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What Are the Top 7 Reason Men Undergo Circumcision?

Circumcision has always been a hot topic for discussion. Some are against it, and some are for it. One thing for sure is that it has a lot of benefits.
Circumcision is a medical procedure for foreskin removal.
I will be sharing with you the Top 7 Reasons of circumcision so that you can make your own decision if it is something suitable for you.

Better Hygiene

The presence of the foreskin increases moisture and warmth around the penis. And this promotes the collection of smegma which is a combination of shed skin cells, skin oils, and moisture.
When accumulated, it will contribute to a foul odour and leads to poor hygiene.
When circumcised, they won’t be any more space for the smegma to accumulate.
So your penis will have better hygiene and even smell better.

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Reduce Risk of Balanitis


Balanitis is an infection of the penis tip and foreskin. It is most commonly caused by Candida which is a type of yeast.
It’s uncomfortable and irritating and for some people, they get infected multiple times.
When you’re circumcised, you have an almost negligible risk of getting balanitis.
Saves you the trip to the doctors and the money to see one.

Reduce the risk of STDs and HIV

In Africa, adult circumcision is advocated in order to bring down the HIV epidemic.
Some STDs are treatable (see STD treatments) however HIV is not (see HIV Management).
If you can further reduce the risk of contracting this deadly disease, why not?

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Prevent cancer

Circumcision is also associated with a lower risk of getting penile cancer, and reduced risk of cervical cancer in their partners.
You’re not only saving yourself but also your partner. It’s a win-win!

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Less UTIs

Bacteria usually cause UTI’s or urinary tract infection.
Symptoms include painful urination and or blood in the urine. It’s very annoying to have.
Will be quite useful to have one less disease to be worried about.

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Better Sex

Nowadays many women prefer men who are circumcised or cut. There are various reasons for this. Some like the appearance and find it a turn on.
Some love it that it is cleaner and smells better and it makes them feel more comfortable during sex. And of course, when you are circumcised you won’t have pain during intercourse. Which could be due to a tight foreskin or from paraphimosis.
Paraphimosis is a condition where the foreskin gets stuck below the head. It’s a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment.
Better sex is always a lovely bonus.

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Last longer in bed

With the foreskin removed, the head of the penis will get exposed all the time.
This will lead to keratinisation of the head. Hence it will desensitize it.
When more desensitized, it will help you last longer in bed. And now you’re gonna be a stud in the bedroom.

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That’s All Folks!
If you wish to know more about Adult Circumcision and How is it performed visit our Mens Health Page.


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What are the Cause of Foreskin Infection (Balanitis)?

What is Balanitis?

Balanitis is a common infection that affects the head of the penis and the foreskin.
It is more commonly seen in boys and men who are not circumcised.

What are the Signs & Symptoms of Balanitis?

The Common Symptoms of the infection of the Penis include a sore, itchy and smelly penis, redness and swelling, the build-up of thick fluid around your penis, and pain when peeing.

Phimosis can increase the risk of balanitis.
Some adults may also have a tight foreskin that is unable to be fully retracted. This is called phimosis and can increase the risk of balanitis.

What are the Causes of Balanitis?

Balanitis can be caused by poor hygiene.
This can lead to a build-up of Smegma is a buildup of dead skin cells, oil, and other fluids on the tip of the penis.
If left for prolonged periods it can lead to fungal and bacterial infections.

What are the Treatments of Balanitis?

You should see your doctor if you have persistent swelling, redness or irritation or if you have other accompanying symptoms like penile discharge or painful urination.
In most cases of balanitis are easily treated with good hygiene and creams and ointments recommended by your doctors.
Also, circumcision may be advised in recurrent cases of balanitis.
You can have sex during treatment if your balanitis isn’t caused by an infection.
But if it’s caused by an infection, like an STI or thrush, there’s a risk of passing this on.
Do consult any of our doctors if you are ever unsure of your symptoms so that we can do a proper examination and also to perform any lab tests if necessary.

If you wish to know more about Balanitis, please visit our Men’s clinics or drop us an email at hello@dtapclinic.com


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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. Some choose to do it for aesthetic reasons. 

How is Circumcision Done?

In our clinics, we perform circumcision using the Shang Ring Method. A numbing cream will be applied to the foreskin and left for at least 30 minutes.
Once the skin is numb, the Shang Ring will be applied. The size of the ring will be measured prior to the procedure.
The foreskin will be clamped in between the inner and outer ring.
The excess skin will then be removed by surgical scissors. The ring will be left in place for one to two weeks.
After surgery, the patient will be prescribed oral painkillers and antibiotics.

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

With the Shang Ring method, there is very low risk of bleeding and infection.
Usually the patient may experience some pain or discomfort during nocturnal or morning erections.
You can apply a frozen bag of peas on the penis when an erection occurs and if it causes a lot of pain.
You are advised to avoid any activities that may cause pressure or friction at the wound site for 2 weeks like strenuous physical activities or sexual intercourse.
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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Top 7 Myths and Facts about Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction is a condition where you have difficulty or inability to get an erection or sustain one.
Even though more and more men are coming out to seek help on this issue, there are still many myths that are still circulating out there about this condition.

Here I would try to address the 7 myths that men have about Erectile Dysfunction.

#1: Only affects older men.

Many men think that one only gets Erectile Dysfunction when they’re old or above a certain age.
I have met many patients below the age of 40 years old who are affected by Erectile Dysfunction.
So if you suspect you might have Erectile Dysfunction, do speak to your Doctor or come to see any of our doctors to find out if you are suffering from ED.

#2:  It’s a normal part of ageing.

For those above 50 and start to experience symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction, you should seek help.
Yes, it’s true that older age is more associated with Erectile Dysfunction, however, you should not just accept it and not do anything about it.
It is not a normal part of ageing.
It is treatable.
See a doctor and speak to him.
You will be amazed at how much your life will change when you get treated for Erectile Dysfunction.

#3:  When you’re married so long, it’s normal.

Some men think that it’s maybe due to loss of interest or attraction towards their wife with whom they’ve been married to half of their life.
There are many couples who have fulfilling sex lives even long into their twilight years.
It is possible to still have that spark with your wife despite being married for a long time.
So if you are losing your erection, speak to a doctor about your symptoms.

#4: I don’t want to be addicted to the blue pill.

One of the main treatments for Erectile Dysfunction is the oral medication (eg. Viagra)  that helps increase blood flow towards the penis.
Many men worry that they become dependent or ‘addicted’ to take it.
This is wrong.
There is no addiction or dependence to the medication.
Speak to your doctor to find out how you can be treated properly for your ED.

#5:  The only treatment is the blue pill.

ED is most commonly treated by giving oral medications called PDE5 inhibitors.
There are several versions of this erectile dysfunction medication.
If one is not suitable for you, your doctor may suggest others.
When you see your doctor, he will perform an assessment and based on that, he will advise the appropriate treatment for you.

#6: There is no treatment other than pills

There are men who are unable to tolerate PDE5 inhibitor pills.
For them, there are other alternatives like injections or Electro ShockWave Therapy (ESWT).
Do speak to any of our doctors to find out which type of treatment is suitable for you.

#7: ED is just a sexual issue, not a medical problem.

ED is mainly a personal issue.
However, certain medical conditions like diabetes may also give rise to ED.
So don’t take this condition too lightly.
It is best to discuss with your doctor so that he can help you do the necessary assessment and tests to see if you might have other underlying conditions.

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That’s All Folks!



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