This patient support community is for discussions relating to urology issues, benign prostate disease, penis curvature, cystisis, pediatric urology, prostate, sexual dysfunction and urological cancers.
I recently read that one of the side effects of circumcision is meatal stenosis and that uncircumcised men don't suffer from it. Is that correct? Also, would this side effect occur if a male had a frenoplasty? Do any of the other side effects of circumcision apply to a frenoplasty?
How are you? Circumcision is the surgical removal of some or all of the foreskin (prepuce) from the penis. Benefits of circumcision are less chances of infection, STD.
Minor complications after circumcision are bleeding and infection. Meatal stenosis ( a narrowing of the urethral opening) may be a longer-term complication of circumcision.
Meatal stenosis can lead to discomfort with urination, incontinence, bleeding after urination and UTI. Circumcisions may remove too much or too little skin. If insufficient skin is removed, the patient may develop pathological phimosis in later life. Other complications include concealed penis, urinary fistulas, chordee, cysts, lymphedema, ulceration of the glans (glands), necrosis of all or part of the penis, hypospadias, epispadias and impotence.
Frenuloplasty is the surgical alteration of a frenulum when its presence restricts range of motion between interconnected tissues.The most common sites where frenuloplasty is taken up are penis and tongue.
A short frenulum of the penis restricts normal retraction of the foreskin during erection (a condition known as frenulum breve). This may be a complication of circumcision or a naturally occurring event. The goal of treatment is to allow normal retraction of the foreskin. Circumcision may relieve this condition but is not indicated solely for treating frenulum breve. So, in case frenulum breve is treated by circumcision, then there is a possibility of the above mentioned complications, but not always.
All the best.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.