A 27-year-old female asked:
im having a boy this time, my first one. i want to know if there are the benefits of having him circumcise as a new born? & if there are any risks?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Sonober Umair answered
18 years experience Pediatrics
Circumcision : It's mostly parental choice to get their newborn circumcised, it's medically not indicated until the foreskin opening is very tight and baby is having trouble urinating. Risks are same as with any other surgical procedure, trauma, bleeding, infection, skin adhesions later on. But these risks are not common if procedure done by skillful hands. Choice is yours.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Personal choice: In the us circumcision is commonplace, 80-90 %, france 30%, australia 30%, great brittain 10% (not covered by national health insurance). There is data suggesting increased life risks of UTI & std if not & i remember it being the most requested elective surgery amoung young enlisted men during my navy years. If it is done at all it is easiest and heals quickest in newborns.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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