Circumcision

What is Circumcision Doctor

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Circumcision is a minor type of surgery. It’s the removal of the foreskin, the skin covering the top of the penis. It’s for new borne male children mostly due to their religious beliefs. In some cases, older children and adults may also be circumcised for their reason.

In a recent survey, circumcision very common in the United States, some parts of the Middle East, and many parts of the African continent. It’s not that common in Europe and many parts of the Middle East.

Older children are circumcised to be able to treat several medical conditions like:

Banalityas, which is brought by swelling of the foreskin.

Phimosis-this is the inability to retract the foreskin.

Balanoposthitis-it causes inflammation on the tip and the foreskin of the penis.

Paraphimosis- this is the inability to return the retracted foreskin to its healthy and original condition.

Healthy newborn babies don’t have to be circumcised, but they do it for several reasons. Many do it’s due to their religious practice, especially the Islam and Judaism religion. Others do it for their cause, aesthetic preference, and resulting in a lower risk of a medical condition.

Their parents make circumcision decisions for babies until the child is old enough to make that decision. Doctors can also help in decision making as they offer advice on the benefit and the risk.

Some of the benefits of circumcision

Making it easier to maintain good hygiene

Reduced risk of urinating infection diseases

Reduce the risk of getting penile cancer; this type of cancer is not that common, especially if you are circumcised.

Reduced risk of getting most of the sexually transmitted disease like HIV & AIDS

It reduces the risk of getting cervical cancer especially in women

It prevents balanoposthitis, phimosis, paraphimosis, and Banality.

Circumcision procedure

Most of the circumcision is done in a hospital by a well-trained medical staff. It’s done to outpatient; this means you will be circumcised and discharged immediately after the surgery.

Circumcision is mostly done by a pediatrician, medical doctor, surgeon, or a urologist. The surgery begins, one as given anesthetic through an injection or cream applied to numb the penis. The anesthetic is used to ease any pain.

Depending on the medical staff experience, there are several technics used to perform circumcision. There are three standard and most used methods: the Mogen clamp, the Gomco clamp, and finally, the plastic bell device.

Healing process

The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes. All of the methods work by cutting off, around the foreskin slowly, to prevent bleeding when the medical practitioner is cutting the foreskin.

New borne babies healing takes about 7 to 10 days. In adults, it may be different, and the doctors will advise you on everything you need to know. Most doctors will recommend you to walk around during the healing and recovery process. Avoid any sexual activity for about six weeks after the surgery. Visit a doctor if any abnormal condition occurs like increased pain, difficulty urinating, bleeding, swelling, or increased redness. …