for a long time and finally decided to inquire about it and from the very start. Dr. Sam was very helpful and responded to all my emails very quickly and gave me all the information I needed. Booked my treatment and within a week it was done. I was made feel at ease from the very start and am really happy with the results. Had the procedure 3 weeks ago, went back to work the next day with no issues and literally no pain. The only regret I have is I didn’t get it done any sooner. Would highly recommend.

Brian
22/05/2018
Doctor Sam
€ 1290

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