How is the Adult Circumcision (Foreskin Removal) Procedure Done?

What is Male Circumcision?

Male circumcision is the removal of the foreskin from the penis.

Why Do Some Some Adults Undergo Circumcision?

Circumcision for adults is a medical treatment option for patients with recurrent foreskin infections, phimosis (tight foreskin opening), and for religious reasons.

How is Circumcision Done?

Under local anaesthetic, the excess foreskin will be removed, and stitches along with glue will be used to close the incision.

In other words, you will only feel the prick of the needle which is used to administer the local anaesthetic.

After surgery, the patient will be prescribed oral painkillers.

As absorbable stitches are used, there is no need to remove them a week after the procedure.

What do you need to beware of After the circumcision procedure?

There is a chance of bleeding more than usual or the wound getting infected.

This is minimised by stopping the bleeding during surgery and completing a course of antibiotics after the foreskin removal procedure.

Besides that, males usually get multiple erections at night while asleep, and if this happens right after the surgery it may cause your sutures/adhesive to break and cause your wound to open up.

You can apply a frozen bag of peas on the penis when an erection occurs and causes a lot of pain.

You are advised to avoid any activities that may cause pressure or friction at the surgical site for 2 weeks.

It is advisable to wear brief or underwear to hold the penis up.

Usually, after 4 to 6 weeks, you can start being sexually active.

Also, a medical certificate is usually given for 1 to 2 weeks to recover.

That is everything there is to Adult Circumcision. Should you require further information about the circumcision for the adult, please visit our Somerset, Holland Village or Novena Branches, or drop us an email at  hello@dtapclinic.com.

Take Care!

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