Summary The foreskin is the sheath of skin that covers the head glans of the penis. Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin and is a common treatment for many foreskin problems. The foreskin is the sheath of skin that covers the head glans of the penis. At birth, the foreskin is fully attached to the penis. In time, the foreskin separates and can be retracted pulled back. This can usually be done by the age of about two.
Is this your child's symptom? Symptoms of the male genitals penis or scrotum Not caused by an injury Symptoms Penis symptoms include rash, pain, itching, and swelling. Discharge from the end of the penis is also included. Scrotum symptoms include rash, itching, pain and swelling. Any genital pain that is not due to an injury is covered.
This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor. Information from Your Family Doctor Paraphimosis: Paraphimosis means the foreskin is stuck behind the head of the penis and can't be pulled back down into a normal position.