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Circumcision: Circumcision is surgery to remove the foreskin covering the tip of the penis; circumcision is usually performed on newborn males when desired by the parents for religious, cultural, medical, or other reasons, but there are situations when the surgery is performed on older males.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Circumcision

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Circumcision:

  • Phimosis (tight foreskin)
  • Foreskin inflammation
  • Cultural preference
  • Religious preference
  • Cosmetic appearance

Anesthetic Requirements for Circumcision

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Circumcision may include:

  • Local anesthesia in infants and local or general anesthesia in older boys and men

Procedure Complications: Circumcision

Possible surgical complications of Circumcision may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Circumcision

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good. There is scientific and medical controversy as to whether the benefits of circumcision outweigh its risks, some of which are classified as "unrecognized".

Circumcision: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Circumcision: Seven to ten days.

Descriptions of Circumcision

Circumcision: Excision of the prepuce or part of it.
Source: Diseases Database

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