Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tight Foreskin Symptoms

Symptoms of phimosis include:

  • Inability to pull the foreskin back over the shaft of the penis:
    • The foreskin is stuck in normal position, covering the head of the penis
  • Difficulty urinating:
    • Difficulty starting the flow of urine
    • Weak flow of urine
  • Pain during urination
  • Penile pain during erection
  • Redness of the penis

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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 Tight Foreskin References
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  2. Blalock HJ, Vemulakonda V, Ritchey ML, Ribbeck M. Outpatient management of phimosis following newborn circumcision. J Urol. 2003 Jun;169(6):2332-4. [12771793]
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  4. Van Howe RS. Cost-effective treatment of phimosis. Pediatrics. 1998 Oct;102(4):E43. [9755280]
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