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Foreskin symptoms Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Foreskin symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had the foreskin symptoms?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Are you able to retract your foreskin?

    Why: if not this suggests Phimosis which is the inability to retract the foreskin.

  3. Have you been circumcised?

    Why: tumors of the penis are rarely seen in circumcised men. Paraphimosis does not occur in circumcised men.

  4. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. diabetes can increase the risk of balanitis and penile candidiasis; Reiter's disease can cause balanitis.

  5. Sexual history?

    Why: may indicate risk of genital warts or syphilis.

  6. Foreskin lump?

    Why: may suggest a tumor of the foreskin or genital warts.

  7. Foreskin ulcer?

    Why: may suggest syphilis, genital herpes or penile cancer.

  8. Foreskin discharge?

    Why: may suggest balanitis, balanitis due to phimosis, penile cancer, syphilitic ulcer or herpetic ulcer.

  9. Inability to retract the foreskin?

    Why: suggests Phimosis which is the inability to retract the foreskin to expose the glans penis. This may be congenital or acquired due to recurrent bacterial infection which is common in diabetes. Note that the foreskin is normally adherent to the glans penis until age 5-6 years of age.

  10. Is the foreskin fixed in the retracted position?

    Why: suggests Paraphimosis.

  11. Symptoms of Paraphimosis?

    Why: e.g. foreskin not returned to normal position, swelling and discomfort to glans penis.

  12. Symptoms of Phimosis?

    Why: e.g. in young child there may be difficulty with micturition, ballooning of the tip of the penis until it becomes full of urine. In adolescent or adult there is interference of erection and sexual intercourse.

  13. Symptoms of balanitis?

    Why: e.g. itching, pain, redness and discharge from the glans penis.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Foreskin symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Foreskin symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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