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How Do You Know If They Did A Circumcision Right
Differs by age: Penis should look "normal circumcised" when performed on an adult. Babies and little boys often look as if they have only been partly circumcised due to prominent pubic fat pad which pushes penile skin forward so it can look uncircumcised. Temporary adhesions can develop which seperate with time. Push down on pubic skin on both sides of penis to see if there is xs skin. "bridging" is abnormal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Some people don't believe babies feel pain. That is false they certainly feel pain. That is why we use lmx (4% Lidocaine cream) on outside of penis in a glove finger "condom" for 30 minutes before infant circumcisions to numb the outer skin, then apply 2% xylocaine (lidocaine) jelly under the foreskin once retracted. Are also given "sweetease" sugar solution to suck on, to reduce pain sensation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on variables: For newborns the boy is positioned on a restraint.The area is anesthetized with a local and sanitized with an antiseptic.The foreskin is cut open along the top and a metal clamp is applied that protects the glans and defines the limit of the circular cut.The excess foreskin is cut and removed, the clamp is then removed and the site covered with vasaline and gauze.Other methods are also used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Circumcision, like any surgery, is the last resort of taking care of recurrent chronic / acute inflammation from infection or poor hygiene which has failed to respond to conservative topical Rx / care. It can be done under local, usually with good outcome and help to solve the bother from long tight foreskin. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more
Corrective surgery: A circumcision revision is a procedure done after a circumcision (removal of foreskin) to correct a problem with the original procedure. This can include a cosmetic issue with the appearance or leaving too much of the foreskin behind after circumcision. It is important to consider whether or not the appearance is truly that bad as another surgery may not always improve the results. ...Read more
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