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This is a bit of a long shot but am asking for a male relative who's just had abdominal surgery and been discharged home with a catheter in place - he has got a really swollen penis...Dr has been out and said that this is normal post op swelling but I know he's still concerned as has been taking anti inflammatories and can't quite see why it is swollen today when the OP was about 3 days ago. Hope some one may be able to help xx
google phimosis and click on images instead of web. it has a pretty distinctive presentation. it's unlikely GP would have missed it and it'd be a huge coincidence that it developed the same time as this operation... more likely it's swelling that will pass with anti-inflammatory meds and time.
if he has a catheter he might have district nurses coming in? what kind of catheter is it? is it supra-pubic?
not a coincidence as to put in the catheter the foreskin needs pulling back, then if it's not pulled back over the end fully it swells and gets stuck then swells more. so a possibility.(think its actually called paraphimosis)
Yes he has district nurses coming in so you would hope that ALL the various nurses and GP would not look at his swelling and not realise if it was paraphimosis! I will direct him to look at googled photos though just to set his mind at rest. Thank you so much all. x