Every year, the number of babies in the US who have circumcisions varies significantly. The percentage varies between 12% to 87% depending on the state, even though the overall figure is reported to be 60%. Put simply, there is a good chance that if you are a guy, you have had your circumcision.
During their adult years, men who were not circumcised as newborns can think about having the surgery done. When they do, there are generally two reasons why they do it: either they have a personal choice, or they are dealing with medical problems. If you are dealing with these problems, contact a Circumcision Urologist Brooklyn.
Reasons for getting circumcision in adult age
- Personal choice
You may change your religion to one that requires or promotes circumcision. Men are also preferred to be circumcised in several traditions of culture. For other guys, shaving off the foreskin is just an exercise of personal preference driven by improved cleanliness and aesthetic concerns.
- Avoiding and handling health issues
By getting the foreskin removed by circumcision, you may be at a decreased risk of getting constant urinary tract infections, penile cancer, and some sexually transmitted illnesses.
Circumcision may also be needed to cure or prevent the following conditions:
- Phimosis and paraphimosis
Phimosis is a disorder in which the tissue around the tip of your penis thickens up, making it difficult for you to retract the foreskin. The opposing condition is called paraphimosis. When you have paraphimosis, the tissue roll surrounding the tip of your penis is so tight that you cannot stretch it back. The foreskin rolls around, or you push it back. Both disorders may arise due to an infection, scarring, or, occasionally, poor personal cleanliness.
Care for paraphimosis has to be administered right away. In addition to producing swelling, the rolled-up foreskin could cut off the penis’ blood supply. Lack of immediate medical care causes tissue death and gangrene from blood loss.
- Infections and inflammation
Men who lack circumcision may get infections and inflammation under their foreskin. Posthitis is a word used to refer to an illness when the inflammation solely affects the foreskin. Inflammation in the upper part of your penis is referred to as balanitis. You have balanoposthitis when both sides are inflamed.
- Foreskin injury
Your penis’s foreskin can get severely injured as it covers the tip of the penis. Any wound that tears the foreskin can damage the urethral opening and the surrounding skin.
Depending on the extent of the injury and whether there are personal or religious challenges to circumcision, your doctor could advise removing a damaged foreskin instead of healing it.