Which physical findings are characteristic of phimosis?

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

  • The foreskin cannot be retracted proximally over the glans penis.

  • In physiologic phimosis, the preputial orifice is unscarred and healthy appearing.

  • In pathologic phimosis, a contracted white fibrous ring may be visible around the preputial orifice

    Physiologic phimosis versus pathologic phimosis. Physiologic phimosis versus pathologic phimosis.

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