Do not open the head (you can not expose the glans penis ) - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment .MF .

August 12, 2017 17:52 | Groin

condition in which it is not possible to fully open (expose) the head of the penis, called phimosis or narrowing hole foreskin .

This pathology can be congenital or acquired.In boys after birth is almost always a physiological phimosis.Normally about six years there is a separate disclosure of the head.If not, parents need to be sure to show the child to a pediatric urologist or surgeon, to prevent the appearance of his problems in the future.

Acquired inability to fully open the head of the penis develops due to certain diseases, such as balanoposthitis, scleroderma, penile trauma, and others.Also it is impossible to open a full head may still be present "ballooning" of the foreskin from the accumulation of smegma in it, increase it in size or difficulty urinating until the absolute delay excretion of urine.

Upon detection of such symptoms should immediately to go to the urologist doctor if you are not, then a general surgeon as ureterohydronephrosis can develop without treatment.

addition, phimosis is a factor that contributes to the development of malignant tumors of the penis.

can not attempt to open the head of the penis, you can injure it and bring an infection.

treatment, if the head does not open itself

Treatment is mainly surgical (there are several types of operations, one of them will choose the doctor, depending on the case).Before the operation, you need to perform the treatment of co-morbidities, such as balanoposthitis and receive advice on general hygiene measures at the genitals.


Complications phimosis is balanitis (inflammation of the glans), balanoposthitis (inflammation of the glans penis and foreskin), paraphimosis (infringement of the glans penis), urinary tract infections, penile cancer, and acute or chronic delay in the development of urineureterohydronephrosis and renal failure.

the way physicians treat, if not open the head:

  • Urologist Surgeon