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an abnormal tightness of the foreskin preventing retraction over the glans

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Severe phimosis will lead to the inflammation of external urethral orifice and glans or urinary retention.
New York Urology Specialists is an independent urology practice offering state-of-the-art urology care for complex urological conditions including erectile dysfunction, Peyronie's disease and phimosis.
b) Includes cryptorchidism, hypospadias, inguinal hernia, varicocele, testicular hydrocele, incarcerated hernia, phimosis, testicular torsion, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and epididymitis, combined into one variable (yes/no).
YOU are suffering from a condition called phimosis.
Prevention of foreskin infections, as well as phimosis, a condition that makes foreskin retraction impossible.
This anatomical discrepancy predisposes the lateral canthus to develop laxity and phimosis with age (1).
Two medical conditions - called phimosis and balanitis - usually require the snip, not just to improve your sex life, but to stop pain.
Hypopigmentation also is characteristic, with scarring and architectural changes including phimosis of the clitoris, resorption of the labia minora, and narrowing of the introitus causing recurrent tearing.
A tragic case in point is illustrated in Calapinto's (2000) discussion of the case of Bruce Thiessen, one of a pair of twins who lost his penis in what was later described as a "bizarre accident" that occurred during his circumcision to correct his phimosis (a clinical condition in which the male foreskin does not retract as it should).
These would include phimosis, where the foreskin is abnormally tight and cannot be pulled back; or balanitis, where the foreskin and top of the penis become infl amed.
Male circumcision has been practised for thousands of years as part of a religious ceremony shortly after birth, as a traditional 'coming of age' at puberty in some cultures and as a medical procedure to prevent urinary tract and sexually transmitted infections, and for the treatment of phimosis.
Balanitis xerotica obliterans represents a subset of lichen sclerosus in which there is significant destructive inflammation associated with phimosis and urethral stenosis.
Another factor that should be considered in any comprehensive condom use intervention in Brazil is that men are generally not circumcised, except in the case of phimosis (a condition in which a tight foreskin prevents the baring of the glans of the penis) or some other unusual condition.
In a recent historical survey, Dunsmuir and Gordon cite prevention or cure of impotence, phimosis, sterility, priapism, masturbation, venereal disease, epilepsy, bed-wetting, night terrors, "precocious sexual unrest" and homosexuality as among the contradictory benefits urged by Victorian and Edwardian physicians in Britain and the USA, without offering any firm suggestions of their own as to the relative weight of these factors.
While it may occur in circumcised or uncircumcised individuals, it is more frequently associated with chronic balanitis or phimosis in uncircumcised males.