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How To Get Circumcised Without
A person without foreskin cannot get phimosis. Phimosis is the inability to retract foreskin and it is not relevant if one does not have a foreskin.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Possible, but why: Fairly major surgery. Involves circumferential incision around penis low enough to form inner foreskin, or even lower to provide both inner & outer foreskin, which is pulled up & leaves area of denuded penile shaft. This is covered by a skin graft taken from hiarless inner upper arm or thigh skin. Post-operatively 'new' foreskin becomes edematous until new lymph channels develop (if ever). Think! ...Read more
Yes or no: American acedemy of pediatrics recently changed their recommendation in favor of routine circumcision for boys. Consider the following: penile cancer requires combination of foreskin + poor hygiene. Utis in boys are uncommon + tend to occur only in 1st 6months of life in uncirc'd boys. Boys with urinary tract blockage, developmental delay + sons of circ'd fathers may benefit. Sex better? Yes? No. ...Read more
Depends: It is most common for boys to get circumcised just after birth. However, some men decide after they become an adult to get circumcised for a variety of reasons. For example, if their foreskin gets tight (phimosis), or they get repeated infections under their foreskin (balanitis, or balanoposthitis). Sometimes they just decide they want to be circumcised. ...Read more
Depends: I'im assuming you're male even though the tag is "denise", females do not get circumcisions generally speaking, certainly not in this country. That said, the question is why, and what is the goal? If you're genuinely considered about health or cosmetic appearance, then you can consult a urologist. There is more healing time than as a baby, but it's possible. ...Read more
Various reasons: Circumcisions are performed for religious reasons or because many think it more hygienic. It is if you don't wash. Others have it done to prevent future problems with tight foreskins (phimosis) others have it done after episodes of balanitis (inflammation of penile glans), esthetics, premature ejaculations. Also prevents penile cancer in unclean men & reduces risk of hiv/aids in african studies. ...Read more
Any medical center: Anyone can be circumcised, at any age. When males are beyond infancy, the procedure is a bit more complicated so it requires general anesthesia and is usually a same-day or overnight procedure in the hospital. Look up "urology" in your area and make an appointment with a urologist to get you going towards your goal. ...Read more
Plastic surgery: There is a complex surgical procedure which can reverse circumcision. Operation consists of cutting shaft skin circumferentially at mid shaft, pulling skin distal to incision over the glans and folding it back onself to create a foreskinn. There is now an area of denuded penis which is covered with a skin graft. Some men who feel impotent from circumcision are helped by this expensive procedure. ...Read more
No: I am aware of men in their golden years who decide to get it done for hygiene issues. It is a more involved procedure in adults than newborns but something a local urologist can explain and do for you. ...Read more
That is a personal choice and decision.
In this country circumcision is somewhat routine. In Europe, it is not routine.
I see no scientific value for circumcision. It is a matter of cleanliness. We don't have increase incidence of cancer of penis in Sweden, while in India, and other 3rd world countries penile cancer is common. In both countries men are not commonly circumcised ...Read more
See urologist: Circumcision can be performed under general anesthesia. This will be painless. Request a penile block which is an injection of local anesthetic before you awake from general anesthetic. Suggest Ativan (lorazepam) post-operatively to reduce risk of erections & pain medications. Good Luck ...Read more
It depends: Yes if you have phimosis ; can't retract foreskin easily ; doesn't respond to applications of prescription strength steroid cream. May just require division of penile frenulum (skin web on underside of glans) if it is tight, causes pain or bleeds with sex or masturbation. No if for cosmetic purposes or you don't wash yiour penis daily or partner justs think circumcision is preferable to foreskin. ...Read more
Common: Individual reasons vary from religious to cultural. Some do so because they have experienced painful infections of the foreskin in the past. I had one say he didn't want anyone having to tend him there if he got old and feeble. It was one of the most requested elective surgeries during my stint in the naval medical corps. ...Read more
Local anesthesia &ta: A surgicenter or wel equiped urologists office. Few surgeons do adult circumcisions in the office, but can be done & I have done it for couple of http://intra/atients without insurance. Not terrible, we apply lmx topical anesthetic cream for 30 mins., then inject Lidocaine oe Marcaine around base of penis & then proceed with the surgery.May need to call a number of offices to succeed.? Try canada. ...Read more
Simplicity/healing: Having assisted in circs on kids 3-9 & done a thousand + newborns, I can surmise that what they feel is not the whole picture. The older kids were put to sleep for an half hour procedure & delt with stitches & wounds that were swollen & itched terribly & required 1-2wks recovery, the infants often slept thru the procedure under a local, had no stitches, minimal swelling & seemed recovered in days, . ...Read more
You may: Want to ask your doctor, but it should be ok. I am curious, however, since you mentioned "them", do you have more than one penis? That would probably make the guinness book of records.......... ...Read more
It depends: This is more a personal, cultural & religious question than it is a medical one. Research is currently very divided as to benefit if any. There is also increasing concern for causing pain. Some question sexual pleasure during adulthood. Still others look at risk for passing on sexually transmitted infections. Aside from all these factors, decide whether he should look like his father or not. ...Read more
Had to get circumcised about 4 months ago now wondering how to cope since I'm still not used to it?
It's hard to: Answer since I don't know what you're having difficulty coping with. Best suggestion is to talk w/your surgeon about your problems and concerns. ...Read more
What to do if I don't wanna get circumcised, I don't have the time to stretch, is phimocure the answer?
Probably the: Wrong answer. I have no experience with this product, but it's probably better to ask your doctor or see a urologist than buy a "quick-fix" over the internet. ...Read more
Can you tell me anyone who was circumcised as an adult or did you get circumcised as an adult if you are a guy?
That would be: Protected healthcare information. Males can be circumcised as adults - but can't provide you identity of someone who has had this done. ...Read more
Just wondering how much would it cost to get a circumcision. I don't have insurance. Cost to get a circumcision?
Need to shop around: Surgical fees vary from place to place and from surgeon to surgeon within the same area. Be prepared to call various urologists in your area, ask whether they are prepared to perform procedure in their office or a surgicenter under local anesthesia (avoids cost of anesthesiologist & recovery room (pacu) and tell them you will be paing in cash. $300 probably the minimum. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 16 and I want to get circumcised, and I want to know where I can go get it at a cheap price, I live in Covina, CA?
A urologist: Any urologist can perform this procedure. When it comes to your health there is no such thing as a cheap price, but many doctors will offer discounted rates for cash paying patients and just have to be asked. ...Read more
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
USA 70-80%: Great britain 20%, scandinavia 1-2%, israel and islamic countries 99 - 100%. ...Read more
Apparently, you regretted having circumcision done sometimes in life. Remember: life is a one-way street of accumulation modification, and continuation from inception to eternity; so is post-circumcision. So, go to see urologist for counseling to find out what has mentally or physically bothered you and recommend some reasonable care timely.
Best wish. .. Always. ...Read more
Suggest following: I 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
Now little late: We usually perform office circumcisions up to 4-weeks-of age after applying topical anesthetic cream. If older, most advise waiting for 6 months ; doing under general anesthesia., advised in babies with urinary tract malformations to reduce risk of serious utis. It is normal for babies to have physiologic phimosis unless foreskin obstructs + balloons with voiding. Otherwise need is debatable. ...Read more
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