Phimosis and Paraphimosis

Last updated: 6 Nov 2021  |  19856 Views  | 

Phimosis and Paraphimosis

 Phimosis and Paraphimosis

From birth, the foreskin is too tight around the penis, about 1-2 years it will gradually loosen. Foreskin stenosis is an inflammation and reddening of the skin that occurs when the foreskin is tight. Occurs in young children or teenagers, or is caused by infection or irritation. and can occur in diabetic men if a urinary catheter is inserted. Paraphimosis occurs when the foreskin is opened and cannot be pulled back. can occur while having sex or while cleaning These symptoms can occur at any age but occur more frequently in infants and adolescents.

Long-term stenosis of the foreskin chronic inflammation the tip of the penis

phimosis, trouble urinating or retraction of the peritoneum, frequent infections or problems with sex, paraphimosis, inability to pull the skin back to the foreskin, pain, swelling around the penis

from physical examination and referred to a surgeon specializing in urethral and male reproductive surgery


Phimosis is a medical emergency. But the symptoms got better without the need for treatment. Or use a cream to make it easier to swipe the leather. If it doesn't improve, surgery is needed to cut the foreskin. Paraphimosis is an urgent condition that needs to be treated by making a small incision in the skin of the penis.

Things to do

Should know how to clean if there is a condition of the foreskin stenosis.

You should tell your doctor right away if you have diabetes. When the tube is inserted, the wound can become infected.

You should be sure that after inserting the urethra, the foreskin has been removed and closed.

A doctor should be treated if it is found that the foreskin cannot be closed.

don't do

Do not self-medicate

Do not use other medications to apply to the area where the foreskin is constricted.


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