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What causes paraphimosis?

What causes paraphimosis?

Several Causes: Paraphimosis occurs when the foreskin of an uncircumcised male cannot be pulled back over the head of the penis. The more common causes are failure to return the foreskin to its normal location after urination, examination, sex, or washing; direct trauma to the area; and infection, which may be due to poor personal hygiene. Paraphimosis is a urologic emergency, see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Paraphimosis (Definition)

Paraphimosis is when a tight scarred foreskin (phimosis) has been pulled back or retracted over the head of the penis (glans) and is so tight that it can not be reduced or returned to its natural position covering the glans. This causes more pressure and swelling of the glans, making paraphimosis dangerous. Phimosis is inconvenient, ...Read more


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I pulled my foreskin back many times at once and held it for few min.Iam afraid could it has caused paraphimosis.Currently head is covered.

I pulled my foreskin back many times at once and held it for few min.Iam afraid could it has caused paraphimosis.Currently head is covered.

Uncircumcised guy: I do not know why you would even pause for a second. Your activity is normal, common and the way guys who are uncircumcised masturbate, examine or live with their penis. Are you having symptoms of pain? Change in your anatomy? Difficulties peeing or ejaculating? ...Read more

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What is paraphimosis?

Para phimosis: Went retracted foreskin gets stuck in retracted position and head of penis swells and can be very painful. ...Read more

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What is paraphimosis ?

What is paraphimosis ?

Painful: The foreskin of the penis - becomes stuck in the retracted position. Swelling occurs - not easily pulled forward over the glans (penile head). This is usually a medical emergency. ...Read more

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How is paraphimosis treated?

How is paraphimosis treated?

Usually emergently: Paraphimosis results when the foreskin of an uncircumcized man become trapped behind the head of the penis. This occurs when the opening of the foreskin has been tightening over time. The danger resides in the possible strangulation of the penis, resulting in necrosis. Usually a slit on the dorsum of the penis cutting through the tight band trapping the penis is required with circumcision later. ...Read more

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How to cure paraphimosis at home?

Here are some ...: There is no cure but how to handle it with care, that is, pulling down the foreskin after its cleansing and drying. Clinically, you may try using steroid cream lightly once or twice daily hoping to softening it. But, circumcision is needed for most of cases with phimosis. More? Ask urologist timely and don't wait until the last minute with no return. ...Read more

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Will paraphimosis have any effect on sex?

Will paraphimosis have any effect on sex?

Paraphymosis: Yes definitely. Here the foreskin cannot be pulled back over the tip of the penis (glans). It usually results in swelling of the glans and reduced blood flow which can result in gangrene. Having sex with this condition will make it worse due to the erection. ...Read more

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What can I do for paraphimosis for 3 days?

What can I do for paraphimosis for 3 days?

Paraphimosis: Head to an emergency room for an treatment and evaluation right away. Make sure they have a urologist available if the emergency physician cannot reduce the paraphimosis. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more