Penile skin bridge (2121)

Key points below

What is a penile skin bridge?

A skin bridge is a skin attachment. A piece of skin on the penis attaches to the head of the penis (glans).  It may happen after circumcision. It happens because part of the skin did not heal like it should. 

How is it treated?

Skin bridges will not get better on their own. They need to be treated in a doctor’s office. A health care provider will carefully cut the skin that needs to be removed.

What will happen in the office?

How do I care for my child after the procedure?

Pediatric Urology:
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30 pm - (414) 266-3794
Monday – Friday 9:30pm – 8:00am and weekends - (414) 266-2000 ask for the Urology Resident on call

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