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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me more about circumcision?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Technique for adults: Sleeve resection circumcision. General anesthesia. Antiseptic paint/scrub. 2 circumferential marks, 1 around outer shaft skin, retract foreskin (stretch if necessary) 2nd mark 5 - 7 mm below groove (coronal sulcus). Cut skin with cautery or scalpel ; remove skin between. Cauterize bleeding vessels. Trim frenulum. Chromic gut sutures to cut frenulum ; advance shaft skin ; suture 2 skin.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if there are benefits to circumcision?

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Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Circumcision: Done as a baby, circumcision reduces utis in the first year. Std susceptibility is reduced in circ'd vs. Uncirc'd men. Penile cancer almost never occurs in circ'd men. Phimosis (tight foreskin) can develop in some uncirc'd men. The foreskin can crack and bleed with erections. The tight skin can also get stuck behind the head, strangling the penis. This is an emergency called paraphimosis.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Alean.gree with Dr. Donato, however, in most cases is unnecessary. Penile cancer is virtually unknown in men who keep their penises c
Mar 13, 2014
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what can they do before circumcision/frenuloplasty?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Explain it to you: Depends on whether or not you wish to be circumised or if your problem is only a tight penile frenulum. Frenuloplasty would suffice if latter is the problem. Hope that answers your question. Suggest question be more detailed or specific you need more information. Surgeon-to-be should explain everything including options before any final decision is made.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about the point of circumcision?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
To remove foreskin: Religious for jews, muslims ; some fundamentalists. Rite of passage into manhood 4 some african tribes. In usa often to look like dad, or because some think it cleaner ; more hygienic, which it is if foreskin cannot be retracted or is never washed. Prevents future or ongoing foreskin problems such as phimosis (tight non-retractable) foreskin or balanitis. Prevents very penile cancer 4 unwashed men.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to get over circumcision?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Suggest following: I assume this was your circumcision. Minimize activity until pain & swelling settle down. Take pain medication which will need 2B stronger than Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Wear supportive jockey or boxer-brief underpants, padded if necessary.. Might need sedative/anti-anxiety medication like Ativan at night to reduce anxiety & propensity for erections. Avoid erotic situations. Give it couple of weeks.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how is circumcision not abusive?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Matter of opinion: Religious requirement for Muslims & Jews. Not abusive if performed on an infant in 1st 2 -3 weeks of life when topical anesthesia is used, or general anesthesia when older & subject has phimosis (tight foreskin which is difficult to retract or can not retract).Matter of opinion if it is thought to be abusive by those who believe that our bodies should be left as nature intended.

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