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Old 05-22-2003, 04:29 PM   #1
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I was circumcised when I was a baby and didn't heal quite right afterward. The result was a skin bridge connecting from the shaft to the head of my penis. I've been thing about getting it corrected but I'm not sure if its worth it (cost, scarring, etc). Has anybody out there had their skin bridge removed?

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Old 05-23-2003, 10:27 AM   #2
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I have a skin bridge although I didn't know that was what it was called. I thought I was probably the only one in the world with that. I have had nothing done to correct it and it has caused no problem.

Old 05-24-2003, 04:26 AM   #3
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This is a common complication from circumcision that almost never shows up as such in offician statistics. It is caused by the fact that the foreskin has to be ripped away from the glans before circumcision since it is naturally adhered to the glans like a fingernail to a finger in the first few years of life. So after circumcision a new-born's glans is red raw as is the wound from cutting off the foreskin. It is common for these two raw areas to join in places forming skin bridges. One of the ways the medical profession sells circumcision to parents is to say if you have him done you'll never have to worry about caring for the penis. So mothers naturally believe they don't have to do anything to prevent adhesions.
I have never seen a postfrom someone who had a skin bridge surgically fixed but know that is the only way to fix them. Unlike aadhesions under the foreskin in intact men there is no natural fault line to try and separate the two layers along. I would imagine that the adhesion would prevent you masturbating using any loose skin you have left and instead you have no choice but to use a lubricant? Isn't it tight on the side with the adhesion when you get an erection? If either of these is the case I would think it is well worth looking into having done but am not sure what damage such surgery would do to the glans and remaining foreskin tissue.

Old 05-24-2003, 07:49 AM   #4
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I had a skin bridge from being circumcised when I was little. I had it sorted out surgically about 10 years ago when I was 34 - it was a very simple op and it is much better and more comfortable to masturbate and have sex. I would advise you to get it done.

Old 05-24-2003, 01:07 PM   #5
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As I said earlier, I have a skin bridge. It has caused no problem whatsoever, either in masterbating or intercourse. It is somewhat small about 1/8 inch wide. It is open underneath as I guess most are. I don't have to use lubricant but that is always a nice addition. Hope you have success in whatever your decision. Incidently I am over 60 so I wouldn't consider surgery at this point.

Old 05-26-2003, 11:53 PM   #6
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im 21 and i also have just been enlightened that i have a "skin bridge"...ive wondered for years what the hell this extra piece of skin was and its bothered me forever, and tonite ive just found out what it was after a little research online...i've delt with it pretty much exactly like VaginalVamp did, ive been very ashamed of it and and its costed me alot of very much relieved to find out that im not the only one with this problem, and also glad to hear that it can be fixed...a few questions though, 1)what kind of doctor should it be done by??? 2)is it very costly??? 3)does your penis now look "normal", or is there now instead of extra skin, a bit of missing skin...thanx in advance for anyone who helps

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