Paraphimosis | Treatment

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What happens if I get paraphimosis?

Paraphimosis usually causes pain in your penis, but not always. You might get an infection in your penis. You might not be able to go to the bathroom at all. If you can't pull your foreskin over the head of your penis, you need to call your doctor right away.

The first thing your doctor will do is treat the swelling. This can be done by pressing your penis with a hand or by wrapping your penis in a tight bandage. After the swelling has gone away, your doctor should be able to pull the foreskin back down. If the foreskin remains stuck, your doctor might need to make a small cut in the trapped foreskin to loosen it.

Source

Paraphimosis: Current Treatment Options by JM Choe, MD (American Family Physician December 15, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20001215/2623.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

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

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