Article: Physiological Phimosis vs. Phathologic Phimosis

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Article: Physiological Phimosis vs. Phathologic Phimosis
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Sun, 01-30-2011 - 10:37am

This article, from a group of family physicians in Canada, does a good job of describing normal phimosis (i.e. newborns until puperbty) with pathologic phimosis (presence of scar tissue that prevents the foreskin from retracting).

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Oh yes, I used it in a paper I turned in today! :)

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Good Link

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Thank you Kristi, this is a good article.

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This article is fantastic and I wished we had access to it when we first faced the

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Thank you so much for your information! Very helpful.

Sadly, in America, it is very rare for a physician to even consider saving the foreskin. Why would you save something that is useless? As we all know, every part on our body may be subject to infection, injury, issue at some point in our lives. The answer is NOT to remove these body parts - that is rediculous. Some intact males in this country are subjected to uneeded circumcision because the alternate route - preserving the foreskin - is an idea that is so foreign and rediculous to them they do not consider it. Off with the foreskin! Quite sad, really.

The answer is to solve the problem with the least amount of harm possible - as your son's doctor so wisely did. Great doctor!

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Kristi...

This may come as a surprise, but

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Hakunan, my friend - hello! :smileyhappy:

I was offered a 'virtual' preputioplasty (prepuce plasty) after the paraphimosis I suffered

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Christopher, thank you for this - I can certainly understand that in the circumstances in which you found yourself, there was little time to research options, just an overwhelming desire to relieve the pain and avoid further complications!