Pearly Pink Papules, remove during my adult circumcision

Dear Dr. Reed,

Have pearly pink papules, and you have me scheduled for a circumcision next week.  Can they be removed at the same time?


Dear Keith,

Yes, we can and there is no additional charge.  You’ll be under local anesthesia.  Pealrly pink papules are consider a normal variant not to be confused with penile condyloma or warts.  They tend to occur more in uncircumcised men and are not sexually transmissible.  The technique we use is pin point cauterization with low setting desiccation.  In that they can occur very closely in a row, we do not want to make a burn scar streaking across the corona, so we’ll go after the major ones (often 70% of them) and leave some skin in between to promote normal wound healing.  Then in about 6 weeks you can come back and we can do the rest.



Harold M. Reed, M.D.

The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Urological Surgery – Miami

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