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Pediatric Urology: Circumcisions, Phimosis, Paraphimosis

​The prepuce, or foreskin, is a normal part of the external genitalia, forming a natural covering over the tip of the penis (glans). At birth the foreskin typically is un-retractable, or does not easily glide back and forth over the glans. This is a normal condition and the foreskin will become fully retractable as the child grows. At birth up to 95% of boys have un-retractable foreskins compared to the forth year of life when only 10% of boys have un-retractable foreskins. Medical intervention is usually unnecessary. Medical or surgical intervention is necessary when a child has difficulties with urination (for example, the urine pools in the foreskin) or problems with infections.


To make an appointment with a pediatric urology specialist call the Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado at 720-777-3926