Paraphimosis | Overview


What is paraphimosis?

Paraphimosis (say: "para-fim-oh-sus") is a serious condition that can happen only in men and boys who haven't been circumcised. Paraphimosis means the foreskin is stuck behind the head of the penis and can't be pulled back down into a normal position.


Paraphimosis: Current Treatment Options by JM Choe, MD (American Family Physician December 15, 2000,

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00