Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Phimosis Evaluation

The evaluation of phimosis requires a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in males with phimosis include:

  • Inability to pull the foreskin back over the shaft of the penis, in order to expose the head of the penis
  • Redness of the penis

Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of phimosis.

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Last Updated: May 12, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Phimosis References
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