Circumcision reduces the bacteria that can live under the foreskin. This includes bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections or, in adults, STIs. Circumcised infants appear to have less risk of urinary tract infections than uncircumcised infants during the first year of life.
During a circumcision process, the foreskin is freed from the head of the male private part, and the excess foreskin is clipped off.
The procedure begins with medical staff cleaning then numbing the area, either with a small shot of medicine or numbing cream. They’ll put a clamp or ring on it, and the doctor removes the foreskin. A topical antibiotic ointment or petroleum jelly will then be put on the area, and it’s wrapped with gauze.
Circumcision is usually performed on the first or second day after birth. The procedure becomes more complicated and riskier in older babies, children, and men.
Like any other surgical procedure, there are risks in getting a circumcision. But this risk is low. Problems linked to circumcision include Pain, Risk of bleeding and infection at the site of the circumcision, Irritation of the glans, and a higher chance of mastitis.
You must talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of the procedure before deciding whether to undergo this procedure. Other factors, such as your culture, religion, and personal preference, will also be involved in your decision.