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#147396 - 09/05/05 05:56 PM balanoposthitis
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Balanoposthitis is the inflammation of the glans penis and the foreskin in uncircumsized males. The word was coined from two roots and an affix: Gk βαλανος (balanos; cf. L glans, glandis, Russian жёлудь (zhjolud') 'acorn; glans penis' fr. PIE *gwel- 'oak'), Gk ποσθη (posthe) 'membrum virile; prepuce', -itis ISV 'inflammation of'. May be caused by phimosis, or an abnormal tightness of the foreskin preventing retraction over the glans. Phimosis is from Gk φιμωσις (phimosis) 'muzzling, silencing; stopping up of an orifice; contraction of the prepuce' fr φιμος (phimos) 'muzzle'.

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#147397 - 09/05/05 10:12 PM Re: balanoposthitis
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I think you just made every man on this board cross his legs.


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#147398 - 09/06/05 06:04 AM Re: balanoposthitis
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And a few others to say "Put a muzzle on that, Bub."


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#147399 - 09/06/05 08:39 AM Re: balanoposthitis
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Oh, dear; oh, my. And, I was gonna link to a medical article with pitchers and everything. (See; I do have some restraint.)

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#147400 - 09/06/05 09:10 AM Re: balanoposthitis
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And, I was gonna link to a medical article with pitchers and everything.

That should be "pitchers n everthang," Buster.

Oh, and thanks for the restraint.


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#147401 - 09/06/05 09:59 AM restraint
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Perhaps the snugness of the restraint is causing the malady? Try something which breathes better than imitation leather.


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#147402 - 09/06/05 10:05 AM Re: imitatio vitae
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imitation leather

Heavens to Naugahyde®!

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#147403 - 09/06/05 12:52 PM Re: imitatio vitae
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Is that your vinyl answer? And shouldn't that be genuine imitation leather, Sparteye?


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#147404 - 09/06/05 03:49 PM balano-whatever
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I've only heard it simplified to "balanitis," meaning glans and prepuce both, even from urologists. Unless of course they're just simplifying it for benefit of hoi polloi.

How about it? Any urologists lurking out there? What say you?


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#147405 - 09/07/05 01:06 PM Re: scions of life
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I meant to mention that a couple of historical characters are associated with phimosis: Louis XVI and Charles Guiteau (Garfield's assassin). Louis married Marie Antoinette when he was 15 and she 14. The marriage remained unconsummated until 7 years later owing to a genital deformation, usually considered phimosis, which was however corrected with minor surgery, perhaps circumcision.

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