Posts Tagged ‘penis’

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. 

The Penis Has a Mind of Its Own-What Can You Expect From Your Best Friend Who Resides Between Your Legs as You Enter Middle Age

October 9, 2010

Let’s face it guys, as we get older our sexual prowess and our ability to engage in sexual intimacy decreases.  As we age our testosterone level falls and many men enter into a male menopause, often called andropause.  As a result it takes more stimulation to create an erection and it may take more time to achieve an orgasm and the time between an ejaculation\orgasm and the next erection increases.  If this isn’t enough, there is a decrease in semen volume and the power of the ejaculation also diminishes as we enter middle age and beyond.

Coupled with a decrease in sex drive and a decrease in the rigidity of the erections with age, there is a decrease in the length of the penis.  For some men the decrease in the length is more apparent than real.  That is, with increasing age there is a concommitent accumulation of fat in the lower abdomen which makes the penis appear shorter to the man when he looks down at Willy when he and Willy are in the shower!  So if you are looking for some motivation to lose weight and, as a result, increase the size of your penis by an inch or two, this just might be the stimulus you have been waiting for!

For some men the loss of length is more than just a figment of the imagination. As men age the natural depositon of cholesterol placques inside the blood vessels will restrict the blood supply to the penis and thus impair the deliver of oxygen and nutrients from the blood stream which are so necessary for maintaining the function and the length of the penis.  By the way, this same process of cholesterol deposits in the blood vessels to the penis are also occurring in the blood vessels of the heart and can contribute to heart disease and even a heart attack.

Another natural and normal consequence of aging is that the penis becomes less sensitive.  Thus the need for more genital stimulation in order to achieve and maintain an erection.  When a man is in his sexual prime, age 20-30, the mere touch of a feather can illicit an erection.  For a man in his 50s, it may take several minutes of genital stimulation in order to achieve an erection.

But there is some good news.  Although we have fewer erections, and need to work harder to achieve an erection, the sexual gratification remains intact.  Older men enjoy sexual intimacy just as much as their younger counterparts.

Bottom Line:  Don’t say good by to sex or put Willy to sleep just because you have reached middle age.  Sex is still good whatever your age.  It just takes a little more time, a positive attitude, and, oh yes, a partner!