Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lynn | 2009-11-05

Q.

circumsision

I would like to know your view on circumcision please. Do you think it is a good thing and are there any disadvantages to it?
The reason for me asking, I contemplate to do my 10mnths old boy.
My eldest son (now 8yrs) has been done and it is if his penis just look smaller than other boys his age.
Is it normal for a boy' s penis to appear smaller when he has been circumcised?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Circumcision is only done these days if there is a good medical reason for this operation.It is a minor operation and there are usually no problems following the operation. The penis should not appear smaller after circumcision.If you are concerned about your eldest son's penis ask your doctor to have a look at him.

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