While circumcision is still a controversial procedure, many doctors believe it is safe. This
procedure can prevent many problems with penis, such as the painful condition called phimosis.
A circumcised penis has many benefits, including a lower risk of developing penile cancer. But
circumcision comes with risks. There is the possibility of infection, bleeding, sepsis, and the
chance of gangrene. If you’re considering having the circumcision procedure performed, you
should discuss the risks with your doctor.
During the circumcision process, your baby will be awake. Your doctor will first inject an esthetic
near your penis. An ointment may be applied to your skin to reduce pain. After the anesthetic
has been applied, the surgeon will insert clamps or plastic rings that will cut off the skin. Plastic
rings will likely fall off within days. The entire process takes about ten to 20 minutes. You can
then leave your baby with the doctor next day.
The pain caused by this procedure is temporary and should not cause a recurrence. The surgical
procedure is effective for the majority of cases and may reduce the risk of HIV and HPV from
contacting infected women. Other than reducing the risk of getting HIV from infected females,
circumcision may also prevent the spread of other STIs. It’s important to decide if circumcision is
right for you if you are concerned about the pain.
This procedure can be performed at any time, but it is most common during the first month. The
baby will be awake during the procedure and a local anesthetic may be used to numb any
discomfort. As the baby grows, he’ll become more aware of his sexual organs and may be
fearful of them. Your pediatrician will administer a small amount anesthetic to relieve pain and
reduce the risk that the penis may be damaged.
For younger people, it is possible to separate the foreskin from the glans. The foreskin covers
the penis and is then re-positioned. The doctor will then use surgical equipment to remove the
foreskin and expose the end. The procedure may cause some bleeding. You’ll need to treat the
wound. It can take up 24-hours for light bleeding to stop before normal urination can be
During the recovery period, your penis will be swollen and less sensitive. The foreskin can be a
bit tighter for a few month, but the penis should regain its elasticity. But complications can still
occur after circumcision. Most complications are minor and bleeding is unlikely to be an issue.
The possibility of infection in the penis is possible. If the infection persists beyond the normal
recovery period, the doctor should consult you. Early detection is key to making infection easier
The method used will determine the outcome. Sometimes, there is more skin left. A loose and
high circumcision can leave more inner skin intact. The scar is located near the penis head,
while a tighter and more precise circumcision leaves more. Both cases show minimal
redundancy in penile skin. For more information, contact a doctor who is trained in circumcision.
These doctors will help you decide the best procedure for you.
After a circumcision, you can resume your normal life after about a week. Your penis may slightly
swell. It will likely develop a crust. You should visit a doctor after your circumcision to heal your
penis. The doctor will take care of you for the next two days. After the procedure, there will be
some swelling around the penis. The swelling should subside within two weeks in most cases.
Most newborns can’t have their foreskin pulled down. Parents should wait for the foreskin to
retract on its own. If pulled back too quickly, the foreskin could cause injury or pain. Non-
retractable foreskins are a common problem in boys under one year old. Adults with persistent
non-retractable skin have a slightly higher chance of developing phimosis. This condition does
not usually warrant circumcision.
Although circumcision is safe, there are risks to the baby. There is a possibility of bleeding from
neonatal circumcision. While a pressure dressing or suture may stop bleeding, there’s a small
chance that you will get infected. A wrongly placed clamp could injure the bladder or glans.
Hypospadias can occur in rare cases. These are rare but possible complications.