Circumcision Of Penis

The surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis (foreskin) is called circumcision. It has various health benefits like better hygiene, fewer chances of urinary tract infections and STDs, prevents many penile problems, and decreased the risk of penile cancer.

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Please list the side effects of circumcision.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I have tight foreskin and so thinking about¬†circumcision.¬†Please tell me about the complications about this procedure. Will it affect my sexual life in any way?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If done properly, then circumcision is a very safe procedure with hardly any complications. Absolutely, there is no adverse effect on your sexual life. Postoperative pain will be there for a few days, which can be easily managed with analgesics. Very rarely, there can be ...  Read Full »

My son had circumcision and the penis looks horizontal instead of vertical. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to consult for my son. He is 6 years old and did circumcision last week on Thursday. His wound is getting better, but I discover an unusual thing. First, the line under his penis is not a straight line to the part. Second, the penis hole looks horizontal instead of vertical...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I noted the history you gave and reviewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I think it is healing well. There is a slough on the penis which will be coming out soon. The hole of the penis is normal. What you need to do is, sitz ...  Read Full »

Is it harmful to use larger size silicone ring to loose the penile foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I am currently using phimocure silicone rings to loosen up my foreskin. Yesterday afternoon I accidentally used a large ring 26 mm by wearing it for 1 hour 30 minutes. After taking off the ring, I have this persistent pain like burning and pressure on the tip of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandip Pramanik


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your queries. The only solution to phimosis is circumcision. However, you may have minor vascular injury inside the foreskin due to the use of a tight silicon ring. You can wait and watch to buy some time for natural regression of the swelling o...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for recurrent inflammation and pain in foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with my foreskin swelling and also experiencing pain. I am a 37-year-old male and had my circumcision done seven years back. There were some inflammation and occasional pain through these years but recently have been experiencing more inflammation and pain in that are...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath


Answer: Hi, Welcome to The treatment you are taking is perfect. Since how many days are you taking these current medications? Based on the information you already gave, I recommend you to add on to this treatment. Xylocaine jelly 2% or Lidocaine spray local application twice a day, tablet Pr...  Read Full »

What should be done for white smegma on penis head with rough foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have observed a white smegma on my penis head. There were irritation and red bumps on it before, but I oiled it so now I do not have any pain or irritation. But in the morning the white smegma is still there and my foreskin is hard and rough. What should I do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Urologist, Andrologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If your foreskin is hard and rough you may get benefit from removing the foreskin i.e. circumcision. I suggest you show it to the urologist nearby and get it done.  Read Full »

Will a person with aposthia considered circumcised?

Query: Hello doctor, I was born 14 weeks premature and was told that do not circumcise that young. I believe I have a condition called aposthia, but I need help in identifying what it is?  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen images sent by you. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Aposthia is the absence of skin covering glans. In the flaccid state, there is definitely a skin covering your glans. In erected state definitely glans skin gets pulled behind the cor...  Read Full »

Why do I have fluctuating sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few problems with my body. Since last year I was under work pressure. I could see my blood sugar gone up to 289 mg/dL on post prandial (PP) last month and reduced to 175 on PP and 109 on fasting last week. In the meantime, for the past two weeks, I suffer from fissure. I am a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. I have checked all the attached reports thoroughly (attachments removed to protect patient identity), and here are my notes: 1. Repeated high post prandial sugar above 200 means that you are diabetic and need to start therapy. Do you hav...  Read Full »

Why can I only retract half of my foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I can retract my foreskin in flaccid state, but in erect position I am not able to retract it. Sometimes, I can retract it up to half of glans, but then it starts hurting. What is this condition called? Should I go for circumcision or any other surgery? Or can this be treated by medici...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is it acquired or suffering with the issue from childhood? Revert back with the details to a sexologist online -->  Read Full »

Is circumcision necessary when the foreskin does not draw back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old. I am married for the last two years, but still, I am not successful in doing intercourse with my wife and I am really frustrated. Also, my foreskin on the penis does not draw back when tried. I want your help in doing successful intercourse with my wife. When I cons...  Read Full »

Dr. Shazia Anjum

Family Physician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are having phimosis. In phimosis, the foreskin does not role back and it is difficult to do intercourse. The other thing which can cause foreskin not to roll back are genital candidiasis but as per your description, you are having phimo...  Read Full »

Is cracked foreskin a side effect of steroid cream?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffered from the worst case of Tinea cruris. I was on medication for almost six months and now it has cured completely. But, I am facing problems with my foreskin. Every now and then I have cuts and cracks when I pull the foreskin back. Also, when the foreskin is too dry it is having s...  Read Full »

Dr. Raman Tanwar

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your foreskin appears to be healthy (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and deserves to be saved. The coconut oil application is a very good way for that. Apply Clobetasol ointment twice a day after bath and evening and retract your foreskin multiple times du...  Read Full »

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