What is Male Circumcision Surgery?
Male circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin of the penis. The foreskin is a fold of skin that covers the end of the penis and is usually removed for religious or medical reasons.
Why is Male Circumcision Surgery used?
Reasonings for performing Male Circumcision Surgery is for many different reasons to do with religious beliefs and for medical reasonings for the requirement of circumcision. For medical reasonings is mainly to do with the foreskin being tight and being unable to be pulled back causing discomfort, it occurs in adult men which would require the circumcision surgery to remove the foreskin to reduce the discomfort. The religious reasonings behind circumcisions is a practice in which Jewish, Islamic and most African communities enforce. Male Circumcision is also used to prevent sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, as it’s known that it reduces HIV risks to Heterosexual men and is even used in some African communities in order to protect people from receiving HIV.
How the procedure is carried out and recovery time
This procedure allows the patient to be released the same day after the procedure. Local anaesthetic injections are usually used to numb the penis and the area around it. The procedure is a quick and simple procedure, in which a dorsal incision is made from the tip of the foreskin to below with scissors and a scalpel being used to remove the foreskin. Bleeding is stopped normally using heat, the skin around the penis is stitched using dissolvable stitches and may be sore until full recovery. It can take up to 10 days for the penis to recover after the procedure and it’s recommended for yourself to refrain from work for at least a week to recover. Sexual intercourse should be refrained from for up to 4 weeks after the procedure, with painkiller tablets being advised if you are experiencing swelling and soreness around the area. Loose fitting clothing is recommended to avoid added discomfort, and vaseline being applied to the penis will help it from sticking to the underwear causing pain. If there are increased bleeding, swelling or throbbing of the penis then you should contact your surgeon to make sure there isn’t an infection and if any medication is needed then it can be provided.