Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Foreskin Tight Around Penis Treatment

Treatment for paraphimosis usually includes manual compression. In this procedure, the doctor applies pressure around the head of the penis so that the foreskin can be pulled back over the penis. Other options include an incision in the foreskin and circumcision.

Treatment for paraphimosis includes:

  • Manual compression for paraphimosis:
    • Compression of the head of the penis so that the foreskin can be pulled back over the penis
  • Dorsal slit procedure for paraphimosis:
    • A small incision is made in the foreskin.
  • Circumcision for paraphimosis:
    • Removal of the foreskin

Foreskin Tight Around Penis Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of paraphimosis.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • Do I need medication?
    • How long will I be on medication?
    • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
    • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
    • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for paraphimosis complications?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Foreskin Tight Around Penis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat paraphimosis:

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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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