Arpan, 21, was very happy when he got selected for his dream government job, but when he went for his medical examination, he was asked to undergo a minor penis surgery to get his phimosis corrected. What is Phimosis? Let’s hear Arpan’s experience.
My parents were very happy when I received the job confirmation letter for my dream job. After clearing the written exam and interview for the government job I had been preparing very hard for, it was a dream come true for me. Just one step was left then — I had to undergo a medical examination. I was fit and healthy, but had no idea that I had a physical condition that bothers many men.
The day I was asked to undergo a medical examination, I had to report to my assigned hospital. They started with testing my heart, blood pressure and sugar. Later on, the dental and chest X-ray procedure were finished and finally, I went to the last doctor. He requested me to get undressed. He was wearing his rubber gloves and face mask. He began examining me for piles and hernia. Then, he checked my tests for Hydrocele (a swelling caused by fluid around the testicle) and Varicocele (a swelling caused by dilated or enlarged veins within the testicles).
After a detailed examination of my private parts, the doctor told me that I was all fit but I had Phimosis.
When the doctor tried to pull back the foreskin of my penis to reveal the penis head, the skin didn’t move. It was tightly stuck around my urinary hole. He told me that this condition is called Phimosis and many adult men and boys face this. “Will this cause any problem?,” I asked him. He said it isn’t any parameter for him to declare me unfit for the job. The doctor then inquired about my masturbation habits and sex life. I told him I haven’t ever had sex and only relied on wet dreams to ejaculate because masturbation was painful.
He told me that to get Phimosis corrected, a small surgical procedure is done. He said that once the surgery is done, I’d be able to masturbate without any pain and clean the smegma (buildup of dead skin cells, oil, and other fluids on the tip of the penis) from my penis head. He then gave me a clearance for medicals. I came back home and narrated my whole day’s experience to my father about my medical check, the clearance for job and Phimosis.
My father searched for a dermatologist and we fixed an appointment with him to get my Phimosis corrected. I was a bit scared after reaching the clinic, but the doctor assured me that it would be over before I knew it. He asked me to sit with my butt at the end of a chair such that my testicles and penis hang in the air. After injecting both my thighs with local anaesthesia, he informed my father that the surgery will take 10 minutes to correct Phimosis.
Once my thighs and groin went numb, he began the procedure. He asked me to look at him and asked me about my government job and the working department I’d been selected for. When I was looking at him and answering, with a quick movement of his hand, he cut my foreskin in a second. I felt no pain, but saw some blood that he cleaned. He then applied a cream on my penis head.
It took me one week to fully recover. I was asked not to sleep with my face down. I kept my penis covered with a soft tissue paper and wore tight V-shaped underwear until recovery. I am all fit and fine now, and doing well in my job. The decision I took allowed me to have pain-free sexual intercourse and I can also masturbate without hurting my penis.
You can read more about Phimosis in detail here.
Note: Arpan, 21, works in the defence department in Assam. To protect the identity, the person in the picture is a model and names have been changed.