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Circumcision Not Recommended

Sometimes an infant’s foreskin might seem excessive in length. This is often called “redundant,” but some say it is “abundant!” This is perfectly normal because the entire organ is going to grow. No treatment is necessary or even advisable; the condition will resolve itself in time.1 It is sometimes a complication from circumcision itself.2

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  1. Cold CJ, Taylor JR. The prepuce. BJU Int. 1999;83Suppl.1:34-44.
  2. Pieretti RV, Goldstein AM, Pieretti-Vanmarcke R. Late complications of newborn circumcision: a common and avoidable problem. Pediatr Surg Int. 2010;26(5):515-8.
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