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Circumcision in Men
Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin.
The foreskin is the retractable fold of skin that covers the end of the penis. It’s a continuation of the skin that covers the whole penis.
Circumcision is a common practice in the Jewish and Islamic communities, and it’s also practiced by many African communities.
Most non-medical circumcisions are carried out on children.
In men, circumcision is sometimes considered a possible treatment option for the following conditions.
Tight foreskin (phimosis)
Phimosis is where the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back over the head of the penis (glans).
This can sometimes cause pain when the penis is erect and, in rare cases, passing urine may be difficult.
Balanitis is where the foreskin and head of the penis become inflamed and infected.
Paraphimosis is where the foreskin can’t be returned to its original position after being pulled back, causing the head of the penis to become swollen and painful.
Immediate treatment is needed to avoid serious complications, such as restricted blood flow to the penis.
Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans
This condition causes phimosis and, in some cases, also affects the head of the penis, which can become scarred and inflamed.
- Circumcision is usually carried in the office. You’ll be asked to sign a consent form to confirm you agree to the surgery.
- You will have a local anaesthetic, which will numb your penis and the surrounding area.
- Circumcision is a relatively simple procedure. The foreskin is removed just behind the head of the penis using a scalpel or surgical scissors.
- Any bleeding can be stopped using heat (cauterisation), and the remaining edges of skin will be stitched together using dissolvable stitches.
- It usually takes at least 10 days for your penis to heal after circumcision.
- You’ll probably be advised to take at least a few days off work to recover.
- You should avoid having sex for at least 4 weeks after your operation.
- For 3 or 4 days after your operation, it’s likely you’ll experience some discomfort and swelling around the head of your penis.
- Contact BrandeisMD if you have a temperature, increased redness, bleeding, persistent pain or throbbing of your penis, as it could be a sign of infection.
- Applying petroleum jelly (Vaseline) around the tip of your penis will stop it sticking to your underwear.
- Wearing light, loose-fitting clothing for 2 or 3 days after your operation will also help avoid irritation to your penis while it heals.
- You shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort while passing urine, but contact your medical team if you do.
- Complications after circumcisions carried out for medical reasons are rare and most men don’t experience any significant problems.
- Apart from the initial swelling, bleeding and infection are the 2 most common problems associated with circumcision.
- There’s a 1 in 50 chance that you’ll experience bleeding or infection.
- Permanent reduction in sensation in the head of the penis, particularly during sex
- Tenderness around the scar
- The need to remove stitches that haven’t dissolved
- Occasionally, another operation is needed to remove some more skin from around the head of the penis