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A 34-year-old male asked:

i am based in durban. where can i do a safe and efficient circumcision?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Primary Dr will know: Primary care doctor will know locations, or check insurers website. That said, circumcision is unnecessary if good hygiene is done. Babies are born complete, finished, and perfectly fine (except for the few unlucky ones with birth defects). Circumcisions are done for religious and cultural reasons, but the procedure does permanently change the genitals, so people should think twice about it first.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What kind of doctor performs a circumcision?

3 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: Depends where you are. In some locales, the pediatricians do them, while in others the ob's do them. Depends on who has kept their training up. I, for instance, haven't done one for 12 years, so it wouldn't be me, but the ob's are happy to do them. A few family practice docs will do them, especially the "old time ones", and ones in rural areas, .
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Also what are the different religious beliefs on circumcision?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Different: Jews and muslims are for it, because torah and koran support it. Christianity and other religions (major ones) don't support for religious purposes. I am not sure about some "minor" cults, though.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Also fundamental Baptists follow biblical teachings and circumcise. Many African tribes circumcise as a right of passage to manhood, this might be considered religious. Anciet Egyptians according to murals in tombs in Valley of the Nobles, practiced circumcision possibly to remain in favor with the gods.
Feb 17, 2012
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the consequences of my circumcision?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It depends: There are no consequences of circumcision, as it is not something faulty that one does. If it's not done correctly, there may be some damage to the underlying penile structures, bleeding, excessive skin removal, etc. If it's done correctly, however, there should be no consequences. The only thing that I am aware of is those men who have had circumcision, may experience less sexual enhancement.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
There are problems if too much skin is removed. Boys and men can then experience painful erections
Dec 6, 2011
CA
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can I undergo circumcision again though i'm already circumcised just for revision?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Circumcision: If you have foreskin remaining after the first circumcision then if all else is normal, you should be able to have a second circumcision. You need to consult with a surgeon for an expert opinion and to do the revision. Could you tell me what the problem is that requires a second circumcision, and when was the first circumcision?
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the healthiest circumcision style?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Sleeve resection: For adults, and plastibell circumcision in infants.

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