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Is edema of the area where the foreskin was sutured during circumcision normal during UTI? been taking Ciprofloxacin 500mg for 3 days now.

Is edema of the area where the foreskin was sutured during circumcision normal during UTI? been taking Ciprofloxacin 500mg for 3 days now.

If done recently yes: If there was recent a circumcisionit is normal for there to be some swelling or edema afterwards, even if there is no UTI. The surgeon who did the surgery should be the best person to tell you if the amount of swelling is normal or not. Excessive redness and warmth might be signs of a infection. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Does male circumcision effective prevention against utis, hiv, and penile cancer?

Does male circumcision effective prevention against utis, hiv, and penile cancer?

To some extent: Circumcision protects babies from utis in first year of life but, unlikely later in life.C does prevent penile cancer 99.9%. Cancer of penis is extremely rare in jews + muslims, but also in men who can retract their foreskins and wash underneath. On a regular basis, ie have good hygiene.Many excellent, controlled studies fro africa prove conclusively that c reduces risk of HIV 50-70%. Hpv similar. ...Read more

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Sore tip of penis after ejaculation. Had 4 UTI in the last year. Urologist thinks circumcision may help. Good idea? Worried about loss of sensitivity.

Sore tip of penis after ejaculation. Had 4 UTI in the last year. Urologist thinks circumcision may help. Good idea? Worried about loss of sensitivity.

Unusual for 4 UTIs: In an adult related to foreskin, unless u have phimosis (foreskin is tight). Circumcision is certainly better than recurrent utis. Sexual sensation is different after circumcision ; most men are happy about 2 - 3 months after procedure. ...Read more

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If a male has a UTI will his fore skin be a redish color if not circumcised?

If a male has a UTI will his fore skin be a redish color if not circumcised?

Skin Infection: It is very common to get a staph bacterial skin infection there. This would be secondary or separate from a UTI and needs to be evaluated in person by your family physician. ...Read more

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My son will be three years old next month, and still hasn't been circumcised. Is his risk for infections and uti's greater because of this?

My son will be three years old next month, and still hasn't been circumcised. Is his risk for infections and uti's greater because of this?

Depends: There is somewhat mixed opinion in the medical community. If he is an otherwise healthy child and has not had repeated utis, then i would not worry about circumcising him at this time to prevent future infection. ...Read more

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A 2-3 years old boy not circumcise can this cause to having uti? And can it also cause having hematuria? At what age should a boy gets circumcised?

A 2-3 years old boy not circumcise can this cause to having uti? And can it also cause having hematuria? At what age should a boy gets circumcised?

Uti associated: Circumcision is associated with significantly reduced risk of UTI . In U.S. Insurance has not been paying for circumcision for last twenty years. In males infections have subsequently increased 5x. Circumcision is easiest performed near birth but can be performed at older ages. Hematuria can be associated with cystitis or bladder infection. ...Read more

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Does being circumcised make it less likely that i'll get a uti, hiv, and penile cancer?

Does being circumcised make it less likely that i'll get a uti, hiv, and penile cancer?

Yes: Protection provided by circumcision from developing penile cancer has been well established. Circumcised male infants have much less chance to develop UTI only during the first year of life. The protection against getting infected with HIV is only modest. ...Read more

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22 mo. old son; circumcised; neg UTI; appearing uncomfortable/upset when penis is erect, crying, closing his legs tightly etc. no redness; normal?

22 mo. old son; circumcised; neg UTI; appearing uncomfortable/upset when penis is erect, crying, closing his legs tightly etc. no redness; normal?

Common enough: Penile erection in any male-esp prolonged erection, called priapism-can be very uncomfortable and painful. Common but not as painful in small children.Try to get child to relax by being closely held for comfort and trying to get child's attention on a toy or something else.Also try not to stimulate penis while cleaning him and while changing clothes. Sometimes use of warm water locally may help. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


Dr. George Klauber
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Circumcision (Definition)

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