What is paraphimosis? How to treat it and what to do? Paraphimosis mdash; is pathological condition characterized by pinching of the head of the penis behind a shifted foreskin. If such a condition arose, then it is necessary to consult a doctor immediately, as dangerous and serious complications are possible. Surgery is sometimes necessary to resolve the situation
Causes of paraphimosis
What is the cause of paraphimosis? Infringement of the glans penis occurs due to edema, irritation (inflammation) and narrowing of the foreskin. Possible triggering factors include:
- poor personal hygiene;
- bacterial recurrence of infection;
- age (children, the elderly).
Paraphimosis is more common in uncircumcised men, or if circumcision is performed incorrectly or incompletely. Unfortunately, paraphimosis is not uncommon and can occur in almost any man, for example, after physical trauma, or masturbation. Medical procedures that require exposure of the penis balanus for a long period are also fraught with the occurrence of dangerous edematous conditions; bladder catheterization, cystoscopy.
It is important to note that among the causes of paraphimosis, one of the places of honor belongs to the piercer. Due to this the foreskin cannot return to its natural position and as a result - edema plus paraphimosis. Piercing lovers should consider whether such a «beauty» is worth the sacrifice?
Symptoms of paraphimosis
- foreskin is removed behind the rounded tip of the penis
- the penis balanus and foreskin swell;
- the foreskin is difficult to return to its natural position;
- penis soreness.
Paraphimosis leads to urinary retention, as there are difficulties with urination.
Diagnosis of paraphimosis
Diagnosis of paraphimosis is simple, a physical examination is enough: the penis balanus is not covered with a pack of foreskin. The patient should seek help as soon as possible and any delay can be very expensive for the health and even the life of a man. If, despite the use of manual methods to «free» the penis balanus, the foreskin still does not return to its place, surgery is recommended (surgical contraction under local anesthesia, circumcision). Circumcision can be a good prevention of paraphimosis.
The prognosis is excellent in most cases. The only condition is timely treatment. If paraphimosis is not treated, then venous congestion in the head can lead to damage or loss of the glans penis, gangrene.