Male circumcision is a common procedure that many people consider to be safe. It is also known as male circumcision or penile refractory, adolescent foeplay, and male hormone therapy. Circumcision can be performed when the age of onset for male sexual dysfunction has been confirmed medically and a medical necessity has arisen. Circumcision is often performed after a natural childbirth.
Parents should be aware that adult circumcision can pose some risks. The most common risk of this procedure is an increased risk of infection, especially in newborns. Complications from pre-term delivery can include infant mortality, premature death, still birth and infection of the umbilical cord. Bleeding from the wound of circumcision is common in infants. It can lead to severe infection, even necrosis, and even death. Scarring and loss may occur if it happens to the infant’s penis.
There are other complications of adult circumcision that parents should be made aware of, although these are rare. Phimosis is one of these complications. Phimosis is a condition in which a person develops a watery, diaper-like appearance of the head of the penis. Although the cause of phimosis can be difficult to determine, there are some risks of contracting the herpes virus (HSV). Genital warts are another problem associated with the foreskin, and they too can lead to herpes. Genital warts usually develop in adults between the ages 15 and 40.
While genital warts may take months to disappear on their own, getting circumcised may take several weeks. During this time, you may take antibiotics to promote healing and try to suppress the formation of genital warts. To keep the area dry, you may wear a pad or a liner nightly.
There are two methods for adult circumcision. The first is known as “abandole” while the second is known as “circumcision with stitches”. In a bandole, a slender ring is wrapped around the penis and shaft. To keep it in place, a band aid is applied to the penis’s head.
When a man is under this form of care, a tiny amount of blood is taken at the front of the foreskin. This blood will serve as a sample for testing for sexually transmitted diseases. If the test indicates an infection, the man will receive a treatment and return to the doctor to have his foreskin reattached. Traditional circumambulation does not use sutures. Instead, the doctor will use glues to hold the foreskin in place and to create a “tight ring” around the head so that nothing will be able to come out.
This procedure is relatively safe. There are risks that could occur during and after the operation. Some doctors may not perform this procedure as it requires general anesthesia, which can pose risks for some patients. Other risks include infections, hemorrhage, hematoma (a collection of blood or other tissue fragments), hematoma necrosis (loss of tissue), and shock. With proper care and treatment by a general anesthesiologist, most cases of genital infection can be treated.
For sexually active adults with concerns about their health, circumcision should only be considered as a last resort. Before you decide to have circumcision, talk to your doctor if you are concerned about the possibility of contracting a sexually transmitted infection or genital infection. Even though the benefits may be great, you might want to weigh the possible risks against the potential rewards. This is a procedure that many people only consider after all other options have been exhausted.