The Circumcision Montreal clinic treats phimosis with a circumcision procedure that removes the tight foreskin which is at the root of the problem. Circumcision for phimosis is an effective treatment in many cases, but like with any surgery, patients must carefully consider their options before making a decision on how to treat their phimosis.

You may be referred to our clinic for phimosis treatment by your primary care physician, or you may contact us directly for a consultation.

The Circumcision Montreal clinic is dedicated to upholding the highest international standards of male surgical care in circumcision while treating our patients with compassion, dignity, and respect. These objectives are achieved in a private clinic with a simple and clear mission.

What is Phimosis?

Simply put, phimosis is when the foreskin is too tight. This condition can result in painful erections, infections, and other complications.

Circumcision Montreal can treat phimosis by removing the foreskin. This is commonly called circumcision.

Other treatments are available and a circumcision surgery is not recommended in all cases. Please speak with your doctor, or with our medical team to find out more.


Phimosis Treatment for Children, Adolescents, and Adult Men.

Phimosis can require intervention at any age. The Circumcision Montreal clinic routinely treats boys, teenagers, and men for phimosis. Our doctors are available for consultation on your situation. Please contact our clinic to schedule a consultation as required. No referral is necessary.

Phimosis in Children

It is normal for young boys to have a foreskin that does not fully retract. This will normally become fully retractable as the child grows and matures. When parents observe that the normal process is slow or not occurring it is recommended to consult with a doctor to assess whether any intervention is appropriate.

There is no need to rush to treatment if the situation is not painful or otherwise problematic for the boy. Consult with your doctor, especially if there is any discomfort or if your son reports other issues. While it is important to correct an un-retractable foreskin, serious long-term health problems due to phimosis are very rare. The best approach to this very personal issue is a very calm and measured one. An experienced doctor will help you make a good decision for your son’s health.

Adult Phimosis

Adult phimosis treatment can provide an important relief to men suffering from the difficulties of an overly tight foreskin. Symptoms of phimosis can include pain during urination and painful erections. Some men suffer for years before seeking effective treatment.

In some cases a locally applied steroid ointment can be effective at treating phimosis over a period of two months. The ointment softens the foreskin and can eventually permit full retraction. In other cases the recommended treatment is the surgical removal of the foreskin, generally known as circumcision. Men and boys who were circumcised as babies do not get phimosis, and circumcision is generally an available treatment option for men of any age.

Treatment for Adolescent Phimosis

Adolescent phimosis can be treated by circumcision, and steroid ointment options are also recommended in some cases. The suggested approach is to consult with an experienced doctor to assess the necessity for treatment and the options available in your specific case.

Adolescent phimosis can be traumatic for the boy so a fast and effective treatment will reduce stress levels and complications associated with an overly tight foreskin in pubescent boys. As with issues with a tight foreskin in children, approach the issue with your teen in a calm and careful way to minimize their anxiety.

The Causes of Phimosis – Frequently Asked Questions

Phimosis is the inability to retract the foreskin behind the head of the penis.

Yes. Some children are born with a tight foreskin that separates from the glans during late childhood or early in their teenage years. Consult with a doctor if you have concerns.

Pathologic phimosis (phimosis requiring treatment) occurs due to infection, inflammation, or scarring and is usually found in uncircumcised adult men.

The inability to retract the foreskin can lead to difficulty cleaning which can cause balanitis. Other symptoms include difficulty urinating, painful urination, painful erection, or paraphimosis.

Paraphimosis is relatively rare and describes the situation where an overly tight foreskin has become retracted and tightly stuck between the glans and the shaft of the penis.

Your doctor can diagnose phimosis based on your history and a physical examination. Additional tests are usually not necessary.

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