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Advantages and disadvantages of circumcision - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have few questions
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   Proceed with it
User :   I am planning to do circumcision for myself... Can you tell me the advantages and disadvantages of that?
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   27 years 9 months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What is the reason for getting it done?
User :   when i masturbate, i am not able to move the skin fully
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you got it examined by a Urologist?
User :   the foreskin is attached to the penis and it causes discomfort while masturbating
User :   not yet
User :   i am planning to get examined first before getting circumcised
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Yes, that is fine
Doctor :   it does offer some benefit in preventing urinary tract infections
Doctor :   and also in preventing penile cancers in adults
User :   Ok
User :   circumcision can be done for anybody
User :   ??
Doctor :   Yes, it can be
User :   what are the disadvantages of that?
Doctor :   There arent any disadvantages of doing it
Doctor :   except for the surgical procedure
User :   there wont be any impotency issues rite?
Doctor :   Not at all
User :   will the process be too painful?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   It is not a very painful procedure
Doctor :   it is a very simple one
User :   what exactly is done?
Doctor :   The foreskin shall be excised
Doctor :   it is a ritualistic procedure followed by certain religions
Doctor :   and is quite simple
Doctor :   no need to have any apprehensions about it
User :   should i get admitted in a hospital for that?
Doctor :   It can be done as a day care procedure as well
Doctor :   but nowadays, it is done in OT
Doctor :   can be discharged the same day
Doctor :   or else you shall have to get admitted the previous night
User :   Ok
User :   whether i ll be able to do normal activities immediately after that? say for eg, dancing
User :   ?
Doctor :   Yes, you can be
Doctor :   atleast after a day
User :   Ok
User :   there wont be any changes in my sexual desires after that rite?
Doctor :   they are just myths
Doctor :   nothing as such
User :   Ok
User :   one more doubt is, whether masturbation is bad for health
Doctor :   It is not bad
Doctor :   and is followed by all men
Doctor :   who are in the sexually active age
Doctor :   without a partner
User :   actually, i first masturbated when i was 16 to 17 years old
Doctor :   Yes, many start it before that
User :   but many of friends masturbated when they were 12 -13 years old
User :   what is the reason for that?
Doctor :   that has nothing to do
Doctor :   it is the exposure level to it
Doctor :   thats it
User :   actually i tried when i was 15 years old but i couldnt ejaculate
Doctor :   Ok
User :   once blood came out of my penis due to that
Doctor :   there cannot be specific reasons for that
Doctor :   bleeding could be due to rigorous trials
User :   ok
User :   will the urologist be able to do a potency test of my semen?
User :   before marriage?
Doctor :   Semen analysis can be done
Doctor :   for fertility issue
Doctor :   Potency, if you are getting an erection
Doctor :   it does mean you are potent
User :   there are no problems with my erections
User :   its just that my penis doesnt point straight when erect
Doctor :   Ok
User :   its sort of curved
Doctor :   that can be improvised after the circumcision
User :   ok
Doctor :   and is a common complaint
Doctor :   it is not moulded
Doctor :   in most men
Doctor :   so dont worry
User :   actually i am now nearing 28 and planning to get married in another 2 years
User :   so want to get rid of these issues before that
Doctor :   Sure
User :   so that i have a good sexual life
Doctor :   there isn't any problem
Doctor :   Have you been sexually active till date?
User :   ya... i masturbate regularly
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   No intercourse as such right?
User :   no
Doctor :   Fine
User :   actually, while i ejaculate, my semen doesnt come forcefully from the penis... it jus flows out without much force
User :   is it a normal thing?
Doctor :   it depends on the degree of stimulation
Doctor :   and there is nothing abnormal in it
Doctor :   and has no significance
User :   ok
User :   during circumcision, is it required that any of the family member to be present?
Doctor :   Not necessary
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other queries?
User :   no
User :   Thanks for your information
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   Sure
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