What is circumcision?


What is Circumcision?

Circumcision is the removal of the skin residue that closes the urine exit hole which is at the tip of the penis and it creates a closed space in this area. It is a procedure that has been practiced since ancient times. It is usually practiced due to traditional or religious norms. This skin that covers the penis creates an airless spot and leads to the accumulation of dirt. If it is not cleaned on a regular basis, it leads to problems.

How is Circumcision Done?

The main purpose of this procedure is defined as the surgical removal of the foreskin covering the tip of the penis. In general, classical methods are preferred. It is known as laser circumcision among the people; however, it is genuinely performed by using a wire which is heated via electricity, not laser.

What are the Types of Circumcision?

The main purpose is to remove the skin at the tip of the penis. There are different methods in this process. Usually, classical methods are used. One of the methods is defined as laser circumcision. Bleeding does not occur in this procedure. However, because the surrounding tissues are affected, there may occur numbness for a while. In another method, a circumcision clamp is used. It is applied with local anesthesia and the clamp is removed within 2 to 4 days.

What are the Health Benefits of Circumcision?

Circumcision is used for the treatment of abnormalities in the penis. It is often preferred in cases such as these. In addition to curvature of the penis, it also prevents the problems of urination or narrowing of the urethra. It also supports fertility. It is observed that it prevents many conditions that cause infertility.

What is the Best Age for Circumcision?

It is considered appropriate to do it before 18 months or after the age of 6. The reason for this is that the kids won’t remember the process because it was done in an unconscious state 18 months. It is not recommended to have the circumcision done, especially between the ages of 2 and 4 because it can lead to negative psychological effects.

Circumcision Surgery Stages

Except for the newborn period, it should be performed under general anesthesia. After anesthesia, the surgical area is cleaned. Thus, it becomes sterile. The skin fold is then cut and afterwards removed. Then, the operated area is examined and when no problem occurs, suturing is performed in accordance with the anatomy.

Things to Consider After the Circumcision

There are some factors to be considered after the circumcision. Since dissolving sutures are used in general, suture removal is not necessary after the procedure. It is suggested that the recommended medicine should be used properly and appropriately. Three days after the circumcision is performed, the child is can be washed in warm and soapy water. It is necessary to take a bath for about 10 minutes. However, it is recommended to protect the area against the harmful impacts.

What is Circumcision Revision Surgery?

After some procedures, the process may need to be repeated. Among the reasons for its repetition, there are situations such as incomplete implementations of the procedure and malformations. This procedure is among the genital aesthetics.

Circumcision should be performed very carefully and correctly. This is because some injuries can cause quite serious problems. In such cases, examination and treatment must is required. If it is ignored and no action taken, serious problems may occur and this may lead to organ loss.

Should Circumcision be Performed with Local or General Anesthesia?

One of the most frequently asked questions is that the procedure is performed through which anesthesia method. In some cases, general anesthesia and in some cases local anesthesia can be applied to the patient. Which method will be preferred varies depending on the situation of the child. Thus, the skin at the tip of the penis is removed and the procedure is completed in a short time.

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