Paraphimosis (Foreskin stuck behind head of penis)

Paraphimosis: When Foreskin stuck behind head of penis.

Men with often pull back their foreskins for many different reasons. Sometimes it is to clean the head of the penis. Some men like to pull their foreskin back when they urinate. Frequently, during sex or masturbation, the foreskin is also naturally pulled back to expose the head of the penis.

In most cases, the foreskin goes back to its natural position to cover the head of the penis. When the foreskin gets stuck behind the head of the penis, it can cause severe problems like swelling and pain. This is called Paraphimosis.

Paraphimosis occurs when the foreskin is retracted behind the crown (corona) of the penis and can’t be returned to the unretracted position.

This can cause entrapment of the penis, eventually impairing the drainage of blood.

If your foreskin is stuck behind the head of the penis, please see a doctor as soon as you can. It is an emergency!

Paraphimosis is a urological emergency.

 

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Paraphimosis can happen due to :

1.) Masturbation

2.) Vigorous sexual activity

3.) Penile piercing

4.) Urinary catheterisation ( a tube inserted into the bladder)

5.) Or any other reason that the foreskin is pulled back to expose the head of the penis

 

If you are suffering from paraphimosis, see a doctor as soon as you can.

 

ASAP!

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Symptoms of Paraphimosis

If you have these symptoms, it could indicate that your condition is getting serious and you should get medical attention ASAP

1.) Pain and swelling of the tip of the penis

2.) Inability to pull the foreskin back over the tip of the penis.

3.) Discoloration, either dark red or bluish color, of the tip of the penis

The symptoms of phimosis and paraphimosis may look like other problems or medical conditions.

So, you should always see your doctor for a diagnosis.

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Paraphimosis Diagnosis and Treatment

A careful physical exam by your doctor normally gives enough information to make a diagnosis.

The vast majority of paraphimosis can be easily treated in a clinic by an experienced doctor. Our Doctor have treated multiple cases of paraphimosis in our clinics.

A skilled doctor will be able to reduce the swelling and pull the foreskin back to its natural position. Very often, the only anaesthesia needed is a bit of ice on the foreskin to numb it.

Once the foreskin is put back in its original position covering the head of the penis, everything goes back to normal. Any swelling or pain fades extremely quickly.

If the problem keeps recurring, the patient should consider undergoing a circumcision to prevent the problem from coming back.

 

The reason why paraphimosis is an emergency is-if there is a failure to reduce the paraphimosis will result in necrosis
(death of tissue) of the glans!

Questions?


1.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Novena


Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Tan Kok Kuan is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Novena Medical Centre

Address:
Novena Medial Centre
#08-31, 10 Sinaran Drive
Singapore 307506

Telephone:
+65 6397 2095

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Saturday
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Sunday and Public Holiday
Closed

2.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Somerset


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Dr. Taufiq is currently practising in Men’s Lifestyle Clinic @Somerset (Orchard Building) 

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Telephone:
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3.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Robertson


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Dr Deepa and Dr Jonathon Ti are currently practising at @Robertson Branch

Address:
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4.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Scotts


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Dr. Justin Sii & Dr. Elaine are currently practising at our Men’s Health Clinic @Scotts Medical Centre

Address:
9 Scotts Road,
#06-06, Scotts Medical Centre
Singapore 228210

Telephone:
+65 6694 2348

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