Foreskin adhesions (2120)

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What is a foreskin adhesion?

An adhesion is scar tissue that causes tissue to stick together. Foreskin adhesions are very common. After circumcision, the protected inner skin of the penis can stick to the head (glans) of the penis. These adhesions normally get better on their own without treatment. Sometimes they do not go away or can cause infection and pain. If that happens, they will need to be separated. A steroid cream may be used, or a minor procedure may need to be done to separate the adhesions.

How do I care for my child after the procedure? 

For a couple days

For the first 3 to 5 days

Pediatric Urology:

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30 pm - (414) 266-3794

Monday – Friday And weekends 9:30pm – 8:00am - (414) 266-2000 ask for the Urology Resident on call


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has:

  • A lot of bleeding.
  • Swelling, redness, and/or bruising that is not getting better. 
  • Special health care needs that were not covered by this information.