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What Is The Purpose Of Circumcision Nowadays
Various reasons: Religious adherence if muslim or jewish. To reduce incidence of urinary infections in first 6 - 12 months of life, important for babies born with urinary tract malformations. Subjects who need to self catheterize. To relieve phimosis (tight foreskin). To look like father or brother if they have been circumcised. To reduce incidence of hiv/aids. Mentally challenged males for hygienic reasons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To remove foreskin: Religious requirement for muslims ; jews reduces risk of urinary infections in first 6 months of life. Reduces risk of hiv/aids or stds. More hyeigenic for men who don't or can't retract foreskin. Removes risk of very rare penile cancer, which only occurs if men fail to clean under foreskin. Removes risk of inflammation of foreskin ; glans penis (balanitis ;/or posthitis). Or to look like dad! ...Read more
What to do if I was circumcised at 8 days old due to religious purposes but are there ever cases when they do it and a mistake occurs?
Yes mistakes occur: There have been mistakes where too much skin has been removed & others where part of the glans has been amputated whether performed by physician or as ritual by a Mohel. I have taken care of a number of these over the years. Fortunately "mistakes" are few & far between & Most circumcisions are fine. Hope you weren't recipient of one of these "mistakes". ...Read more
Radical ????: Your question yields your bias. Circumcision in infancy is simple, well tolerated under a local anesthetic & heals in less than a week with few if any complications. Urinary tract infections in male infants are almost limited to (95%) uncircumcised males. Rates around the world range from 10% britain, 30% australia & france , >80% us. They reflect parent choice. ...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
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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