Paraphimosis refers to the blockage of the foreskin - the skin covering the glans of the penis - when it is brought backwards.

The foreskin can not then return to its normal position and is blocked behind the glans, which itself can be “strangled”.

All uncircumcised men with a rather tight foreskin are potentially at risk for a paraphimosis.

This is an urgent condition that must be treated without delay and that requires a reduction of the paraphimosis as quickly as possible, by a doctor or in one of the Cliniques Marois.