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Circumcision: A Comprehensive Patient Guide

Understanding Circumcision:

Circumcision is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the foreskin, the protective tissue covering the head of the penis. It's a common procedure with various cultural, religious, and medical reasons.

Why is Circumcision Done?

Circumcision may be recommended for:

  1. Cultural or Religious Reasons: Some families choose circumcision for religious or cultural beliefs.

  2. Medical Benefits: Circumcision may reduce the risk of urinary tract infections, penile cancer, and certain sexually transmitted infections.

  3. Personal Preference: Some individuals choose circumcision for personal or aesthetic reasons.

What to Expect Before the Procedure:

Consultation: Your Urologist will discuss the procedure, its benefits, potential risks, and alternatives with you. Openly discuss any questions or concerns.

Preparation: You may need to refrain from eating or drinking for a certain period before the procedure, as advised by your Urologist.

During the Procedure:

Anaesthesia: The procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia to ensure your comfort.

Surgical Techniques: There are different techniques for circumcision. Your Urologist will discuss the method that's best for you.

Procedure Length: The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour.

After the Procedure:

Recovery: Mild discomfort, swelling, and temporary changes in sensitivity are common. Pain medication and proper hygiene can help manage these symptoms.

Follow Instructions: Your Urologist will provide post-procedure care instructions, including how to keep the area clean and when to remove the dressing.

Healing Time: Complete healing typically takes a few weeks. Avoiding strenuous activities and sexual contact during this time is recommended.

Benefits of Circumcision:

Hygiene: Circumcision can make it easier to clean the penis, potentially reducing the risk of infections.

Reduced Health Risks: Circumcision may lower the risk of urinary tract infections, penile cancer, and certain sexually transmitted infections.

Personal Considerations: Some individuals choose circumcision for personal, cultural, or aesthetic reasons.

Risks and Considerations:

Circumcision is generally safe, but potential risks include bleeding, infection, and changes in sensitivity. Your Urologist will discuss these with you before the procedure.

For more information or to discuss further schedule an appointment by contacting us on P: 035561 6038

*Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only. Always consult your Urologist for personalised guidance.*

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