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Circumcision Surgery in Nehru Enclave, Delhi

Introduction to circumcision

The process is customary for newborn boys in some religions and social circles. However, circumcision can be performed in adults as well, but the procedure is more complex. At any age, the penis after circumcision heals within a week.

For some, circumcision is a religious ritual, while others do it for medical reasons. You must visit a urology hospital in Delhi if you have trouble retracting the foreskin over the glans.

The urology specialists in Delhi think circumcision has various health benefits. Though it is considered to be a relatively safe surgery, there are certain risks associated with it. These can be treated with proper care and medication.

About circumcision

Circumcision is a procedure in which the skin that covers the tip of the penis is removed through surgery. The surgeon uses a scalpel to separate the foreskin from the head of the penis. After this, an ointment is applied and the penis is wrapped in gauze.

Circumcision is usually performed on the first or second day of the birth. Before the surgical procedure, parents must talk with the doctor about pain relief choices.

A numbing ointment can be put on the penis before the procedure. Besides this, an anesthetic can also be used to numb the area. Doing so will reduce any discomfort during the surgery.

Who qualifies for circumcision?

A urologist or pediatrician can perform the circumcision on the newborn baby. A healthcare provider can also do it later in the office. 

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, Delhi. 

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment with urology specialists in Delhi.

However, in a bris, a trained professional called the mohel performs the circumcision.

Why is circumcision conducted?

Circumcision is mostly a matter of cultural/religious rituals, personal hygiene, and preventive health care. Many Jewish and Islamic families perform circumcision as part of their religious rituals.

However, circumcision is also performed for medical reasons. When the foreskin is too tight to be retracted over the glans, circumcision might be the only treatment option.

Though circumcision is usually performed on infants, in certain parts of Africa it is recommended for older boys and men also. It reduces the risk of certain sexually transmitted diseases as well as penile cancer.

Some of the other reasons for circumcision include -

  • Personal choice
  • Aesthetic preference
  • Paternal desire to have their sons look like them

Whatever the reason is, consult a urology specialist in Delhi before proceeding with any steps.

What are the benefits of circumcision?

According to urology specialists in Delhi, various health benefits of circumcision include -

  • Lower risk of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Decreased risk of urinary tract infections
  • Easier genital hygiene
  • Easy retraction of the foreskin
  • Protection against penile cancer
  • Ease in returning the foreskin to its original location
  • Prevention of balanitis (swelling of the foreskin)
  • Prevention of balanoposthitis (inflammation of the glans and foreskin of the penis)

What are the risks associated with circumcision?

Every surgery comes with risks, and so does circumcision. Various risks that are associated with circumcision include -

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Foreskin might be cut at inappropriate lengths
  • Inflamed opening of the penis (meatitis)

If your baby experiences any discomfort or bleeding after the surgery, request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, Delhi. Make sure you call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

References

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/circumcision/about/pac-20393550

https://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/guide/circumcision#3-7

https://www.healthline.com/health/circumcision

What is the foreskin?

It is the skin that covers the round tip of the penis. It is entirely attached to the penis of a newborn. Over time, it separates from the head of the penis and can pull back easily (retract).

Is circumcision painful?

Yes, circumcision can cause some pain. However, pain medicines and anesthetics are used to reduce the discomfort.

I am 32 years old. Can I get a circumcision?

Of course, you can get circumcised at any age you want. The process is similar to that for babies. However, the procedure might be lengthy. Unlike infants, however, you will need stitches after the circumcision.

Why is my doctor delaying circumcision?

Your doctor might be suggesting a delay in circumcision due to one of the following reasons -

  • Medical concerns
  • Any physical problems with the penis
  • Prematurely born baby

How many days does it take to recover from circumcision?

It may take about 8-10 days. During the healing phase, it is normal for the penis to look swollen and red. A yellow film at the tip is also seen. However, if you think the condition is uncommon, please immediately see a doctor.

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