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Prevention

Phimosis may be prevented by good hygiene. This includes fully pulling back the foreskin, so you can clean under it during bathing.

Paraphimosis can be prevented by carefully replacing the foreskin every time it is pulled back. If paraphimosis occurs, circumcision may be recommended to prevent it from happening again.

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