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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Because you ask: Circumcisions are a personal choice common to various religious or cultural practices. They are common to some parts of the world and not other. They ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
It is unnecessary.: Circumcision is unnecessary if good hygiene is done. Babies are born complete, finished, and perfectly fine (except for the few unlucky ones with birt ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Removal of foreskin: Performed on all jewish babies on 8th day of life, on all devout muslims before adulthood & majority of caucasian americans. It prevents smega collect ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Circumcision: Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, a small flap of skin that covers the tip of the penis, generally performed in the days after bir ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Jewish and Muslim: Also some fundamentalist baptists.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
25 years experience Urology
Corrective surgery: A circumcision revision is a procedure done after a circumcision (removal of foreskin) to correct a problem with the original procedure. This can inc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Opposite is true: Male circumcision is a legitimate surgical procedure for removal of foreskin. Female circumcision is genital mutilation, includes amputation of clitor ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Can be with erection: Post-operative Ativan (lorazepam) can reduce nocturnal erections which can be painful after circumcision. Pain can also be significantly reduced with ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Foreskin: No it cannot be restored.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The circumcision process does not effect the shaft of the penis and will not alter the its overal shape when flaccid or erect.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Healing scars: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: A person without foreskin cannot get phimosis. Phimosis is the inability to retract foreskin and it is not relevant if one does not have a foreskin. F ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
30 years experience Urology
Phi vs. para: Phimosis - inability to retract the foreskin over the glans penis. Paraphimosis is a condition when the foreskin is trapped behind the glans penis an ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not in infants: I cannot speak for the adult procedure but in newborns this structure is left alone. The effort is to remove only the foreskin that covers the glans, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Circumcision =: surgical removal of foreskin.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Preventative if any: Circ rates run 0-80% depending on cultural, religious& healthcare practices around the world. The only males with uti's i've treated in 3 decades were ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
? Insurance, ? cash: Most insurances will pay for a "hypospadias repair". Removal of hooded prepuce, which is the most minor form of hypospadias repair, more so if any str ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Very: That's why sexual activity and stimulation of the penis is considered pleasurable.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Traditions, laws.: Female circumcision, or female genital mutilation, as categorized by the who, is performed in relatively few countries in africa & the arabian peninsu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No we don't agree: Penile amputation would be mutilation or where part of glans penis or too much shaft skin is accidentally removed. Circumcision is unnecessary provid ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Circumcision today id totally optional and in line with religious of other cultural beliefs. Opinions vary.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Typically No: Circumcision is generally considered for hygienic purposes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possibly: Circumcision certainly required if foreskin is very tight with scarring around foreskin opening or tightness does not respond to twice daily applicati ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Highly Controversial: This is a highly controversial subject and there is no current consensus on the procedure with advocates and critics arguing the advantages and disadv ... Read More

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