Which patient groups have the highest risk for paraphimosis?

Updated: Aug 05, 2017
  • Author: Hina Z Ghory, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

Paraphimosis is classically seen in one of the following populations [17, 18]

  • Children whose foreskins have been forcefully retracted or who forget to reduce their foreskin after voiding or bathing

  • Adolescents or adults who present with paraphimosis in the setting of vigorous sexual activity [19]

  • Men with chronic balanoposthitis

  • Patients with indwelling catheters in whom caretakers forget to replace the foreskin after catheterization or cleaning

Urinary obstruction is a late feature.


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