What are common complications of circumcision?

Jennifer S. Singer, MD
There are some common complications of circumcision, such as:
  • Penile adhesions: The foreskin will adhere to the glans penis. This can be avoided with proper care: pushing back on the foreskin during the early time period after the circumcision is performed.
  • Penile skin bridges: This is where the foreskin will form a bridge to the head of the penis. This can cause some tethering and pain with erection.

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