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In men, it is primarily in the region of the foreskin that chancroid is found. Occasionally, chancroid in this region may cause the complication known as «phimosis » (a narrowing or tightening of the foreskin that makes retraction of the foreskin difficult, if not impossible). Another complication that occurs from time to time (rare) secondary to chancroid is a « paraphimosis » (a complication of phimosis, whereby the foreskin causes strangulation of the glans). Chancroid can also appear on the glans of the penis (the head), the body or shaft of the penis, or at the urethral orifice (the opening into the penis and its conduit, the urethra). The anus and/or rectum may be afflicted. At times infection may manifest itself on the scrotum and/or thighs.