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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. Daniel Lebowitz
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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?

What is paraphimosis?

Paraphimosis: It is where the foreskin of the penis gets stuck while retracted. It can lead to swelling and eventually ischemia of the tip of the penis. It is very important that this gets repaired as quickly as possibly. ...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?

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

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Can anyone tell me a little about paraphimosis?

Can anyone tell me a little  about paraphimosis?

Can be an emergency: Phimosis refers to narrowing of the foreskin so that it cannot be retracted over the glans penis (head). Paraphimosis is the state in which a narrowed prepuce, foreskin, is forcibly retracted over the glans and now cannot be un-retracted. If the prepuce opening is too small, it may block the blood supply to the glans, necessitating emergent surgical correction. Phimosis - needs circumcision. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: paraphimosis?

Tight foreskin: 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, paraphimosis is an emergency. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, there is foreskin attached to the corona of my P***s i'm not sure if it's paraphimosis or not. ?

Not ...: Foreskin adhering to sulcus coronaris and corona doesn't represent the occurrence of paraphimosis, but resulting from chronic inflammation or uncommon adhesion after circumcision. More? Ask Doc timely for confirmation. ...Read more

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How to prevent paraphimosis?

How to prevent paraphimosis?

Frequent retraction: Gentle traction over glans, lubrication if needed to bring foreskin back to previous position, if unable to bring skin back to normal then immediate eveluation and possible surgery needed. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to prevent paraphimosis?

Can someone tell me how to prevent paraphimosis?

Circumcision: Circumcision is sure way to prevent paraphimosis, frequent gentle retraction usually sufficient. ...Read more

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What to do about foreskin retraction as a child & paraphimosis?

Gentle retraction: Gentle traction is needed, by age 3 generally the foreskin should be able to be retracted over the glans, if redness pain or swelling may need surgical assistance. ...Read more

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What are phimosis, paraphimosis?

What are phimosis, paraphimosis?

Can be an emergency: Phimosis refers to narrowing of the foreskin so that it cannot be retracted over the glans penis (head). Paraphimosis is the state in which a narrowed prepuce, foreskin, is forcibly retracted over the glans and now cannot be un-retracted. If the prepuce opening is too small, it may block the blood supply to the glans, necessitating emergent surgical correction. Phimosis - needs circumcision. ...Read more

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Phimosis and paraphimosis difference?

Phimosis and paraphimosis difference?

Yes: Phimosis refers to the small size opening of the foreskin. Paraphimosis occurs when the foreskin is retracted and stuck in that position because of a phimosis. Paraphimosis is an urgent problem and requires reduction by an experienced physician. The longer paraphimosis is allowed to persist, the more painful and swollen the foreskin will get and the more difficult it becomes to treat it. ...Read more

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