Circumcision is the surgical procedure of removing the foreskin of the penis. This is done for mainly religious or hygiene reasons. The procedure can be performed at any age and without any pain. Circumcision can reduce the risk of urinary tract infections and also STDs. It tends to reduce the risk of penile infections too.
- A local anesthesia is administered.
- Surgeon frees the foreskin from the head of the penis and clips off the excess foreskin.
- Remaining section is reattached.
- In an alternate procedure, a modern device called ALISKLAMP is used. This is more simple and quicker and does not cause any pain. The healing time is faster too.
Will circumcision affect fertility in males?
No, circumcision will not affect fertility in males. It is the simple procedure of removing extra foreskin covering the tip of the penis. The foreskin is not associated with male fertility. Removing the foreskin helps in reducing the risk of infections in males like urinary tract infections, STDs, recurring infections and helps in maintaining better personal hygiene.
Which age is suitable for circumcision?
Circumcision can be done in infants, boys and adults. It is not an age-specific procedure. But the circumcision procedure in infants takes less time for the whole procedure ( about 10 minutes ) and less healing time ( about 5-7 days ).
In adults, this procedure can take 30- 60 minutes and can take 10-15 days to heal completely.
The final results of the procedure are the same and equally effective, irrespective of the age of the patient.
Can foreskin of penis regrow?
No, the foreskin of the penis cannot regrow after the circumcision procedure. In the circumcision procedure, after removing the excess of the foreskin of the penis, the remaining short skin is reattached to the penis below the tip of the penis. There is no chance of the remaining foreskin regrowth with age.
What helps a circumcision wound heal faster?
After circumcision in infants on the tip of the penis, petroleum jelly is applied to decrease the sensitivity and protect the glans penis from irritation due to diaper friction.
Adults or boys are advised to change the dressing regularly and clean the wound regularly. Sexual activity must be avoided till the complete healing of the penis. After healing regular and proper personal hygiene must be maintained.
What are the complications of circumcision?
The main complications of circumcision are:
- Pain and bleeding
- Infection of the surgical wound
- Side effects of anaesthesia in rare cases
- If the foreskin is trimmed too short or left too long, it can result in additional issues and complications of the foreskin.
- Circumcision scars as wound healing complication
- Improper reattachment of the foreskin can be very uncomfortable and may require more surgery.
Is circumcision painful?
YThe circumcision procedure is painless as it is performed under the effect of anaesthesia but after this procedure, the patient might feel mild pain. For this post-surgery pain, medications and medicated dressings are prescribed by the doctor and the patient is advised to keep the area clean and dry.
In case of severe pain with or without discharge of blood, consult the doctor as soon as possible.
Is it a bloodless and painless procedure?
Yes, ALISKLAMP is nearly a bloodless and painless procedure. In this procedure, the foreskin of the penis is pressed at a 360 angle which also presses the nerves and blood vessels resulting in a painless and bloodless circumcision. After the circumcision procedure, there might be some bleeding and pain at the site of the wound for which medications and topical dressings are prescribed by the surgeon.