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How is paraphimosis treated?

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Paraphimosis is often treated in the emergency room. Doctors typically will:

  • Put a solution on your penis to reduce the swelling then manually work the foreskin loose from its position.
  • Use a needle to make several holes in the foreskin to let fluids out and reduce swelling.
  • Give you fluids to help you pee and reduce swelling.
  • Make a small slit in your foreskin to loosen it.
  • Circumcise you.

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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