Paraphimosis | Prevention


What can I do to avoid getting paraphimosis?

  • After having sex, going to the bathroom or cleaning yourself, be sure to pull the foreskin back down to its natural position.
  • Never leave the foreskin behind the head of your penis for any longer than you need to.
  • If a catheter is put into your bladder, check afterward to be sure that the foreskin is covering the head of your penis.


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

Written by editorial staff

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