Usually circumcision of the foreskin is performed in the first or second day of a baby's life. Three months significantly increases the risk of various complications. The procedure itself takes less than 10 minutes. It is performed under local anesthesia. Later in life this operation is usually carried out for medical reasons. For example, in the treatment of phimosis (narrowing of the foreskin of the penis men). It is widespread and in the case of chronic balanoposthitis (inflammation of foreskin and head) under the condition of unsuccessful conservative therapy.
Be clear about the benefits of circumcision or its harm can not. This procedure is beneficial for adult men, from the point of view of prevention of infections of the genitourinary system. It is believed that in this way you can reduce the risk of penile cancer. Although circumcision reduces the risk of transmission of infections, but a full guarantee can be given in this case only protected sex.
As between the foreskin and the glans penis smegma accumulates, a circumcised penis can be considered more hygienic. Smegma is an excellent medium for the development of infection. It can cause tumors in the cervix of women. Some studies claim that regular observance of rules of personal hygiene.
In the course of the operation is the excision of the foreskin around the head of the male penis. Then operating the wound is a scar of a width not exceeding 1 mm. It is situated at a distance of 3-5 mm from the coronal sulcus of the penis. Circumcision can be both full and partial. In the latter case, a large part of the skin of the penis remains. Usually the foreskin is removed completely. After 3 months, the head of the penis loses sensitivity still. Due to this effect in the future, the duration of sexual intercourse increases. However, not always. Rapid ejaculation may in some cases not directly related to the sensitivity of the penis.
After the operation it is necessary to observe elementary rules of personal hygiene. Daily gently wash the postoperative area. Complete healing occurs in 7-10 days after surgery. There may be some swelling of the head of the penis. Possible subsequent scarring. Prolonged redness it is advisable to consult a doctor. Also should be alerted to a sudden increase in temperature. This can be a sign of beginning in the body inflammatory processes. In the normal flow of the adaptation period should not be any bruising of the penis or purulent discharge.