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When The Foreskin Doesn’t Retract-Phimosis

October 13, 2013

On occasion there are men who are not circumcised and unable to retract their foreskins.  This condition is referred to as phimosis.  The condition usually results when the man fails to retract his foreskin and a few drops of urine collects under the foreskin and sets ups an infection resulting in scarring and tightening of the foreskin making retraction difficult and sometimes impossible. 

Phimosis may be detected in males who report painful erections, blood in the urine, recurrent urinary tract infections, or a weakened urinary stream.

Patients with phimosis may require an emergency intervention and should be referred to a urologist prior to development of irreversible penile damage. 

If the foreskin cannot be retracted and hygiene will be a continued problem., then a surgical procedure needs to be performed.  This is a last resort, to be performed by a urologist, to achieve the necessary reduction in infections and allow the man to have optimal penile hygiene.

Surgical methods range from the complete removal of the foreskin to more minor operations to relieve foreskin tightness:

•                Circumcision is sometimes performed for pathological phimosis, and is effective.

•                Dorsal slit is a single incision along the upper length of the foreskin without removing any tissue.

•                Preputioplasty, is a limited dorsal slit with a relaxing incision is made on the constricting scar tissue of the foreskin can be an effective alternative to circumcision.  It has the advantage of only limited pain and a short time of healing relative to circumcision, and avoids cosmetic effects.

Bottom Line: A tight foreskin is a condition that requires medical attention and the man should be referred to a urologist  for further treatment. 

Man suing BMW for permanent erection

June 1, 2012

I just can’t make this stuff up! I heard this story on Jay Leno and looked it up only to find out that it is true. A California man is suing BMW after ride on a motorcycle with a ‘ridge-like seat’ which gave him a permanent erection and precluded him from engaging in sexual activity.

Henry Wolf is seeking compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and emotional distress from the BMW motorcycle manufacturer and the seat-maker Corbin-Pacific.
He says the ride left him with a two-year erection and a wealth of other problems….and perhaps a lot of girl friends!
Plaintiff alleges that this condition was caused by the ridge-like seat on his motorcycle, negligently designed, manufactured and/or installed by defendants, BMW and\or Corbin-Pacific.
Wolf apparently fitted his bike with an after-market seat to make his motorcycle rides more comfortable. But instead of the ease he was hoping for, he’s been plagued by the distressing condition of priapism (a long lasting erection).
That’s why, if Henry Wolf’s motorcycle-seat erection lawsuit heads to court, medical experts will likely be needed to testify about his unique condition. It’s likely BMW and Corbin-Pacific are already revving up for a vigorous defense.

So what the bottom line? I suggest that in addition to using a helmet, as most states require when riding a motorcycle, you also check out the seat! Will keep you posted as more details emerge!