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How does phimosis affect my quality of life?

Phimosis shouldn't have a serious medical impact on your quality of life. It isn't necessarily painful unless the foreskin is infected or irritated. However, phimosis can make certain activities more difficult. Most notable is urination, which is hindered by the foreskin enveloping the tip of the penis. This can cause swelling of the foreskin during urination and can lead to painful urinary tract infections. Phimosis can also hinder sexual activity, from intercourse to masturbation.

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