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What Can I Do To Repair My Circumcision
Here are some...: The timing to take shower depends on how long the surgery is done and what the surgeon prefers. The "best" answer is following the surgeon's postoperative advice; so, call to confirm. But generally speaking, start taking shower after all dressing & the catheter are removed-roughly in 1 week; before then, taking sponge bath is the right thing to do, which, though inconvenient, patient has to cope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Circumcision: Circumcision would only be done on an urgent basis if paraphimosis was present. This happens when the foreskin gets trapped in the rolled back position and swells to the point of compromising the glans penis circulation. Sometimes a dorsal slit is done as a temporary relief to the strangulation. ...Read more
Both for ; against: I circumcise after informing parents or older child of benefits and risks because it's my job.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 a tight foreskin (phimosis)others have it done after episodes of balanitis (inflammation of penile glans), esthetics, premature ejaculations. ...Read more
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 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 13 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely: As with any surgical procedure, things can always go wrong such as bleeding, infection, scarring, etc. Even if the procedure is done perfectly, there are patient medical conditions that may not allow optimal wound healing such as the ones listed above. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can be traumatic: Immediate traumatic effects may include scarring, hemorrhage, and infection. Several studies of newborns implicate that trauma of pain of circumcision can leave behavioral changes, some difficulty in mother infant relationship. Circumcisions are painful. A lot depends on anesthesia and sedation.Should consult pediatrician as to effects of circumcision. Part of issue may parents not present. ...Read more
Mostly very safe: Provided the surgeon, pediatrician, obstetrician or mohel is well trained and careful. I believe plastibell method, where the redundant foreskin is tied off over a small plastic ring is the safest because risk of bleeding is very slight.. Correct size plastibell ring must be selected and a frenular bleed should be cauterized.(check google.Com). Clamp method usually safe, but risk of bleed more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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