A circumcision is an operation to remove your foreskin.
Circumcisions are usually recommended for medical reasons, such as tightening of the foreskin (phimosis), balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO), pain during sex and infections that keep coming back.
If BXO is suspected, a circumcision is the only dependable way to cure the condition.
For other conditions, a dorsal slit operation or a preputioplasty may be recommended.
The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. The operation usually takes about 30 minutes.
Your surgeon will remove the foreskin and seal off any small blood vessels. They will stitch the two edges of skin together (see figure 1).
You should be able to go home the same day or the day after. Your penis will usually look swollen and bruised, and may feel sore for the first week.
To start with, rest and wear loose underwear. Do not have sex for three weeks.
Regular exercise should help you to return to normal activities as soon as possible. Before you start exercising, ask the healthcare team or your GP for advice.
Author: Mr Shailinder Singh DM FRCS (Paed. Surg.), Mr Gregor Knepil FRCS (Ed.) and Mr Jonathan Sutcliffe FRCS
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