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(FAQ) What’s balanitis, posthitis, are they related to phimosis? | Dr. Harold Reed | The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision

Dr. Reed, I am uncircumcised but told because I have difficulty retracting my foreskin I have phimosis.  Does this mean I also have balanitiis and posthitis?   This could be an insurance coverage issue.  Greg Dear Greg, Most insurance companies will fund for an adult circumcision to correct phimosis, regardless if you have balanitis or…Continue Reading

Will Circumcision Revision Cure my Balanitis? FAQ | Dr. Harold Reed M.D. | Chronic balanitis

Dr. Reed,  Had an adult circumcision because of balanitis, and thought this would cure it.  Perhaps the doctor left the foreskin too long.  Do you think if more skin was removed which covers a portion of my head, this would result in a cure.  My wife and I enjoy sex.   Will circumcision revision Cure…Continue Reading

Recurrent inflammation of the foreskin and glans (posthitis and balanitis)

I’m sixty-one years old and have had recurrent inflammation of the foreskin and glans.  Circumcision has been a consideration but until now I haven’t had the nerve. Presently I’m covered under Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and was wondering if you were a participant in this plan? Thank you, Ralph Dear Ralph, Appreciate your interest…Continue Reading

Adult Circumcision for Balanitis

Dear Dr. Reed, Have chronic inflammation of the head of my penis and when I try to retract it to cleanse, there is some tearing and small amount of bleeding.  Is the a non-surgical cure? Raymond Dear Raymond, Balanitis means inflammation of the head and comes from the Greek word balanos or acorn.  If the…Continue Reading

Worried about phimosis which is not going away, am 24

Dr. Reed, Have serious phimosis.  Unable to retract my foreskin over my head.  I am 24 and worried.  What is the best ways to manage this and any alternatives?  I am very nervous.  Kent Dear Kent, Phimosis is a normal situation for newborns and by the time a man reaches 18 years of age, only 3% still have…Continue Reading

Have Phimosis, would you propose an adult circumcision

Dr. Reed,  My foreskin retracts with difficulty, a condition I have had ever since I can remember.  Occasionally there is tearing and some bleeding with sex.  Would you recommend an adult circumcision? Myron Dear Myron, Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin of the penis cannot be pulled back past the glans.  The word…Continue Reading

Posthitis – What is the Cure for Posthitis?

Dear Dr. Reed,  I have been diagnosed with posthitis and am uncircumcised.  What recommendations could you offer? Lester Dear Lester, Posthitis means an inflammation of the foreskin. Balantiis (think balanos or acorn) is an inflammation of the glans or head of the penis. Usually they occur together .  Unless your partner has a yeast infection…Continue Reading

Circumcision – The Procedure Consent

Informed Consent CONSENT FORM It is important to provide the patient with adequate information about the procedure ahead of time. Specifically, the patient should be told about the risks of bleeding, hematoma formation, infection, inadvertent damage to the glans, removal of too much or too little skin, aesthetically unpleasing results and a change of sensation…Continue Reading

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