Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Foreskin Tight Around Penis Evaluation

The evaluation of paraphimosis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with paraphimosis may include:

  • Inability to move the foreskin so that it covers the head of the penis
  • Penile tenderness
  • Redness of the penis
  • Swelling of the head of the penis

Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of paraphimosis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate paraphimosis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Foreskin Tight Around Penis References
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