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What is Circumcision?

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the part of the foreskin over the head of the penis. Laser-based circumcision is way more effective and successful as compared to the traditional procedures. The foreskin is removed with a laser that ablates the skin and controls bleeding from the skin as well. Circumcision can be performed in males of any age.

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Overview

Laser Circumcision
Circumcision benefits:
  • Decreased risk of STDs
  • Reduced risk of urinary tract infections
  • No surgical scar after laser circumcision
  • Minimal risk of infection
  • Permanent solution for all foreskin problems
  • Enhances sexual pleasure for female partners
  • Reduced risk of penile cancer
ICD-10 codes for Phimosis:
  • N47.0 - Adherent prepuce, newborn
  • N47.1 - Phimosis
  • N47.2 - Paraphimosis
  • N47.6 - Balanoposthitis
  • N47.3 - Deficient foreskin
  • N47.4 - Benign cyst of the prepuce
  • N47.8 - Other disorders of the prepuce
  • N47.5 - Adhesions of prepuce and glans penis
  • N47.7 - Other inflammatory diseases of the prepuce
Complications of untreated phimosis:
  • Posthitis
  • Balanitis
  • Paraphimosis
  • Penile carcinoma
  • Voiding dysfunction
Phimosis in different languages:
  • Phimosis in Hindi: फाईमोसिस
  • Phimosis in Marathi: फिमोसिस
  • Phimosis in Telugu: ఫిమోసిస్
  • Phimosis in Tamil: முன்தோல் குறுக்கம்
  • Phimosis in Malayalam: ഫിമോസിസ്
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Treatment

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of phimosis begins with a simple, routine physical examination. Your urologist may ask questions about your medical history, symptoms, sexual activity, and any injury to the penis. The doctor may also examine the penis for signs of infection,  tight foreskin and related symptoms of phimosis.

The first thing that the urologist will do is ask about your symptoms and physically diagnose the condition. The urologist will try nonsurgical treatments to reduce the foreskin swelling such as pressing the penis with a hand or wrapping the penis in a tight bandage. After the swelling has been reduced, your urologist should be able to pull the foreskin back to its regular position. If the foreskin remains stuck there, the urologist might need to perform a circumcision to treat phimosis.

Surgery

Laser treatment is much safer than traditional procedures and causes very little pain. So, it is now considered the best treatment for phimosis. Not only adults but it can also be done in infants as the safety measures are high.

Laser circumcision is the safest option for people who have blood-related issues like Hemophilia. At Pristyn Care in Kanpur, the entire surgery through laser technique is performed under 10-20 minutes and involves a quicker recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of circumcision surgery in Kanpur?

In Kanpur, the cost of circumcision surgery can range between Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35,000. But this is not the same for every individual and is dependent on various factors like the doctor fee, medication cost, type and location of the hospital, etc.

Can phimosis cause erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Phimosis might cause ED, relapsing inflammation of the glans and foreskin, pain, and discomfort during sexual intercourse. Painful erection may lead to erectile dysfunction. Consult a doctor.

At what age a boy’s foreskin separate?

For many one-year-olds, the foreskin will have separated. 90 percent of four-year-old boys will have a separated foreskin. However, for some children, the separation may not happen until puberty. This is normal. In a rare condition called phimosis, the foreskin will never retract.

What are the benefits of getting circumcised?

Circumcision offers a wide variety of medical benefits. It acts as a preventive as well as treatment procedure for penile problems like phimosis, paraphimosis and balanitis. It reduces the risk of contracting STIs and UTIs. Also, circumcision at an early age provides significant protection against penile cancer.

Is phimosis a serious problem?

Phimosis is the condition in which the foreskin cannot be retracted over the head of the penis. If left untreated, it can cause more complications including balanitis, balanopostitis or paraphimosis. Getting prompt treatment for phimosis is necessary. Consult a urologist at Pristyn Care in Kanpur to get the best treatment for phimosis.

What is the recovery time after stapler circumcision? 

The recovery period for stapler circumcision is fast and smooth as compared to open surgery. The patient can rejoin their work within a day or two. However, complete recovery can take up to 2-4 weeks.

How do doctors diagnose phimosis?

The doctor performs a physical examination to properly check the penis and the foreskin. The patient may also be asked to get urine tests or swab to check for any urinary infections causing phimosis.

Does a circumcised penis look different?

A circumcised penis looks slender in comparison to a penis with a foreskin. Also, circumcision is considered to improve the physical appearance of the penis.

Does an uncircumcised penis smell bad?

An uncircumcised penis may smell bad due to the accumulation of sweat and smegma (a white sticky substance) under the foreskin. Sweat and smegma build up under the foreskin can increase the chances of penile infections. Thus, it is necessary to follow good hygiene practices and seek a doctor’s help when necessary.

What kind of doctor should I see for circumcision?

For circumcision treatment, you can either contact a urologist or a general surgeon. Both can help you in safe surgical removal of the foreskin.

Does circumcision surgery require hospitalization?

No, circumcision does not require hospitalization always. The surgery is usually done as a daycare treatment so it can be performed at the doctor’s clinic also.

What is phimosis?

Phimosis is defined as an inability to retract the foreskin or prepuce that covers the head of the penis.

What causes phimosis?

Phimosis can occur due to several issues such as –

  • Poor hygiene
  • Inflammation or infection in the foreskin
  • Retracting the foreskin forcibly before its ready
Can a man with phimosis make a woman pregnant?

Yes, absolutely. Phimosis may create discomfort for the man during sexual intercourse, but as long as he can ejaculate semen, there are always chances of pregnancy. Phimosis does not affect the fertility of the man.

What is circumcision?

Circumcision refers to the surgical removal of the foreskin, covering the tip of the penis. It can be done for both religious as well as medical reasons.

Who can treat phimosis?

Urologists generally treat phimosis by performing advanced circumcision procedures. Consult Pristyn Care for advanced circumcision by the top urologists in Kanpur.

Does circumcision affect penis size?

No, circumcision does not affect the penis size in males. Circumcision can be done after birth or later in life for several social, religious, or medical reasons, but it does not affect penis size during any stages of life.

Does circumcision hurt? 

No, circumcision is done under local or general anesthesia so that the patient does not feel any pain. However, mild discomfort may occur at the surgical site after the procedure.

How to cure phimosis at home?

Phimosis can be managed by several home remedies, such as maintaining proper penile health, which includes regularly washing the foreskin to prevent the buildup of dirt, bacteria, urine, etc. In addition, people sometimes also stretch the foreskin back, but it must be done in a gentle and careful manner to avoid pain or bleeding. However, surgical procedure is the only effective way to treat phimosis.

What is the difference between phimosis and paraphimosis?

Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin cannot retract from around the tip of the penis. Paraphimosis is a condition where the foreskin is retracted but cannot move back to its normal position.

What causes paraphimosis?

Paraphimosis can be caused due to several reasons, including the following-

  • Tight foreskin than usual
  • Physical trauma in the genital area
  • Pulling the foreskin back too forcefully
  • Having a foreskin that has been pulled back for an extended period
Can I have sex with phimosis?

There is no strict restriction regarding having sex with phimosis. However, sexual intercourse while having phimosis can be immensely painful for men and, in severe cases, even lead to tearing of the foreskin.

How to cure phimosis?

There are several surgical as well as non-surgical treatment methods for phimosis. Some of the treatment methods include-

  • Exercise
  • Prescription medication
  • Over-the-counter medicines such as creams, ointments, etc.
  • Surgery which includes circumcision, preputioplasty, and frenuloplasty.
How to apply phimosis cream?

Phimosis creams or topical steroid cream can help soften the foreskin and make it easier to retract. However, it is important to be gentle with the foreskin while massaging the cream.

  • You can begin by covering the areas around the tip of your penis.
  • Gently massage the cream into the foreskin tissue until the cream is adequately absorbed into the skin.
Can phimosis occur in children? 

Yes, phimosis can occur in children as well as infants. However, in infants, phimosis usually goes away by the age of 7. If the condition still persists, you may opt for circumcision to treat it.

Is coconut oil good for phimosis?

Coconut oil offers natural lubrication to reduce dry skin around the penis. Gently massaging coconut oil can prevent phimosis or manage the pain during phimosis.

When to consult the doctor in case of a circumcised baby?

You may have to consult the doctor in case –

  • The baby doesn’t pee within 12 hours of the circumcision.
  • There is blood on their diaper larger than the size of a quarter.
  • Redness or swelling around their penis gets worse.
  • Signs of infection or pus.
  • Foul-smelling, cloudy drainage that comes from the tip of their penis.
  • The plastic ring used during circumcision is still intact even after 2 weeks of surgery.
How long does it take to heal from circumcision surgery?

Complete recovery may take 3-4 weeks after the circumcision procedure whereas you can resume regular activities within 2 days of surgery. You may be given dietary restrictions and post-operative tips by your doctor or healthcare institutions after your circumcision procedure.

Do I have phimosis?

If you are unable to retract your foreskin from the tip of your penis and trying to pull it down causes discomfort and pain for a long time, then it is highly likely that you are suffering from phimosis.

Is circumcision the only treatment option for phimosis? 

Circumcision is an effective way to treat phimosis but not the only way. There are several home remedies and over-the-counter creams and medications that can manage the symptoms of phimosis. However, circumcision is the most effective method to treat phimosis.

What factors affect the cost of circumcision in Kanpur?

Most babies recover from circumcision without any problems. However, chances of complications are about 1% depending on the surgical expertise of the surgeon and the medical health of the patient. Several factors that affect the cost of adenoidectomy are –

  • Type of procedure
  • Consultation fee of the urologist
  • Choice of the hospital for the procedure
  • Type of anesthesia used (local or general)
  • Post-consultation charges
  • Cost of medications
  • Insurance coverage
Is there insurance coverage for circumcision?

Some health insurance companies cover the cost of circumcision partially or fully if it is for medical reasons. Insurance for circumcision is not covered by the insurance companies if it is done for religious or social purposes. Pristyn Care has a dedicated team for assitance insurance approval for circumcision procedures within 10-20 minutes. However, the insurance claim depends on your insurance policy and the terms and conditions set by the insurance provider.

How can I get the best urologists for circumcision in Kanpur?

Consider the following factors while choosing the best urologists for circumcision in Kanpur-

  • Reputation of the hospital
  • Experience of the urologists
  • Experience of performing circumcision in children
  • Reputation of the surgeon
  • Number of surgeries performed
  • Track record of successful surgeries
  • Accessibility of the surgeon
  • Patients’ reviews
Can phimosis cause cancer?

Phimosis does not directly lead to cancer. However, people with phimosis are at more risk of developing penile cancer.

When I can have sex or masturbate after circumcision?

You must avoid sexual intercourse or masturbation for at least 6 weeks after the circumcision surgery. However, you may consult the doctor before resuming your daily routine to avoid any infections and complications.

At what age is phimosis a problem?

Phimosis usually gets cured on its own by the age of 7. If it still persists, it may be a problem depending on the amount of discomfort it can cause to the individual. Contact Pristyn Care for more information on circumcision surgery for phimosis.

Get painless and stitchless laser circumcision in Kanpur

Pristyn Care provides advanced laser-assisted circumcision in Kanpur. Laser circumcision is a non-invasive method of foreskin removal that does not involve cuts, stitches, wounds, long-term scars, and inflicts no pain. It is a highly safe and effective technique of circumcision that does not cause any harm or damage to the penis. Also, the laser circumcision offered by us is approved by USFDA and performed by experienced circumcision surgeons. Thus, if you have been looking for the right place to get painless circumcision, Pristyn Care is just the place for you. Call us to book your appointment with one of our specialists near you in Kanpur.

Why should you choose laser circumcision over conventional circumcision surgery?

In the advanced laser procedure, the laser device cuts the foreskin without causing damage or trauma to the nearby tissue, enabling faster recovery and less postoperative pain.

Other benefits of undergoing circumcision by laser include-

  • A quick, 10-20 minutes, painless procedure
  • Aesthetically pleasing results
  • Minimum blood loss during the procedure
  • high success rate
  • No need to get daily dressing after circumcision
  • Permanent solution for all foreskin problems
  • Resume a normal life routine within 48 hours
  • The procedure does not affect the man’s fertility
  • Faster recovery

Visit your nearest Pristyn Care to consult our expert surgeons for a circumcision operation in Kanpur.

Who needs to undergo circumcision?

One of the most common medical reasons for circumcision is phimosis. Phimosis is a foreskin problem characterized by difficulty in retracting the foreskin, that is too tight to be pulled back. It is commonly found in infants and sometimes in adults. Phimosis is classified into two forms-physiological and pathological phimosis

Physiological phimosis is the problem in which the foreskin adhesions that are present naturally from birth and failed to develop in childhood.

Pathological phimosis mostly appears in adults which may be caused by bacterial or inflammatory conditions.

If phimosis is left untreated, it may result in the progressive strangling of the glans. The doctor suggests surgery for phimosis when it cannot be cured by nonsurgical treatment options.

Other medical reasons for male circumcision include:

  • Paraphimosis: A semi-emergency condition in which the foreskin gets stuck behind the shaft of the penis, forming a tight ring around it.
  • Balanitis- Inflammation of the head of the penis (glans penis)
  • Balanoposthitis: Inflammation of both glans penis and the foreskin
  • Posthitis- Inflammation of the foreskin

In addition, lichen sclerosis (skin disease), recurrent urinary infections, and genital warts can also be treated through circumcision

Other than medical reasons, some males may choose to get circumcised for cosmetic purposes, or improved sexual performance.

Why Pristyn Care should be your first choice for laser circumcision surgery in Kanpur?

We offer the following benefits to the patients undergoing circumcision surgery:

  • Advanced non-invasive laser technique
  • No overnight hospitalization-Outpatient/daycare procedure
  • A team of expert surgeons performs laser surgery
  • Complete privacy and confidentiality
  • Care Buddy to look after the paperwork and other formalities at the hospital
  • Free pickup and drop to and from the hospital on the day of the circumcision surgery
  • A flexible payment system and no upfront payment is required

Circumcision in adults

Circumcision is more associated with adults than in infants. Patients who undergo circumcision usually do it for religious or medical reasons. Here is what you can expect during the surgery –

  • During the procedure – The anesthesiologists administer anesthesia before the surgery to sedate your surgical site for a painless experience. The procedure can take anywhere between 10-20 minutes, depending on the surgical expertise of the urologists and the medical health of the patient. The doctor clips the foreskin away from the tip of the penis and removes the excess skin. The skin is then cauterized or stitched back to the shaft with sutures that eventually dissolve. You can go home on the same day of the surgery if your doctor sees you fit.
  • After the surgery – You’re likely to experience swelling and bruising during the initial hours after the surgery. Applying ice to your groin for 10 to 20 minutes after every two hours can help reduce pain after the surgery. It is also important to change your dressing frequently, as suggested by your medical practitioner, to keep your penis clean and prevent infection.

Circumcision in children

Circumcision in infants can be performed on the second or third day after the birth. Some people prefer circumcising their children during later stages in life due to social, religious, or medical purposes. It is important to consult a physician regarding your child’s health before their circumcision procedure. If you are considering circumcision for your child, here are some things you should know-

  • Preparing your baby for the procedure – First, consult the doctor regarding your baby’s health and all the risks and complications involved during the procedure. In some cases, when the baby is born premature, involving problems related to penile health, etc., parents can delay the procedure. Your medical practitioner will explain all the possible risks and complications related to the surgery, and after you have signed the consent form, the doctor will begin the procedure.
  • During the procedure – If the circumcision is done for the newborn, they’ll be awake during the procedure. Once the procedure is done, the doctor will inject an anesthetic near the base of the penis to ease the pain. Doctors may choose to apply cream reliever ointment as an alternative to anesthetic injection. The surgeon inserts clamps or plastic rings to clip off the excess foreskin. The ring that stays on usually falls off a few days after the circumcision. The surgery usually takes around 10-20 minutes, and you can leave with your baby a few hours after the procedure after consulting the doctor.
  • After the procedure – The procedure may make your kid fussy and irritable and so it is not advisable to put pressure on their penis. The tip of the penis may appear red and swollen, along with a yellow crust on the tip as well. This should go away on its own within 7 to 10 days after the procedure. You can gently wash the penis and regularly change the bandages while changing their diapers. You can use lubrication to keep the penis from sticking to the diaper. Changing diapers regularly can help ward off infection.

Benefits of Laser circumcision

Laser circumcision – Laser circumcision is an advanced method used as an alternative for traditional circumcision procedures. This involves the removal of the foreskin of the penis surgically for religious or medical purposes. It involves a laser or a powerful light beam to remove the foreskin around the tip of the penis. Surgeons with laser circumcision are able to achieve high precision, making it a more preferred surgical method today. Laser circumcision involves faster recovery and fewer chances of complications.

Benefits of laser circumcision include the following-

  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Minimum side effects
  • Faster recovery
  • No hospital stay
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Painless procedure
  • Higher success rate
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