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Is phimosis life-threatening?

Phimosis isn't considered a life-threatening condition. Typical side effects are minor, resulting from the tightness of the foreskin over the tip of the penis. This can cause difficulty urinating, including the swelling of foreskin and a lighter than normal flow of urine. Usually the most serious complication is urinary tract infections, along with the accompanying pain and discomfort. However, if not treated, almost any infection can become serious given the appropriate conditions.

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