Circumcision can be carried out, one of the oldest existing surgical procedures, cultural, religious or health reasons, or simply reflect personal preferences.
Circumcision in adults is an option for men who are not circumcised like babies.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 79 percent of American men remember that they are undergoing genital mutilation.
The reasons for circumcision for adults
Some men may opt for circumcision because they believe that the circumcised penis is more sensitive and improves the sexual experience. The studies on this conflict.
Although some circumcised men point to an improvement in sexual performance, but most studies actually indicate a slight decrease in penile sensitivity after circumcision.
Here are some medical reasons that can make the man choose circumcised:
Alhbm: is a medical condition in which the foreskin covering the penis is very narrow and difficult to be removed.
Penile cancer: Although penile cancer is rare, it is less common in the circumcised penis.
sexually transmitted diseases: demonstrated the incidence of risk of genital ulcer, chlamydia and human papilloma virus (HPV), syphilis, herpes type II minor among men who have suffered FGM.
HIV transmission: Several international studies show that circumcision reduces the risk of HIV transmission.
It is recommended to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that men consider circumcision an additional measure, along with safe sex, to prevent HIV.
The Risk of Circumcision in Adults
Circumcision in adults is a surgical procedure, so it carries some risks, as well as possible side effects, which include pain, bleeding and infection.
Although these health risks are low, but it is higher than the circumcision of newborns.
Unless the implementation of a specific circumcision in adults for medical reasons, such as infection or Alhbm, it is likely that insurance does not cover, so it can be expensive.
The cost of adult circumcision will vary, but it will be higher if you have general anesthesia instead of local anesthesia, and if you have performed the procedure in a hospital instead of the ambulatory care center.
Discuss your options with a provider of your insurance.
If you are thinking about circumcision in adults, talk to your doctor and go to all the risks and benefits of care.
What Are You Waiting For
If you decide to undergo circumcision, this is what you should expect:
- You will receive local or general anesthesia.
- Your doctor will remove your foreskin and trim it.
- Small absorbable threads will be used to close the cracks.
- You can go home the day of surgery.
- In the first days after surgery, your penis may be swollen, numb, and sore.
- The dressing is usually placed on the entire hidden penis that will be removed at home by immersing it in a warm bath.
- The swelling goes down after about two weeks, but you may be asked to avoid sexual intercourse and masturbation for up to six weeks.
A good argument can be made to support circumcision in adults from the perspective of reducing the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.
The CDC supports this option, but cautions that circumcision in adults is not a substitute for other measures of safe sex.
On the other hand, there are costs, temporary discomfort, potential risks associated with the procedure that must be observed and the circumcised penis may not add anything to your sexual experience.