Paraphimosis is a condition where the retracted foreskin cannot be pulled over the tip of the penis. The condition is defined as when the foreskin is pulled back behind the tip of the penis and it gets stuck there. The retracted foreskin and the penis become swollen and fluid can build up. Paraphimosis is a medical emergency. It should not be confused with phimosis.
Paraphimosis most often occurs when a healthcare provider handles the foreskin improperly. If you are experiencing symptoms of paraphimosis you should go to a doctor immediately. If untreated, this can cause serious damage to the penis by cutting off the blood flow.