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Penile Adhesion Questions

penile adhesions

Many circumcised boys have penile adhesions. These are non-painful skin bridges that connect onto the penile head. They can occur immediately after circumcision secondary to procedure related swelling. They typically occur in chunky boys between the age of 2 to 18 months. At this time many boys have extra fatty tissue which (... more about penile adhesions)

See a series of sketches pictures of penile adhesions

Preventive Care

I have a circumcised 12 month old healthy son. Our pediatrician had to pull the remaining foreskin back this am at his check up.  1. Should I be pulling the skin back the same at each diaper change or once a day or? I recommend you gently retract the foreskin at least daily. It is best to make it part of your schedule either first in am, bedtime or even every diaper (... more on penile adhesion care)

Treatment options

At his recent 9 month check-up, my pediatrician informed me that my son has penile adhesions. She said we should pull back the foreskin each night after a bath and apply 1% hydrocortisone cream. After examining his penis more closely and doing more reading on this topic, I am very
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Penile Adhesion

My 11 month old son was circumcised at 2 days old.  I did the appropriate care post circumcision (Vaseline for 7 days)  I was not told to retract the skin at all.  I happen to read it in a book and then started to retract it at around 4 weeks old. I did not do this every day, but mostly after bath.  I do not remember seeing a problem with it and the pedi at (... more about this case of a penile adhesion)

Written May 2010 by
Dr. Gordon, Orlando Pediatrician






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