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How is paraphimosis treated?

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It’s often treated in the emergency room. The ways the doctors will provide relief include:

  • A solution is applied to your penis to reduce the swelling. Then a doctor manually works the foreskin loose from its position.
  • The doctor uses a needle to make several holes in the foreskin to allow fluids to escape. This reduces the swelling.
  • You get fluids to help you release unneeded water to reduce swelling.
  • Your doctor makes a small slit in your foreskin in order to loosen it.
  • You get a circumcision.

SOURCES:

British Association of Pediatric Urologists: “Management of Foreskin Conditions.”

National Health Service: “Phimosis and paraphimois (foreskin problems).”

Medscape: “Phimosis and paraphimosis.”

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Phimosis and paraphimosis in children.”

McGregor, T. , March 2007. Canadian Family Physician

University of California, San Francisco: “Phimosis.”

Anand, A. , December 2012. Urologia Internationalis

American Cancer Society: “Penile cancer.”

Medscape.

Clveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 22, 2019

SOURCES:

British Association of Pediatric Urologists: “Management of Foreskin Conditions.”

National Health Service: “Phimosis and paraphimois (foreskin problems).”

Medscape: “Phimosis and paraphimosis.”

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Phimosis and paraphimosis in children.”

McGregor, T. , March 2007. Canadian Family Physician

University of California, San Francisco: “Phimosis.”

Anand, A. , December 2012. Urologia Internationalis

American Cancer Society: “Penile cancer.”

Medscape.

Clveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 22, 2019

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