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What is the purpose of circumcision nowadays?

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 more

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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


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What is the purpose of male circumcision?

What is the purpose of male circumcision?

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

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Is it necessary for all guys to have circumcision for hygiene purposes?

Is it necessary for all guys to have circumcision for hygiene purposes?

Cicumcision: No it is not necessary for all males to have cicumcision to be healthy and normal. If you have problems however, you should discuss this with your doctor to help with the problem. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is radical circumcision still recommended nowadays?

Is radical circumcision still recommended nowadays?

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 more

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Is it possible to have emergency circumcisions?

Is it possible to have emergency circumcisions?

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

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What is the prevailing opinion on getting circumcisions?

What is the prevailing opinion on getting circumcisions?

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

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What is circumcision?

What is circumcision?

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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What is circumcision for?

What is circumcision for?

To remove foreskin: Circumcision is the act of removing the foreskin in a male. It is done for religious/cultural reasons, cosmetic purposes, and functional problems because the skin is too tight and results in painful erections or difficult urination. ...Read more

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Can circumcision go wrong?

Unlikely: If circumcision performed by an experienced & careful surgeon. Surgeon needs to be careful reading removal of correct amount of skin & meticulous regarding hemostasis (control of bleeding). ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Circumcised (Definition)

If a male baby is circumcised, his foreskin, or the flap of skin covering the tip of his penis, ...Read more