Adult Circumcision

Boys are born with a hood of skin that covers the head of their penis called the foreskin.  Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin and be performed in newborn babies or adults.

Adult Circumcision Benefits and Risk

Circumcised males have easier hygiene and are able to wash the penis completely and have lower risks of urinary tract infections.  Uncircumcised males must learn to wash and dry the foreskin correctly to prevent infections and complications with the foreskin.

Circumcision does not affect male fertility in any way.

Adult Circumcision Procedure

During a circumcision, the penis and foreskin are cleaned and foreskin is removed.  A topical numbing cream is applied to the surgical site prior to removal of the foreskin.  After circumcision, caring for the penis simple, but very important to prevent infection and assist with healing.  The penis should be washed gently with warm soapy water and rinsed with warm water and patted dry.  If you doctor prescribed antibacterial ointment, please apply it only as directed.  It is normal for there to be minor swelling and redness at the site and sometimes blood from the incision.

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