Circumcision is the surgery that removes the foreskin, which is a skin fold that covers and protects the tip of the penis. Circumcision is a treatment for medical conditions of the penis of children and adults, such as balanitis (inflammation of the tip of the penis), phimosis (the impossibility of peeling off the tip of the penis) or paraphimosis.
Phimosis is any general situation where the foreskin is tight and can not be withdrawn at the base of the gland. It is a congenital, physiological, normal, natural condition present in most boys. Phimosis naturally disappears spontaneously through masturbation or sexual contact. There is no preset age when this has to happen. In extremely rare cases, phimosis persists in adulthood.
A phimosis is always responsible for local maceration (secretion failure, urine stagnation) with infection. In addition, a phimosis makes sexual intercourse difficult; in the case of forced decay, a phimosis can turn into paraphimosis (strangulation of the base of the gland through a preputial ring too tight). Treatment – When the phimosis is not too serious, after the local disinfection, the preputial ring can gradually enlarge by maneuvers gentle and repeated offset. When phimosis is serious, it is indispensable to surgically enlarge the preputial ring. Surgical treatment of fossa is done under local anesthesia and lasts for 20-30 minutes.
Complications after circumcision are rare. The most common complications are pain, bleeding, infection at the site of circumcision or at the outer end of the urethra (tube that connects the bladder to the tip of the penis).