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Foreskin Problems (cont.)

Foreskin Problems Causes

Causes for phimosis include infection, poor hygiene, and previous foreskin injury.

Any condition or activity that results in prolonged foreskin retraction can lead to development of paraphimosis.

  • An improperly circumcised penis
  • Frequent insertion of bladder catheters
  • Vigorous sexual activity, including masturbation
  • Males forgetting to return the foreskin to its normal position after retracting it (for example, an elderly patient who needs self-cathaterization)

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