Tuesday, 27 December 2016

ASK THE DOCTOR - What is circumcision?

QUESTION:
I am a 32-year-old man deeply in love with a muslim girl. I am going to marry her soon. Her family members have insisted that I should get myself ‘circumcised’ before marriage. I want to know what exactly is circumcision and how many days will it take to heal the wound?
- A Mhatre



ANSWER:
Circumcision is a small surgery. It takes only 20-30 minutes and is done under local anaesthesia. The patient is sent home on the same day after a couple of hours. One can have it done by any general surgeon in a hospital or a nursing home. The wound heals within seven to ten days, however, sexual intercourse in not advised for about four to six weeks after the surgery.

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