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FAQ Penile Scrotal Web, How Best to Remove Dr. Reed

Dr. Reed, Have a penile scrotal web, so called turkey neck.  Aside from making my penis look shorter, scrotal hair is dragging into the vagina creating a pulling sensation.  MIckey

Dear Mickey,

Penile scrotal webs can be seen on uncircumcised as well as circumcised men, especially men who have had an overly aggressive circumcision.  Yes, I agree there is the appearance of penile shortening and also the discomfort you describe is well recognized.,  

Our approach is to do a V-Y plasty as the rugae or folds on the scrotum tend to be in a chevron pattern so this usually heals imperceptibly and the stem of the Y winds up in the midline raphe of the underside of the penis.  

Occasionally we may combine penile scrotal web repair with a circumcision revision.  We would not recommend a new circumcision with done at the same time as there might be too much tension on the incisions lines.

Before and after photos of penile scrotal web repair can be seen on our web-site penisdoctor.com/before-after-penile-scrotal-web

Hope you like what you see.

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Urological Surgery

Penile scrotal web picture before

Penile scrotal web picture before

Penile scrotal web picture after