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Circumcision - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What is Circumcision? Medical Advantages : Moe Information :

What is Circumcision?

Circumcision is the process of surgical removal of the foreskin that covers the head of the penis. Circumcision is an ancient practice, which has its origin in religious rites. So even today, many parents get their sons circumcised mostly for religious reasons.This painful surgical procedure is performed mostly without anesthesia on the first or second day after the birth of the child. However, the Jewish people do circumcision on the 8th day after the birth.

During circumcision the foreskin of the penis is first freed from the penis head and the excess foreskin is then clipped off. When done on a newborn, this procedure takes no more than 5 to 19 minutes. However, as this procedure gets complicated and riskier when done on children, older babies and men, adult circumcision take approximate about an hour. Circumcision usually heals up with 7 to 10 days, leaving no scars on the penis.

Medical Advantages :

The medical advantages of doing circumcision is a highly debated topic. Although it has been found that the health benefits of newborn circumcision outweigh the risk of this procedure, but the benefits are also not so great that one can recommend it universally among all newborn males. Generally circumcision is recommended for older boys and men to treat conditions like phimosis, whereby the patient finds pain in retracting his penile foreskin. Or at times it is also conducted for treating infections on the head of the penis.

Some of the advantages of doing circumcision are that it decreases the chances of getting affected with a urinary infection and it also reduces the chances of getting infected with certain sexually transmitted diseases. It is also believed that circumcision lessens the risk of developing penile cancer in men and reduces the risk of cervical cancer in female sex partners of the person who has been circumcised.Apart from this circumcision prevents inflammation of the glans (balanitis) and of the penile foreskin (balanoposthitis).

Moe Information :

Circumcision also aids in preventing phimosis and paraphimosis and helps in keeping the head of the penis clean. The most commonplace complications that arise out of this procedure are infection and bleeding. Sometimes when the foreskin is cut too short or even too long, it can create a problem on the person. Other complications associated with this procedure are that the foreskin may fail to heal properly or the remaining foreskin might get reattached to the end of the penis, which then requires minor surgical repair.

So always consult your surgeon before getting a circumcision done on your newborns.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have itching problem at the tip of the penis which makes me uncomfortable when it comes in contact with other object other than foreskin well I have circumcision surgery in January.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE)
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Due to high sensitivity there may be tingling sensation if itching fungal infection might be contact me on line.
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Hi, I have long skin in front of my penis head. I can not able to pull it back during the erection. So I planned for circumcision surgery. Is there any one from chennai practising. Could please confirm the procedure & cost details.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE)
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Although circumcision is easy operation and not costly but why to operate. First try mannual retraction.
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I had my laser circumcision and tight frenulum operation. But its almost 6 weeks my stitches still not dissolve and swelling still there and frenulum still tight. I am soo stressed what to do. M using neosporin ointment. I had my operation through pristyncare web site very bad experience.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship in Advanced Gastrointestinal & Endocrine Surgery
General Surgeon, Kota
Don't worry in some case its may took longer time, nd stich which is use is dissolvable, have h patience, if still pbl than examine neosporine ointment is gud nd you can also use e/d ciplox on local area.
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Do circumcision for adults affects sex life? Wanted to know pros and cons of circumcision?

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE)
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
No its not so. Don't worry. Please share basic problem you having that you decided for circumcision.

Is circumcision a solution to masturbation? How would my sex life be after this? Please enlighten the topic of circumcision (I want to do it for my own convenience).

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE)
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
No, circumcision doesn't prevent masturbation. It prevents normal masturbation. It destroys the natural way to masturbate by moving the foreskin up and down over the glans, thereby making it much more difficult, and requiring some kind of lubricant.
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