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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

Foreskin Redness

11/24/2009

Question:

My 3 year old is circumcised, but has quite a redness under his foreskin.

Answer:

Usually this is from mild irritation and is not an issue of concern. Another potential cause relates to whether he has significant redundant foreskin after circumcision, or adhesions between the foreskin and head of the penis. At times the adhesions separate and then it can cause significant redness, but it is not problematic.

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Response by:

Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University