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1. What are the benefits of circumcision?
From the medical point of view, circumcision is beneficial to health in the following ways:
-It lowers the risk of penile cancer in men and cervical cancers in female sex partners.
-It prevents phimosis (the inability to retract the foreskin) and paraphimosis (the inability to return the foreskin to its original location).
-It prevents balanitis (inflammation of the glans) and balanoposthitis (inflammation of the foreskin and glans).
-It reduces the risk of infections of the urinary tract.
-It diminishes the risk of sexually transmitted diseases in men.
2. When is circumcision most likely to be performed?
In usual conditions, circumcision is performed right after the birth, not more than a day or two in the hospital itself. It is advised to get it done as soon as possible as the delay makes the process riskier and more complicated.
3. Who performs the circumcision process in a baby?
A professional urologist, obstetrician or paediatrician is allowed to perform circumcision of the newborn baby in the hospital. Another option is to go to a trained and experienced (circumcision clinic)
4. Can an adult person opt for the circumcision process for themselves?
The process of circumcision is generally performed right after the birth of the newborn to avoid any infection or disease in future or sometimes for religious purposes. However, it can also be performed in adulthood or old age.
5. How long does the recovery from the process of circumcision take?
The recovery usually takes about 10-12 days after the process of circumcision is performed on the baby. You will likely observe redness around the area, or it will look swollen. A yellow film at the tip of the penis is also visible. If, by any chance, it seems that it is bothering your baby, waste no time and rush to your doctor or healthcare provider.
Recovery of an adult circumcision can take upto 6 weeks. The penis may feel extremely sensitive during the starting two weeks. And dissolvable stitches last upto 2-3 weeks.