Writer: Mr. X (Guest writer)
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a disease where the bacteria accumulating in the foreskin spread into the urinary tract. These will cause inflammation, pain when peeing, and unpleasant liquid coming out from your peeing hole. Ouch!
It makes us easier to clean the penis by removing the foreskin altogether, thus decreasing the risks of bacteria developing.
It would be hard as a parent, seeing your little boy growing up and ending up being in a relationship and having sexual activities. However, this is a possibility that we cannot avoid.
Sexually transmitted disease (STDs) comes in many symptoms namely gonorrhea, syphilis, genital warts, and HIV/AIDS. Studies have shown that via adult circumcision or toddler circumcision, the risks of getting the STD reduced to 50% – 60%.
Getting circumcised also means that you don’t have to worry about getting foreskin issues like untractable foreskin, foreskin getting stuck in the zipper, or foreskin infections.
Traditional cut is a procedure of removing the foreskin using a scalpel. Doctors will pull the foreskin upwards and use the scalpel to cut. Then, a piece of suture is tied directly around the foreskin, which cuts off the blood supply to the foreskin, thus closing the wound.
PROS: Economically saving, accessible (a lot of doctors can do).
CONS: Longer healing time, uneven cut (scars), painful, lengthy procedure.
Price: RM300- 500
A bell-like device (probe) is placed underneath the foreskin, to separate the foreskin from the head of the penis. Then it is pulled up, and a clamp is placed and tightened to reduce blood flow to the area. Then a scalpel is used to cut the foreskin around the bell-like device. Last but not least, using a suture to stop the bleeding.
PROS: Better cut than traditional, medium-length procedure.
CONS: Long healing time, bleeding.
Price: RM400 – RM 1000
Using a stapler-like device, this method cut short the time, and minimize the bleeding. It cuts and placed a silicone ring on the wound, which will drop in a few days after the wound healed completely. Because this method is a sutureless circumcision, no suture is needed.
PROS: Excellent cut, minimal bleeding, less pain, short recovery time.
CONS: More costly compared to other techniques.
After getting the information needed, I contacted some clinics and got their prices to compare. I ended up going with choosing ZSR Circumcision from Premier Clinic (ZSR Circumcision – Sutureless, Painless), based on the reasons below:
Circumcised Vs Uncircumcised Penis
The procedure itself was very brief and comfortable. At first, Dr. Azizi (the doctor who treated me) gets me dressed in a surgical robe.
Then I am put onto a treatment bed, and my ‘down there’ area was numb using numbing cream for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, the doctor walked in again and was ready to start the procedure. First, he gave me local anesthesia, which is a brief stinging. Then I felt nothing throughout the process.
Then, he put the bell-like thingy on the head of my penis and inserted the clamp. The clamp tightened (I could feel the tightening), then voila! Finish! I got my foreskin cut just like that.
After the procedure, the doctor gave me some pain-killer and creams for applying to the wound.
They said the silicone ring would fall off by itself after a week. Personally, for me, mine fell off only after 3 days.
No bleeding, no keloid. Just a normal nice circular cut.
Doctors tips: To heal faster, Dr. Azizi recommended avoiding any alcohol during the healing period. Apply ointment from time to time to avoid any infection.
As a person who undergone this procedure recently, there are few things you need to remember:
So, here is my take on circumcision. If you have any questions regarding the procedure, you can contact them at this number +6012-662-5552. Everyone needs to start somewhere.