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Can anyone tell me a little about paraphimosis?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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