Circumcision involves the surgical removal of foreskin, which covers the head of a flaccid penis. For men who have not had a circumcision, the foreskin pulls back to reveal the penis it is erect.
While the majority of circumcisions occur in infancy, it is not uncommon for adult men to explore the option later in life. During a circumcision, a doctor removes a portion of the foreskin, then sews back together the remaining skin to create a shorter section of skin.
Sometimes, the absence of a circumcision can lead to infections. Signs of an infection include:
- Color changes in the glans or foreskin
Recurring infections of the glans or foreskin should be evaluated by a doctor.
One of the conditions that can be treated with circumcision later in life is phimosis, a condition in which the foreskin cannot be pulled back from around the tip of the penis. This can cause uncomfortable tightness, scarring, inflammation, and even infection.
If the condition restricts erections or urination, it is probably time to consult a urologist to discuss the possibility of a circumcision. At Avant Concierge Urology, a circumcision can easily treat this condition in the office under light IV sedation. Patients are able to walk away from the procedure the same day, and most return to full function within a few weeks.
If you’re interested in discussing the possibility of a circumcision, reach out to us at Avant Concierge Urology.
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