Circumcision Of Penis

About "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.

Related Terms: Foreskin, Glans Penis, Phimosis, Paraphimosis, Premature Ejaculation, Masturbation, Sexual Health

Recently Answered Questions

Are circumcised men more prone to premature ejaculation?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a circumcision done at an earlier age. I am facing a problem of premature ejaculation whenever I try to have sex. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Circumcision is just the surgical method of removing the foreskin from the human penis. It does not cause premature ejaculation nor does it have any effect on sexual performance. The main reason for premature ejaculation is performance anxiety. Sometimes, decreased we...  Read Full »
Phimosis (Tight Foreskin): Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Article Overview: This article talks about the condition where the foreskin is tight and there is difficulty in retraction.  Read Article »
Dr. Vasantha K S

The prepuce (foreskin) is a double-layered tissue that forms the anatomical covering of the glans penis in males. In certain conditions, the prepuce is too tight and does not slide over the glans and is stuck in one place, either over the tip or behind. Phimosis and Paraphimosis When the opening o ...  Read Article »
Why does my foreskin not coming down completely?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. I am a male. Though I have been having healthy masturbation since past 15 years or more, the head of my penis is visible only a little bit and the foreskin not fully comes down. Will that situation hamper my married life? Having sex with a condom is possible right? ...  Read Full »
Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the foreskin does not retract fully, then it is difficult to perform the sexual activity because it can cause pain and can cause rupture of the frenulum. It all depends upon the severity of the condition. It is advisable that you meet a surgeon in person for an evalu...  Read Full »
I put scotch tape on penis to regenerate foreskin. Will my babies have birth defects?
Query: Hello doctor, To make a long story short, I used scotch tape and micropore tape respectively on my penis. Two straps of tape were attached to the penis in the form of a cross, so that they met in the tip of the penis' head, while the ends went all the way down to the skin of the shaft. This allowed...  Read Full »
Dr. Arul Amuthan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I could not understand what made you do this practice and what benefit would you expect in this practice? There are no scientific studies available to support using this practice. Let me give my opinion. First of all, the mucous membrane is one of the highly sensit...  Read Full »
Does circumcision reduce sensitivity of tip of the penis?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old guy, and I have phimosis. Many times, I have tried to retract my foreskin, but always in vain. I would like to know if circumcision is mandatory to rectify the problem. Is there any other method which I could opt for? I am going to get married soon, and so I would like...  Read Full »
Dr. Aman Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Phimosis is a common problem. The simplest, long-term and permanent solution for phimosis is circumcision and is a minor day care procedure. However, if you want to try medicines you can use ointment Fludrocortisone along with Clotrimazole ointment to be applied daily ...  Read Full »
What is the solution for skin being tight over the penis?
Query: Hello doctor, My husband and I have been having sex using a condom and it has been fine. Now we want to conceive and we are having sex without a condom and he experiences pain in his penis which causes him to lose his erection. He also experienced a cut in his penis area which caused bleeding that ...  Read Full »
Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. Your husband may have phimosis or short frenulum. Is the skin over the penis head going behind the head smoothly or is it tight? If possible, pull the skin and send me images so that I can see and suggest. This may also be possible if lubr...  Read Full »
My penis is sore and I cannot roll back the skin. Please provide your opinion.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43 year old male. Since the start of the year, I have severe (before that mild) erection problems. It got bad, hardly any erection, hardly felt glans anymore during masturbation (been a few years since I had penetrative sex). The penis is feeling sore. Nearly two weeks ago, I g...  Read Full »
Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are concerned with two problems: Infection of the glans and retraction of the foreskin. Erection problems. Regarding glans, the retraction of the foreskin is good. It is ...  Read Full »
Are these blue-looking penis veins treatable in a phimosis patient?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male and I have never been able to fully retract my penis. I have severe phimosis. I know phimosis can be treated, but my biggest concern is that I now have blue-looking veins from the shaft of my penis to the actual penis head that is supposed to be exposed. Is it ...  Read Full »
Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like a case of phimosis. It can be treated by a simple circumcision. Those veins seen are normally present. Do not worry about surgery. It will not affect the blood...  Read Full »
How can the rashes on the head of my circumcised penis be treated?
Query: Hello doctor, I have rashes on the head of my circumcised penis. Kindly help.  Read Full »
Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is called pearly penile papules. It is not a disease. It is a physiological variant. There is nothing to worry. You can ignore it, it is not going to cause any harm. If you are ...  Read Full »
Is it compulsory that the foreskin has to retract during sex?
Query: Hello doctor, I got married three months back. And since then, I am not able to have sex with my wife. I am not able to retract my foreskin when erect, and the head of the penis is not visible. I can only retract it less than 1 cm. The foreskin on the penis is very soft, and I cannot roll it back. W...  Read Full »
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are not able to retract the foreskin over the tip of the penis, then most likely the skin is tight and it is due to phimosis. Though to make a diagnosis, evaluation is needed. This is a surgical condition, but it can be treated easily. Circumcision...  Read Full »


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