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Understanding All About Adult Circumcision

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 58% of newborns are circumcised in the United States. However, the total rate in America is approximately 71%. This means that a significant number of citizens are circumcised as adults. There are a lot of myths that surround adult circumcision and pain.

Whether you are an adult or an infant, doctors use anesthesia to reduce discomfort and ensure you have the best experience. You can schedule an appointment online with an experienced urologist in Brooklyn, New York, for a safe and painless procedure. Below is everything you need to know about adult circumcision:

How painful is the procedure?

As discussed above, it will not matter whether you are circumcised as an adult or an infant because doctors will use anesthesia in both cases. An observational study on 221 patients revealed that adult circumcision pain is mild to moderate for patients with an intraoperative penile block. The authors also noted that severe pain was rare unless there were other complications involved.

Therefore, concerns about pain should not be a reason for most adults to avoid circumcision. Doctors will use local anesthesia, which is more affordable and involves fewer risks as opposed to the common myth that adult circumcision requires general anesthesia. You can get the procedure done with as little as $1600 and enjoy numerous benefits that come with circumcision.

What are the benefits of adult circumcision?

Although circumcision is a treatment option for balanitis, paraphimosis, and phimosis, it is mainly done for personal reasons and individual choices. Benefits of undergoing the procedure include:

  • Reduced STI infection: The World Health Organization reported that circumcised adults are at 60% lower risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases as opposed to the rest.  The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reported that circumcised men are unlikely to contract HIV from vaginal sex. Although it does not eliminate the risk, circumcision is beneficial.
  • Reduced UTI infection: Research shows that circumcised males are at a lower risk of developing urinary tract infections than those with the entire foreskin.
  • Reduced irritation: Phimosis develops in uncircumcised men resulting in inflammation, scarring, uncomfortable tightness, and sometimes infection. Balanitis is also a condition that results in a swollen penis head. Circumcision helps prevent such conditions.
  • Reduced risk of cancer: Although penile cancer rarely occurs in all men, circumcised males are at a lower risk of developing the condition than those with intact foreskin.

What is the recovery time of adult circumcision?

It is almost certain that you will experience bruising and swelling the first few days after the procedure. The good news is that it will go away after some time, provided you keep the area clean to prevent infection. You should go back to work after two weeks.

Consult a New York urologist

Consult Dr. Lazare for traditional and cosmetic circumcision, depending on your objectives. Pain should not be a concern as the doctor will ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible. You can also get help for erectile dysfunction, UTI treatment, and conditions related to men’s health. Schedule an online appointment today for personalized services.

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