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Manhood Pain: Phimosis or Paraphimosis?


They sound similar and they both can cause considerable manhood pain, but there is a difference between phimosis and paraphimosis. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Manhood Pain: Phimosis or Paraphimosis?

Manhood Pain Phimosis or Paraphimosis?
By John Dugan
  • While most matters revolving around the
    circumcised/intact debate dont have a huge
    impact on male organ health, a couple of manhood
    pain issues land squarely in the intact male camp
    mainly because they involve the prepuce itself.
    Many intact men have heard of phimosis and
    paraphimosis but many arent sure what each of
    them means and how they are different. And they
    are different, even if they both result in some
    manhood pain
  • Phimosis refers to a situation in which the
    prepuce cannot be pulled back to reveal the head.
    It is a very common condition in boys, much less
    so in adult men. The situation usually resolves
    itself by age 7 in 90 of cases and by age 16 in
  • Unretracted prepuce in the soft manhood does
    not itself produce pain in the case of
    tumescence, however, there can be considerable
    discomfort. In addition, boys and men with
    phimosis are at a greater risk of balanitis, an
    inflammation of the head. As a matter of fact,
    often balanitis is the cause of phimosis in adult
    men or in boys who had previously successfully
    retracted their prepuce.
  • So what about paraphimosis? This condition is
    actually the opposite of phimosis. In
    paraphimosis, a man (or boy) has retracted his
    prepuce back past the head but it becomes stuck
    there and cant get released to expand back over
    the head.
  • Paraphimosis is much less common than
    phimosis and is considered by most doctors to
    be a medical emergency if it lasts for an
    extended period of time (such as several hours).
    Why? Because paraphimosis usually means that the
    prepuce is tighter than it should be otherwise,
    it would fall back over the head. (Although
    sometimes the issue is not that the prepuce is
    too tight but that the head is too swollen,
    usually due to balanitis.) If the prepuce is too
    tight and trapped behind the head, it may
    severely constrict blood flow in the manhood.
  • Unlike with phimosis, manhood pain is almost
    always associated with paraphimosis. The pain may
    increase if the tightness near the head results
    in swelling. In some cases, the lack of blood
    flow can create an extremely serious condition in
    which gangrene can develop, which may necessitate
    amputation of affected parts. This is why a man
    must consult a doctor if paraphimosis occurs for
    more than a couple of hours.
  • In adults, phimosis is generally related to
    balanitis or another cause of an inflamed head.
    If this is not the case and the skin is simply
    too tight, there may be loosening exercises a
    man can employ to try to stretch out the prepuce.
    However, he should consult with a doctor before
    attempting these.
  • Paraphimosis often resolves itself within a
    couple of hours, with no prolonged swelling.
    However, when it persists, or if swelling
    appears, it is best to call the doctor. If the
    skin changes color, it is imperative to seek help
    at once, even if there is an absence of swelling.
    The manhood pain associated with paraphimosis may
    require local anesthesia in some cases.

  • Manhood pain can result from many causes
    other than phimosis or paraphimosis. Often, minor
    pain and soreness can be eased by regular
    application of a top notch male organ health
    crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man
    Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for
    skin). Keeping the skin supple often eases pain,
    so select a crème with a combination of powerful
    moisturizing ingredients, such as vitamin E and
    natural Shea butter. Its even better if the
    crème also contains vitamin C, as that vitamin
    helps boost the elasticity of member skin.