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Overly tight circumcision not advised

Dr. Reed, I have a webbed penis or turkey neck following a circumcision.  What should I do?


Dear Nat,

We have many pictures of penile-scrotal webs on our web-site (sorry for the redundancy). See
penisdoctor.com/before-after-penile-scrotal-web   50% of our patients who come to us for circumcision revision comment on this.

Please remember the underside of the penis at the junction of the scrotum is a transition zone in congenital development and  many uncircumcised men have a penile-scrotal web.  As mentioned before I was asked to testify in favor of a patient who had allegedly a “penile-scrotal web” after circumcision, and the very next day in comes another patient with a penile scrotal web who never had  a circumcision.  I withdrew from the case.

Factored into the equation are so many men requesting dah-dah and tight.  They should only realize that this can result not only in a penile-scrotal web (or exaggeration thereof) as well as drawing pubic hair onto the top side of the shaft.  If I had a penny for every man with this condition who shaves the base of the penis to restore a longer look to his penis, I’d be a rich man.

The best way to determine, if you (as a doctor) is taking off too much is the grasp the head and put it on tension, if you notice the scrotum or pubic skin start to draw onto the penile shaft, then you’re taking off too much.  This especially applies to the category of “growers, not show-ers“.  If someone has a wide dynamic range, and you want them to look perfectly circumcised when flaccid, when they’re erect for sure, there’s not going to be enough skin.  Circumcision is primarily  about hygiene, but it’s also about common sense.

Let’s exercise both.

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision – Miami

Shaved bush sign and penile-scrotal web,   “overly tight”

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