Which clinical history findings are characteristic of paraphimosis?

Updated: Aug 05, 2017
  • Author: Hina Z Ghory, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Paraphimosis classically presents with a painful, swollen glans penis in the uncircumcised or partially circumcised patient. A preverbal infant may present only with irritability. Occasionally, the paraphimosis may be an incidental finding noted by a caretaker of a debilitated patient. (See below.)

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