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A 21-year-old male asked:

Is circumcision painful, and would you recommend it for a 12 year old?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes, hard to say: I believe in circumcision but consider it best in newborns under a local anesthetic.The procedure is done under general anesthesia in older kids & adults & has an uncomfortable recovery period with swelling & pain.The reasons to consider it in older kids/adults are more social than medical.I consider it more like getting your lop ears pinned back or other cosmetic procedure.

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