Phimostop: instructions and warnings
Choose the appropriate tuboid for your phimosis; this must be worn on the glans without excessive force and pain
Clean your hands, the tuboid, foreskin and glans before use. Moisten the tuboid and foreskin to facilitate insertion of the tuboid and if necessary grease the mouth of the foreskin with lubricating creams (be careful not to lubricate the outside of the foreskin).
Inserting tuboids from 1 to 9:
- Lower the foreskin as far as possible (do not force)
- Insert one corner of the protruding base of the tuboid into the foreskin
- Rotate the tuboid thus inserting the entire base
- With thumb and forefinger pull up the skin (inner and outer) of the foreskin
Inserting tuboids from 9 to 22:
- Lower the foreskin as far as possible (without forcing)
- Place the base of the tuboid on the glans
- Use thumb and forefinger to pull up the skin (inner and outer) of the foreskin
Secure the tuboid to the penis by lowering the flaps and applying the tape patch – specially cut – to each side on the foreskin.
Keep each tuboid in place for at least 72 h, until a first stage of phimosis regression is detected, allowing the next tuboid to be inserted. If insertion of the higher calibre tuboid results in pain, it will be necessary to return to using the previous tuboid for at least another 72h.
In individuals subject to recurrent phimosis (e.g. due to diabetes), even in the absence of inflammatory manifestations, it is recommended to wear the most suitable tuboid at regular intervals (e.g. overnight once a week) in order to maintain the elasticity of the preputial tissue and an adequate lumen.