You are probably already faced with the decision about whether your baby boy should undergo circumcision. Because it is safer for the baby, circumcision is most common on newborn boys. However, there are other medical reasons that parents may consider having this procedure done on their child. Medical and religious reasons are two of the most common reasons parents circumform their baby. These two groups often have very different beliefs regarding the necessity of this procedure.
Your baby boy must be under local anaesthesia before he can undergo circumcision. There are many factors that will affect the amount of local anaesthesia required. This can be discussed with your doctor before the operation. However, you can use this as an opportunity to learn more about your options for pain management during your child’s circumcision. This will help you decide if you prefer a general or local anaesthetic.
Male circumcision is usually performed because of concern for the child’s hygiene. Male babies frequently suffer from balanitis, which is an inflammation of the balanitis sac, or blisters that typically develop on the tip of the penis. Blisters can be caused by moisture in the boy’s sexual area. They can also be caused by skin irritations, penile bumps, or itching. Balanitis can become more severe if it is not treated. If left untreated, the infection can progress into Phimosis. Both of these infections require immediate treatment to prevent further damage.
Medical reasons dictate that doctors recommend male circumcision. It has been shown that male babies who have this procedure undergo less irritation and itching than those who do not. This is because the foreskin responds better to stimulation. Also, males tend to heal faster than females, so the wound is smaller and heals faster as well. The general or local anesthetic can be used to circumvent the wound, but not both at the same time.
The usual reason why males are put under local anaesthetic is to reduce bleeding and pain during the procedure. Minor bleeding can occur, but it’s much less than if a man has balanitis and other skin conditions. A doctor may choose to perform a procedure with either a general anaesthetic or a local one. The choice usually depends on the severity of the condition. Phimosis can lead to serious health problems in the future so it is important to get treatment as soon as possible.
The procedure involves only removing a small part of the foreskin. The surgeon then uses his hands to gently manipulate the head of the penis until he’s left with a clean opening that he can cover with a towel. The towel is used to dry the area. If complications do occur, the physician may need to resort to a form of stitching called “cauterization.” This requires additional surgery to fix the stitches.
The procedure is not recommended for everyone.
Those with HIV or AIDS are not candidates for this procedure. This procedure should be avoided by anyone with a chronic condition that affects the heart or lungs, or those with irregularities in the vaginal, breast, or genital areas. Herpes and genital warts, as well as other circuating infections, are not allowed. Anyone with an auto-immune disorder (including diabetes) should avoid the procedure.
Genital phimosis may not be as common as it used to be, but it still affects a large portion of males. Medical professionals recommend that males get their male genitalia examined every few years to check for any health issues. Circumcision is an option for anyone with a desire to enhance his sexual partner choices. For those suffering from phimosis or other genital conditions, it is a good idea to seek the advice of a qualified doctor to ensure that they have a great sexual experience.