Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin. The foreskin is the skin that covers the tip of the penis. It is usually done during the first 10 days of a baby’s life. It is often performed for personal or religious reasons. It may be used to treat a variety of disorders in older children and adults, including balanitis, paraphimosis, balanoposthitis, and phimosis.

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What Is the right age for an Infant’s circumcision?

Most newborn boys are circumcised within a day or two after birth, if not within a week. In some cases, it may be delayed if the baby has a medical problem or when an immediate circumcision can pose a risk to the baby’s health.

Who should not have a circumcision?

Your pediatrician may advise you to postpone or avoid circumcision if your baby:

  • Premature babies
  • Baby with medical conditions.
  • Has physical problems with the penis that may need surgery. (Sometimes, surgeons will need the foreskin to correct the problem.)


The penis is first washed before being numbed with either a numbing lotion or a dose of medication. Following that, a ring or clamp is placed on the penis, and the doctor continues to remove the foreskin. After the procedure, a topical antibiotic ointment is administered to the site, which is then covered with gauze. General anesthesia may be used in the case of older children and adults. The procedure takes roughly 5 to 10 minutes for newborn babies and about an hour for older children and adults.

Is circumcision a painful procedure?

Circumcision, like any procedure, may be less painful. However, taking pain relievers and anesthetics may help to relieve discomfort. These may be useful both during and after the treatment.

What are the advantages of circumcision?

Circumcision has several benefits. Not only does it help aspects of penis health, but it can improve hygiene. This is due to the fact that a circumcised penis is easier to clean and wash, particularly for children.

The specific health benefits of circumcision include a lower risk of:

  • Certain penis conditions: These penile disorders include balanoposthitis (inflammation of the glans and foreskin), paraphimosis, and phimosis when the foreskin gets stuck out of place.
  • Men who have undergone circumcisions are less likely to get penile cancer.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STIs): Men who have had their scrotum circumcised are less likely to get some STIs, including HIV.
  • Urinary tract infections: UTIs are more common in uncircumcised males.

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