Circumcision refers to the surgical removal from the penis of skin or the prepuce, (foreskin).
Many people consider circumcision to be a religious procedure. This is because the foreskin
protects against excessive itching, infection by the environment, and also provides protection
Also, circumcision can be done on infants to fulfill cultural, religious or medical reasons.
Although it is most commonly done at birth it can also be done at any age, including at three
years old. Circumcision usually removes the preputial flaps which are really made up of skin
folds. There are two types. The excision and circumambulation. The first involves removing the
entire foreskin, while the second involves removing only the preputial flaps, leaving the glans
intact. For medical or cosmetic reasons, circumcision can be performed.
The purpose of circumcision in newborn males to prevent them from contracting the genital
herpes virus from other males throughout their lives is to ensure that they do not become
infected. Although medically proven to be effective for newborns, many parents prefer the more
traditional method of circumcising their babies. There are a few medical reasons newborns
should undergo this surgery. One reason is that newborn males may not feel any sensation in
their sexual organs so they may be susceptible to painful diseases like genital mypes. This is
why doctors typically perform this procedure during the first stages in a patient’s lives.
A baby may also experience an unnatural form of pain due to tight skin during the first weeks
after birth. A local anesthesia may be performed by a healthcare provider. This involves placing
a syringe containing a sufficient amount of anesthetics in the area where the baby is most
sensitive. This is usually performed by either the obstetrician, or the pediatrician. It has been
proven that babies who have undergone this procedure tend to recover within the second half
year. However, if the baby experiences pain during urination or during sexual intercourse, it is
highly recommended that he undergoes a surgical procedure as soon as possible.
A diaper change should be performed if a baby is fussy or irritable. He may experience a rash or
diaper rash, which is caused by the contact with moisture. Petroleum jelly may be used by the
healthcare provider to wrap the baby’s bottom, before changing him into a fresh diaper. This
prevents irritation from wet diapers. The baby will get over this problem in the second year. If
your baby is experiencing irritated or fussy skin, it is important to have him checked by his
Not all babies will need stitches after the doctor removes their foreskin. There are some who
continue to have the need for stitches because their infection may not have healed by the tenth
day. Here are some precautionary steps you can take to prevent this from happening. Before
and after your baby gets a diaper change, clean the wound. Properly cleaning the wound will
reduce the risk of bacteria entering it and causing complications.
A herpes simplex virus can also complicate circumcisions. Cold sores can occur in the genital
areas of men who have this virus. Your healthcare provider may inject antibacterial ointment to
the blisters so that they heal faster. It is not possible to treat the virus with topical creams, as it
has already entered the body. A surgical procedure will be required in order to remove the virus.
Ask your doctor about any side effects that could be caused by the virus to ensure you are
aware of potential risks.
They are rare complications of having a newborn male child. One problem is due to the general
sedative used during the procedure. If your doctor does no use a local painkiller, he will need a
general anaesthetic. When this happens, the penis becomes soft and can result in friction or
tearing between the two tissues. This can lead to premature loss of sensation in the man’s