Phimosis is the inability to retract the foreskin behind the head (glans) of the penis. Some of the symptoms include
Phimosis can be physiological or pathological. Physiologic phimosis is the normal condition in which children are born with a tight foreskin and separation occurs during late childhood and early adolescence. Pathologic phimosis occurs due to infection, inflammation, or scarring and is usually found in uncircumcised adult men.
Treatment depends on the age, severity and resulting symptoms of the procedure.
This is opposite of phimosis. This occurs when the foreskin is retracted behind the glans penis but cannot return to its original position. This is an emergency condition.
Circumcision at birth or revision of a prior circumcision can help prevent this condition.
Other than this, any condition or activity that results in prolonged foreskin retraction can lead to development of paraphimosis.
Paraphimosis is an emergency condition which needs an immediate clinical attention.
If the above methods do not work, then a small surgical slit is made on the dorsal side (back side). A circumcision is done by a urologist or an andrologist to avoid recurrence.
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