Does excessive foreskin have any impact on health?
Long foreskin in men may increase the chances of children getting urinary tract infections, and may also cause localized inflammation of the foreskin and glans. Therefore, excessive foreskin may have some health effects that deserve attention. In addition, doing a good job of local cleaning is an important key to preventing foreskin diseases. When the foreskin is too long, remember to turn it over and clean it every day.
2. If circumcision is required, when is the best time to undergo surgery?
Generally speaking, circumcision surgery should be performed before and after puberty without requiring general anesthesia. However, if a young boy has recurrent inflammation or even urinary tract infection due to phimosis or excessive foreskin, surgical treatment should be performed as soon as possible to remove the foreskin. Whether a newborn boy should undergo Steamed sandwich or not should be considered carefully because of many disputes and should not be decided hastily.
3. Should men be circumcised?
Not all men should be circumcised. For some reasons, such as religion or adult ceremony, people of some regions or races will make all men undergo circumcision. But from a medical point of view, there are several reasons for circumcision:
"Adult phimosis, where the penis still cannot reveal its glans during erection.".
Incarcerated phimosis is a urological emergency.
A condition in which local hygiene and cleanliness deteriorate due to excessive foreskin.
Due to the excessive length of the foreskin, recurrent infections can occur locally, even causing adhesion between the foreskin and the glans.
The opening of the phimosis is too small, resulting in a condition of fine urine flow.
What should I pay attention to before and after undergoing foreskin surgery?
During foreskin surgery, doctors will give appropriate anesthesia depending on the patient's situation. In order to avoid vomiting reactions caused by the patient's maladaptation to narcotic drugs, fasting should be done for four to six hours before the surgery; After surgery, when the anesthetic effect subsides, the wound may experience slight pain and congestion. Medications should be taken regularly, usually within three days, the symptoms can subside, and the wound can heal within seven to ten days. Before the wound heals, regular follow-up and reexamination should be conducted according to the doctor's instructions. In addition, the wound should be kept clean and dry after surgery. Please be careful not to wet the gauze when urinating. If the gauze is soaked in urine, you can first remove the gauze and then return to the clinic for dressing changes.
After surgery, in addition to the fact that children under general anesthesia require brief hospital observation for safety reasons, the general patient can still engage in daily work and does not need to be hospitalized. Adolescent and adult patients may experience swelling, pain, and bleeding from their wounds due to penis erection after surgery. If there is slight bleeding, only local cold compress and pressure should be used to stop the bleeding. If the bleeding is severe, it should be returned to the hospital immediately. One month after the surgery, the patient was able to resume sexual activity.