Phimosis is the stiffness of the prepuce (foreskin) of the penis that interferes with the retraction of the foreskin over the glans. The condition is mostly innate but it may be due to some infection.
Immediately after circumcision, the patient may discover that the appearance of the penis has altered considerably. So long healing is complete, some pain can be felt but this can be eliminated administering painkillers. Urination may be painful for quite some time and the urine should not come in contact with the incision location it may lead to severe pain and further infection.
For some days, walking or any other physical movement is not suggested, which may lead to penile contact with clothes or thighs and the previously very sensitive glands may lose some of its sensitivity via constant exposure to air. After a couple of days there should be any pain, the stitches should be resolving, and drive for sex will have been reinforced. While healing is taking place rapidly, there is very less risk of the stitches splitting or coming out due to an erection. Good blood supply to the site also weakens the chance of infection is rare.
Most phimosis side effects are minor. The immediate risks may include excessive skin excision, hemorrhage, separation of skin edges, glands amputation and urethrocutaneous fistula generation.
Delayed side effects may include infection, urinary retention, skin bridges, and lymphedema. Excessive skin removal can result in concealed penis and/or penile webbing. Some meatal stenosis (due to meatitis) is also witnessed but meatotomy is not required. Insufficient skin removal can result in redundancy or compliance with the skin margin to the glans.
One most popular risk for uncircumcised boys is urinary tract infections, which are mostly found in uncircumcised boys than in circumcised males. Critiques of circumcision have debated, however, that it would take 98 circumcisions merely to prevent 2 urinary tract infections. The presence of a urinary tract infection found in an uncircumcised boy, nevertheless, still calls for radiological investigation due to the susceptible underlying developmental causes like reflux. Other risks in uncircumcised boys may encompass balanitis, posthitis, phimosis and paraphimosis.