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What percentage of boys get circumcised as babies?

What percentage of boys get circumcised as babies?

USA 70-80%: Great britain 20%, scandinavia 1-2%, israel and islamic countries 99 - 100%. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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Keep your baby's penis clean and dry. The initial redness and swelling should improve over 1 -2 weeks. Avoid wiping or swabbing the wound area. If there is a dressing, change it according ...Read more


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Is circumcision right for boys ?

Is circumcision right for boys ?

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 uncircumcised & often <2mo old. You'll never have a trapped glans(paraphimosis) or cancer of the removed area. In the end, its more cultural than need.I view it similar to piercing ears but with a few potential health benefits. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are baby boys circumcised?

I'm wondering why are baby boys circumcised?

So he looks lk daddy: Personal choice is the main issue behind circumcision today. Most of my parents who chose to or not to do so because daddy went thru the procedure. Frequency varies over the world. 30% france/australia 10% britain (not covered on nhi plan)~80% us with regional variation. The only boys i see with uti's are not, but that is uncommon. There is some data suggesting less risk of std's. ...Read more

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Does CIGNA cover circumcision for boys age 11 or 12?

Does CIGNA cover circumcision for boys age 11 or 12?

Every plan differs: Even within a certain insurance company (in your case CIGNA), different policies can have different coverages and coinsurance. May also make a difference if you use an in network provider. DON'T GUESS. Call the customer assistance number on your policy and ask the question bases on that plan's schedule of benefits. Even better, email or write them with your plan identifiers so it's in writing. ...Read more

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Why is female circumcision illegal but it is ok for boys?

Why is female circumcision illegal but it is ok for boys?

Torture vs hygeine: Female circumcision involves the removal of the penis equivalent (clitois) along with other nearby structures.It is thought that this would eliminate the risk of promiscuity by removing the pleasure center of sex. Male circumcision is not comparable. It removes part of the foreskin that occasionally traps the glans and may cause auto-amputation, infection, etc. ...Read more

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I need a doctor close to my home in northwest tucson to circumsize my 4mth old twin boys..Where can I go they are under 12 lbs a 2wks early

I need a doctor close to my home in northwest tucson to circumsize my 4mth old twin boys..Where can I go they are under 12 lbs a 2wks early

Ask your Pediatricia: If your pediatrician or family doctor feels they are too big to do in the office then have them refer you to a urologist who will likely do it in the operating room. ...Read more

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What is circumcision?

What is circumcision?

Circumcision: Circumcision is the surgical removal of foreskin that covers the glans- tip of the penis. The procedure is done under local anesthesia. Circumcision is done primarily for religious and cultural reasons. Uncircumcised males can be kept clean with gentle cleaning of the tip of the penis. ...Read more

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What is circumcision?

What is circumcision?

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 collection under a foreskin, reduces risk of utis in 1st 6-months of life & risk of cancer in men with poor penile hygeine or inability to retract foreskin & significantly reduces risk of HIV in africa & possibly elsewhere.. ...Read more

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What is circumcision for?

What is circumcision for?

To remove foreskin: Circumcision is the act of removing the foreskin in a male. It is done for religious/cultural reasons, cosmetic purposes, and functional problems because the skin is too tight and results in painful erections or difficult urination. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of circumcision ?

What are the benefits of circumcision ?

Hard to say...: 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 parents should think about it and talk about it before doing anything to their perfect little newborn. ...Read more

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Which benefits are there to circumcision?

Which benefits are there to circumcision?

Hygiene etc.: Less risk of urinary infections in first 6 - 12 months of life, which are quite uncommon anyway. Worth doing in boys with urinary tract abnormalities such as urethral valves, bladder reflux or hydronephrosis. Much cleaner for men who do not wash. Is a cure for phimosis (tight foreskin). Prevents the all too rare cancer of penis. Significant reduction in HIV ;hpv transmission (studies from africa). ...Read more

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What are the consequences of my circumcision?

What are the consequences of my circumcision?

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. ...Read more

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What number of styles of circumcision are their?

Can't give a number: 3 common ways of performing circs in new-borns: PlastiBell, Gomco clamp or Mogen clamp. Amount of foreskin removed with each device depends upon surgeon. 2 main methods for adults are:1) sleeve resection where 2 circumferential incisions made & skin beween is removed & 2) dorsal slit to top of foreskin then remove 'wings' after first clamping. Amount of inner foreskin below glans, thus styl varies ...Read more

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I was wondering is circumcision really neseccary?

I was wondering is circumcision really neseccary?

It depends: Yes if subject has a tight or scarred foreskin which can not be retracted which does not respond to prescription strength steroid cream applications or to meet religious requirements. However routine newborn circumcisions, or circs. For easily retractable foreskins are not necessary. However, approximately 10% of uncircumcised males will develop foreskin problems at some time during their lives. ...Read more

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Could it really matter if i was circumcised or not?

Not really: As long as UR don't have any problems relating to being uncircumcised & foreskin slides easily back & forth over glans, which is true for most uncircumcised men, & provided smegma is removed penis is kept clean. Similarly, a circumcised penis should be problem free as long as too much skin wasn't removed so that full erections can occur. Sex with circumcised penis is associated with more friction. ...Read more

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How to get over circumcision?

How to get over circumcision?

Short or long term?: 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. ...Read more

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Does laser circumcision has pain?

Does laser circumcision has pain?

Yes.: I'll bet it does. Never heard of laser circumcision, but whether it is laser or steel, there is cutting of skin. That's gotta hurt. I'll bet the laser option is a bit more pricey. ...Read more

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Surgical removal ...Read more