Tuesday, April 4, 2023

circumcision in males.. Removing excess skin from the penis head

Male circumcision:

Male circumcision is a surgical procedure that aims to remove excess skin from the head of the penis, and there is no scientific study that determines the age for performing this surgery, but on the other hand, doctors always recommend avoiding circumcision surgery for infants and newborns except in urgent cases, in order to avoid complications of circumcision. Waiting for the completion of the growth of the male organ, because it differs from one person to another in terms of shape and size, and total anesthesia is more dangerous to the health of infants, so it is advisable to wait until the child grows up a little and acquires sufficient immunity to perform this surgery.

Although medical conditions do not stipulate a specific age for circumcision surgery, it is recommended to perform it at the age of two or three years due to several factors that help the child heal quickly, such as during that age he is still wearing diapers and has little movement, and anesthesia is less dangerous to his health at that age.

Medical cases in which circumcision must be expedited:

  On the other hand, there are some medical cases in which the specialist is advised to expedite circumcision surgery, considering that it may be a therapeutic solution, in the following cases:

Recurrence of infection with a germ in the urine:

Some children may suffer from repeated infection with a germ in urination, and the specialist advises in this case to do circumcision because it reduces the risk of bacterial infections.

Completely closed penis skin:

In some cases, children may suffer from difficulty in urinating, which is caused by the fact that the skin surrounding the head of the child's penis is closed and covers the urine exit hole, which makes the child suffer from urination difficulties, and circumcision is the best solution in these cases.

Acute inflammation of the skin of the penis head:

Children can get severe inflammation in the skin of the head of their penis because the excess skin surrounding that area is able to store bacteria and germs that lead to the occurrence of these infections. Circumcision and removal of this skin is a solution to get rid of these infections.

Circumcision brings several benefits to the health of the child from childhood to adulthood, as circumcision reduces the transmission of sexual diseases resulting from germs attached to the skin surrounding the head of the male organ. Scientific studies have also shown that males who underwent circumcision surgery are less likely to develop prostate cancer and urinary tract infections.

Psychological and physical preparation of the child for circumcision:

Circumcision surgery, despite its simplicity, deserves a number of psychological and physical preparations to qualify the child to undergo this surgery. The preparations begin with a visit to a specialist who will conduct an examination of the child during the so-called pre-circumcision clinic to identify the child’s penis and reveal its size and shape, which will enable the surgeon to take a comprehensive idea of the child’s penis. The position of the child and thus how to perform the surgery. The specialist during this clinic also detects the child and examines the problems related to his male organ, if any. Some doctors, during this examination, can discover the presence of other problems such as the presence of congenital anomalies, migratory testicles or the presence of water in the testicle and other diseases that are treated before or during the circumcision procedure. In the same period, the child is subjected to a clinic with an anesthesia specialist to examine the child, and the doctor, in case of suspicion of any problem, may request analyzes and pictures.

In addition to health preparation, the psychological aspect must be given great importance during the period of preparing the child for circumcision, as circumcision for children is usually associated with pain and fear due to customs and traditions. Therefore, the specialist’s clinic before performing the circumcision operation is an opportunity during which the specialist conducts a conversation with the child to reduce his fear and even explain what the surgery is. him in a simple way.

After circumcision surgery:

The circumcision process, especially during the first days, may be followed by a number of side effects that appear on children, and they range in severity, some of which require medical intervention, and some that do not deserve, and they are generally represented in:


Although the medical development that occurred in circumcision surgery and postoperative monitoring reduced the occurrence of bleeding for children, it may occur in some cases as a result of the child falling or hitting that area unintentionally. In this case, it is advised to go to the hospital clinic to treat the bleeding.

swelling of the penis:

Swelling is one of the common side effects that occur after circumcision, and it is caused by an event during the surgery. It is not a serious matter. Parents can take a water bath for the child with the addition of a little salt to reduce swelling.


In the event of secretions, a distinction must always be made between the secretions resulting from an infection and those associated with the cream that is placed on the penis after surgery. Therefore, it is recommended to clean the area well before applying the cream each time.

We mention that the recovery period from circumcision differs from one person to another according to several factors, perhaps the most important of which is the difference in immunity from one child to another, but generally seven days is sufficient for the wound to heal and the child to return to his normal life.