One of the most common side effects of circumcision is meatitis. This inflammation can occur in
the urethral opening in children. It is rare but it can cause bleeding, infection, and even pain. It is
a self limiting problem that disappears as the epithelial glans surface thickens after circumcision.
Mild pain can also be reported by many after the procedure. This can easily be treated with a
cold compress or a soothing cream.
There are several common side affects of circumcision. Most patients experience some swelling
and bruising after the procedure. The penis may be sore for a few days. The child will need to go
to hospital if they feel less sensation in their penis. Some males have also reported issues with
intimacy and bleeding from the incision. Although most circumcision procedures are quite minor,
if symptoms persist, a full procedure may be necessary.
The incidence of circumcision side effects varies between studies. A Nigerian study that
included 1662 circumcisions showed a rate just 0.3%. This is significantly lower than the South
Africa rate of 12%. Only three boys had to have their surgery revised and no serious
complications were found. A recent RCT in 394 boys showed that 12% of the serious
complications were caused by surgical errors. Patients had a higher incidence of bleeding and
infection in this study. A decrease in anxiety and depression was associated with the use of
While most side effects of circumcision will fade over time, some may be more permanent. First,
epispadias. The penis becomes too flattened or swollen, which can result in decreased sexual
sensitivity. A second common side effect is urethral fistula, which results from an excessive
amount of suturing and aggressive clamping. This condition is best treated by surgery as the
penis is very close to the skin.
Research in India shows that circumcision can be emotionally and psychologically stressful. The
surgery is performed in infants without anesthesia. Some men have difficulty having intimate
relationships with their partners. The procedure can also result in erectile dysfunction, which
leads to post-traumatic stress disorder. It has been shown to increase the risk of developing
diabetes and erectile dysfunction.
Children may experience traumatizing feelings during the procedure. The procedure is painful
and can lead to anxiety and depression. About one in five boys will experience some form of
post-traumatic stress disorder following circumcision. A small percentage of circumcised kids will
experience anxiety following the surgery. To ensure that the child is fully recovering from the
surgery, a physician should be present. Apart from the psychological effects, some children may
experience difficulties with their sexuality after the procedure.
In Africa, circumcision is recommended for older boys and men. The procedure reduces the
possibility of certain STDs. It also improves sexual function. Some side effects of circumcision
include premature and severe ejaculation. Erectile dysfunction and difficulty in having orgasm
are also common. It can also lead to infections of the urinary tract, which can cause problems
with your kidneys later in life. The uncircumcised penis can be taught to wash itself regularly.
There are also risks of surgical complications. Sometimes, anesthesia may not be enough to
make the procedure painless. Anesthesia is used to help the child relax during the operation.
There are many possible side effects of circumcision, including recurrent pain, bleeding, and
anesthesia. This procedure can be very frightening and can even lead you to depression.
However, the risks are far less than for post-traumatic stress disorder. Even though a child may
recover physically and emotionally, the procedure can have a lasting affect on his emotional
There are several negative effects of circumcision. An infant may experience trauma after the
procedure in the United States. He may also have difficulties with sexual functioning, erectile
dysfunction, or post-traumatic stress disorder. The procedure may cause an increase of
medications in the bloodstream. These adverse effects can be recurring. While they are
relatively uncommon, they can lead to a lifetime of problems