Circumcision (Baby)

Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin of the penis.

Circumcision may be done to make cleaning the penis easier or to help a thick foreskin retract (if it is not retractable on its own and causes pain with an erection). Circumcision is also done in some cultures due to religious beliefs.
Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin cannot be pulled back past the glans and this will require circumcision. The foreskin in a baby is not retractable until they are about three years of age, after which it will slowly start to open. By five, the foreskin is usually retractable.
Some slight bleeding may occur after circumcision.
Circumcision makes the penis easier to clean and may have aesthetic results as well.
What if the procedure is not performed?
The penis may not be adequately cleaned and may be prone to infection.
The foreskin will have to be retracted for cleaning.

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