Week 11 Intial AD.docx - Cathy Boursiquot Week 11 Initial Post Advanced Pathophysiology NURS-6501N-25 Disorders of the Reproductive Systems Instruction

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Cathy Boursiquot Week 11 Initial Post Advanced Pathophysiology NURS-6501N-25 Disorders of the Reproductive Systems Instruction In this week's post, I will describe the similarities and differences between Priapism and Phimosis of the two disorders. Further, I will also explain how age might impact the diagnosis of and treatment for the two disorders. Priapism Priapism is a common condition of prolonged penile erection. It usually painful and is not associated with sexual arousal. Priapism is idiopathic in 60% of cases; the remaining 40 % of cases can be related to spinal cord trauma, sickle cell disease, leukemia, pelvic tumors, infections, or penile trauma ( Huether & McCance (2017 Phimosis Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin cannot be retracted over the glans. Phimosis is usually divided into physiologic and pathologic phimosis (Huether & McCance, 2017). There are two types of Phimosis, and these include Physiologic Phimosis: This condition is completely normal in an uncircumcised boy less than ten years old. Approximately around or after ten-year of age, the child may be able to retract the foreskin of the penis. Nevertheless, this condition can cause considerable stress and anxiety in parents. Pathologic Phimosis: It is a
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common condition that may affect males of any age. The prognosis of Physiologic Phimosis in Children is excellent; the prognosis of Pathologic Phimosis is good with suitable treatment but also depends on the underlying cause (Bolognia, J. L., Schaffer, J. V., Duncan, K. O., & Ko, C. J. 2014). Similarities/Differences of Priapism and Phimosis Priapism is due to alpha 1-adrenergic blockade in the corpora cavernosa. This barrier
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