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What is Circumcision?

Circumcision is a medical procedure in which the skin covering the tip of the penis is removed surgically. This is a common procedure for newborn boys in most part of the world.


How much does Circumcision cost?

The cost of Circumcision may vary according to the following factors:

  1. Doctor fee
  2. Hospital charges
  3. Medical condition
  4. Type of Circumcision procedure 
  5. Lab Tests recommended

Minimum charges for Circumcision in Bangalore start from Rs. 14,280.00

The average cost for Circumcision in Bangalore is approximately Rs.23,498.00

Maximum amount to be paid for Circumcision in Bangalore can be up to Rs. 54,000.00


Right specialists type for Circumcision?

Circumcision can be performed by 

  1. Pediatrician
  2. General surgeon
  3. Urologist 
  4. Obstetrician
  5. A family doctor who is experienced in performing a successful circumcision


Is Circumcision safe?

Circumcision is a safe surgical procedure when performed by a trained and experienced professionals. 


Does Circumcision hurt?

Circumcision is generally not that painful. You may experience bruises or swelling for the first few days. Pain killers may be prescribed by your doctor to relieve the pain.


At what age is circumcision done?

Circumcision can be performed on the newborn male babies just after a few days of birth by using local anesthesia and for a male baby whose age is six months can be done under general anesthesia. Generally, this procedure can be performed for any male individual who is willing to undergo this procedure and there is no age restriction.


Does circumcision increase the size of Penis?

The size of the penis depends on genetics, blood flow, and overall health. The circumcision does not play a role in the size of the penis.


Is circumcision compulsory?

Circumcision is not compulsory in newborns or healthy individuals. But most of them prefer it for their newborns. It is compulsory in conditions like balanitis, phimosis, balanoposthitis, paraphimosis, etc.


Is circumcision covered by insurance?

Your insurance may cover circumcision and depends on what plan you take and from which company you are insured.


How should circumcision look?

  1. In the case of circumcision, the foreskin is not present and this will leave the glans out all the time. 
  2. A slight difference may be noticed at the site where the foreskin is removed. 
  3. The skin closer to the glans may feel thinner and sensitive compared to skin closer to the body.


Can adults have circumcision?

Circumcision can be done for newborns boys or even in adults. In adults is it done with the help of a scalpel.


Does circumcision cure balanitis?

Balanitis is a condition in which the tip of the penis is inflamed. Balanitis can be cured with the help of circumcision by removing the foreskin. It mainly affects middle-aged or elderly men who have not been circumcised.


Does circumcision reduce sensitivity?

Circumcision has no role in sensitivity or sensation or sexual activity.


Is circumcision a major surgery?

Circumcision is a minor surgery. In newborns, it may take 5-10 minutes while in adults it may take around 1 hour.


Does circumcision prevent UTI?

Circumcision helps in preventing UTI. For a circumcised male, there is a low risk of getting UTI.


Does circumcision affect ejaculation?

No. Circumcision will not affect ejaculation or any of your sexual activity.


Does circumcision affect the length?

The length of the penis is not related to circumcision. Hence it does not affect the length.


How is Circumcision done?

Circumcision can be performed in babies by using any of the following three(3) methods and they are:

  1. Gomco Clamp.
  2. Plastibell device.
  3. Mogen clamp.

In all methods, the foreskin is cut and the blood flow to the foreskin is cut off to stop the bleeding. This may take about 15 to 30 minutes.

In general, circumcision for adults is done by any one of the following methods:

  1. Dorsal slit method.
  2. Sleeve method.


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Circumcision: Overview

Circumcision is a medical procedure in which the skin covering the tip of the penis is removed surgically. This is a common procedure for newborn boys in most part of the world. There is no medical need for circumcision in healthy individuals. But it is done for various reasons like a personal choice, aesthetic preference, etc.
 This procedure is performed in different ways for newborn babies and for adults.

Different types of methods for circumcision are

  1. Gomco Clamp.
  2. Plastibell device.
  3. Mogen clamp.
  4. Dorsal slit method.
  5. Sleeve method.

After the procedure, the patient may develop some complications such as

  1. Pain in the genital area.
  2. Swelling of the penis.
  3. Bleeding [blood loss].
  4.  Infection at the site of operation.

Care must be taken for up to a week after the completion of the operation. Mostly, this procedure can be performed by a pediatrician, a surgeon, a urologist, an obstetrician, or a family doctor who is experienced in performing a successful circumcision.


Circumcision Indications

Circumcision is indicated to grown-up children and elder patients in the following conditions:

  1. Phimosis (inability to pull back the foreskin).
  2. Paraphimosis (restriction of the blood flow to the end of the penis due to struck of foreskin behind the head of the penis).
  3. Balanitis (inflammation of the head of the penis).
  4. Balanoposthitis (inflammation of the tip and foreskin of the penis).


Who is an eligible candidate for Circumcision

Candidates who can undergo this procedure are:

  1. All newborn male babies.
  2. Adults and grown-ups who are suffering from some penile health conditions.

In some cases, parents wanted their children to undergo this procedure for religious beliefs.


Who is an ineligible candidate for Circumcision

Individuals who are not eligible to be circumcised are:

  1. Older males whose age is above 80 years old.
  2. Adult males or children males with clotting disorders, infections, other health-related issues are not preferable for circumcision.


Right specialists type for Circumcision

Circumcision can be performed by a pediatrician, a surgeon, a urologist, an obstetrician, or a family doctor who is experienced in performing a successful circumcision.


How to prepare for Circumcision

General preparation:

This method is mostly preferred by the parents of the newborn male child and they will be asked to sign the consent form before the circumcision.

For adults, before undergoing this procedure:

  1. Know all the benefits and risks associated with the procedure.
  2. Tell all the medications and other health care products used by you to your doctor or surgeon.
  3. Talk to your doctor if you use blood thinners such as warfarin, clopidogrel, and aspirin etc.
  4. Inform your doctor if you suffer from any of the diseases that affect the penis.
  5. Follow all the instructions provided to you by your doctor.

Genital preparation:

  1. Before starting the operation, the genital area will be checked and sterile clothes are placed over the body in such a way that only the penis is exposed.
  2. The doctor also checks the penis to be sure that the patient does not have any conditions that contraindicate the circumcision.

Anesthetic preparation:

This procedure is performed with either local, general or regional anesthesia.

For a newborn baby, there are typically 4 methods to use anesthesia and they are:

  1. Application of anesthesia cream to the foreskin.
  2. Application of anesthesia to the dorsal nerve which controls the feelings in the penis [Dorsal penile nerve block].
  3. Injecting the anesthesia under the skin of the penis [Penile ring block].
  4. Injecting the anesthesia directly into the spin which affects the whole body [Caudal epidural block].


 In most of the cases, either dorsal penile nerve block or penile ring block methods of anesthesia are used for babies and young boys to perform the circumcision.
 For the adults, the dorsal penile nerve block method of anesthesia is used.


Steps of Circumcision

Steps involved in the circumcision are the following:

  1. The tip of the penis and the foreskin are separated in such a way that the head of the penis is clearly exposed. [This step is performed in young boys only as the tip and foreskin are not separated].
  2. Smegma is removed, which holds the foreskin and tip of the penis.
  3. Then, the foreskin is placed in its original position.
  4. Now, with the help of scissors, the foreskin is cut in a vertical way on the upper side of the penis.
  5. After this, the second slit or cut is made on the underside of the penis.
  6. Then, the foreskin is cut down on the sides of the penis and foreskin edges are pulled back.
  7. The blood vessels are tied off with the help of stitches and the foreskin edges are stitched.

Mostly circumcision follows the above steps and few steps may change according to the type of circumcision performed by your doctor.


Post-procedure care/ recovery after Circumcision

After the surgery, the adult patient is given a few pieces of advice regarding recovery time at home, when can drive and more. Few suggestions are below:

  1. Avoid having sex for at least four to five weeks after the operation.
  2. Some complications such as pain and swelling can be seen for up to 5 days after the procedure. In such cases, pain killers are prescribed.
  3. Wear loose and light clothes for three (3) to four (4) days after completion of the operation.
  4. Consult your doctor immediately if you suffer from severe complications such as heavy bleeding, difficulty in urination and severe pain.

If this operation is done for a baby boy child then the instructions were given to the parents of the child or his caretaker by your doctor.

  1. Aspirin tablet should not be given to the child below 16 years of age.
  2. The child should wear loose-fitting clothes.
  3. Apply the petroleum jelly directly on the area to reduce the irritation.
  4. Consult the doctor immediately if the child suffers from heavy bleeding and swelling even after 3 to 5 days of operation.
  5. Keep the penis clean daily to avoid infection.

Generally, it takes at least a week (7 days) or 10 days to recover.


Risks/ complications associated with Circumcision

Circumcision is a safe procedure but even though there are few risks and complications associated with it and they are the following:

  1. Infection may develop
  2. Pain and swelling of the penis may occur
  3. Damage may occur to the urethra and may cause difficulty in urination
  4. Blood loss
  5. The foreskin is cut too short or too long
  6. Improper healing of the wound
  7. Reattachment of the foreskin may happen in rare cases and may need further minor surgery
  8. May reduce the sensation of the penis during intercourse.


Advantages of Circumcision

Some of the advantages of circumcision are the following:

  1. Reduce the risk of developing cancer for the penis.
  2. Decreases the chances of getting sexually transmitted diseases[STD’s] like HIV.
  3. Lower the risk of developing urinary tract disease [UTI].
  4. It also prevents in getting an infection of the foreskin.
  5.  Prevent some conditions such as phimosis [inability to pull back the foreskin], paraphimosis [restriction of the blood flow to the end of the penis due to struck of foreskin behind the head of the penis], and balanitis [inflammation of the head of the penis]


Long term outcome/results of Circumcision

The long-term outcomes or results of circumcision are:

  1. Improvement in the erectile function of the penis.
  2. Improve overall sexual satisfaction.

But circumcision does not affect the sexual function in the long run. Mostly there is no difference in the individuals who are circumcised and individuals who are not circumcised


The success rate of Circumcision

Most of the patients who prefer circumcision are satisfied with the surgery and has almost 59% of success, whereas in newborns the success rate is almost 62%.


Options if Circumcision is not successful

Even after the circumcision, if you see the presence of foreskin that is almost the same as before the procedure, it is considered as a failure. So, in such cases, your doctor may suggest you to get another minor surgery to remove the foreskin of the penis.
In most of the cases, circumcision is a success and in a few cases, only a minute foreskin is present even after the surgery.
If you suffer from any of the side effects and complication of circumcision, please consult your doctor immediately.


Alternatives of Circumcision

Circumcision is mostly done to lower the risk of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and other problem like non-retractile foreskin, and for prevention of penile problems.

So, in case of treatment for the non-retractile foreskin, there are 3 alternatives rather than circumcision and they are the following:

  1. Topical application of steroids.
  2. Manual stretching for tissue expansion.
  3. Preputioplasty.

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