Many male patients with redundant foreskin and phimosis want to undergo circumcision surgery, but they do not have much knowledge of circumcision surgery, leading to some psychological doubts, such as whether the surgery will cause pain, whether it will affect sexual life after surgery, and so on.
In fact, these worries are unnecessary. Circumcision is a small surgical procedure that is usually performed in a small operating room in the outpatient department of a hospital. After the operation, you can go home without hospitalization. "Circumcision is usually performed under local anesthesia. Before surgery, the anesthetic is injected into the cavernous body on both sides of the penis and around the nerve on the dorsal side of the penis.". This way, there won't be much pain during the surgery. And after the anesthetic effect disappears, the anesthetic will not cause any harmful effects on the penis and the nerves of the penis, nor will it affect future sexual function.
Circumcision has a certain standard for the length of the foreskin to be removed. Generally, circumcision is performed to a distance of 0, 5-0, or 8 centimeters from the coronal groove of the penis. This excision range can ensure that the foreskin is not too short after surgery, making the penis painless and not bent during erection or sexual activity.
After circumcision, the wound is neatly sutured with silk threads, and then wrapped with gauze. The operation is complete. If there are no complications such as infection and bleeding after the operation, and the wound heals well, the suture can generally be removed within 7 days. It can be seen that circumcision does not pose any danger or leave any sequelae, and various doubts are unnecessary.
Although circumcision is very simple and has minimal pain, it can also have some adverse consequences if care is not taken before and after the operation. So, what issues should be paid attention to before and after performing circumcision?
Choose an appropriate surgical opportunity: If there is an acute infection of the foreskin, surgery should not be performed until the inflammation subsides; If there is chronic inflammation within the foreskin and it does not heal for a long time, regardless of age, surgery should be performed as early as possible, which is beneficial for the control of inflammation; If after marriage, the foreskin is too long or phimosis affects sexual life, or causes infertility, surgery should also be taken. Of course, the best surgical opportunity is to choose before any secondary lesions occur.
Cleaning the genitals: Starting 3 days before surgery, wash the genitals daily with warm water or 1:5000 potassium permanganate solution. During cleaning, the foreskin should be turned over, exposing the coronal groove, and thoroughly removing the foreskin scale. However, it should be noted that after cleaning, the foreskin should be promptly restored to prevent incarceration of the penis foreskin.
Eliminating nervousness: Due to some discomfort in the wound during the first few days after surgery, some people are worried about the impact on sexual function after surgery. This idea is unnecessary. In general, circumcision does not affect normal sexual function. On the contrary, if you carry a mental baggage, it may cause mental dysfunction.
Postoperative precautions: During postoperative urination, try to avoid wetting the dressing. If the dressing is contaminated with urine, it should be replaced in a timely manner. If you are a married man, you should pay attention to the fact that the couple must live apart for a period of time after the surgery, and try to avoid sexual impulse.
If you have any doubts about circumcision surgery, you can consult with an online expert.
(Intern Editor: Cai Junyi)