There are many different reasons why a patient might decide to undergo a circumcision procedure. The medical reasons can including the problem of a tight foreskin, known as Phimosis, recurrent balanitis, paraphimosis as well as many other medical conditions. In most cases, circumcision is carried out as a result of Phimosis.
A circumcision is a procedure to remove the foreskin from a mans penis. The foreskin is the fold of skin that covers the tip of the penis. Adult circumcision is a surgical option for men who did not get circumcised as infants. We are here to make a circumcision procedure comfortable and successful.
Some men may choose to get circumcised because they think that a circumcised penis will be more sensitive and enhance their sexual experience. Studies claim that a short foreskin has no effect on sexual experience. Most men say that the tip of the penis becomes considerably less sensitive. This can have advantages for the sex life.
There are some medical reasons why a man might choose to get circumcised, please see these below.
This is a medical condition in which the foreskin covering the penis is too tight and is hard to retract.
Although rare, penile cancer is less common in a circumcised penis.
The foreskin is drawn behind the tip and can’t be moved back over the tip of the penis.
This is repeated inflammation of the tip of the penis and the foreskin.
Some patients just prefer the way a circumcised penis looks aesthetically.
A circumcised penis produces very little / no smegma and is therefore much easier to keep clean.
A circumcision procedure is usually carried out on a day patient basis. This means that you will be admitted, undergo the surgery and have the opportunity to return home the very same day.
Six hours prior to surgery, patients are asked to refrain from drinking or eating, especially if general anaesthetic is being administered. Once patients arrive at the clinic, they will be taken care of by members of the medical team who will be carrying out the procedure. Along with this, they will also discuss the procedure with the surgeon and the anaesthetist.
At this point, it is a great opportunity for patients to discuss concerns and ask any questions that they may have.
Once the circumcision procedure has been completed, patients will still be cared for until they are discharged. Prior to being discharged, patients will be given information about their recovery at home including information about driving, returning to work and sex. Usually, the recovery period last for around ten days, although it is recommended that you take a week off work to recover.
Unlike most other types of procedures, there is no requirement to inform the DVLA if you have had a routine circumcision and you do not have any other medical conditions that can have an impact on your ability to drive. It is down to the responsibility of the patient to determine whether they are fit to drive while they should also refrain from having sexual intercourse for a minimum of four weeks after the operation.
Between three the four days after the operation, patients are likely to feel some sort of discomfort and swelling around the head of the penis. However, you will be given painkillers to help ease the pain.