Avatar universal

Is there a health reason for being circumsized?

When I was three or turning three I was circumsized. My parents explained to me that I would always scratch at it which I vaguely remember but, anyway I always hear that there isnt really any medical reason to have it done. I was told something llike my foreskin wasn't growing at the same rate as the rest of me or something is that Even a thing? Is there any possibility of something like that? I dont really wanna ask about it anymore to my parents.
1 Responses
134578 tn?1614729226
There is something called phimosis, which you could look up.  My son is not circumcised, and it's been surprising to me how little his doctor knew about care of the penis in a young child, she even tried to pull up his foreskin which is a big no-no since there are connecting tissues that don't dissolve until later.  Can't tell you if your circumcision was medically necessary or not, like if you had phimosis (but at age 3 no one's foreskin can be pulled back, so it seems unusual that they would know if it is improperly tight at 3).  Overall, though, don't worry, some people are circumcised and others are not, it does not harm you to have been.  I think the American Academy of Pediatrics finally released a recommendation recently to circumcise.  If I recall it came down on that side of the issue because then the guy will not have as much of a chance to pass along HPV later, something like that.  Please don't worry about it, as I said, some guys are and some guys aren't, and they are all normal.
@AnnieBrooke You know what that just might be it
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Men's Health Community

Top Men's Health Answerers
1622896 tn?1562364967
London, United Kingdom
139792 tn?1498585650
Indore, India
11369760 tn?1449504372
Southwest , MI
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Get the facts about this disease that affects more than 240,000 men each year.
How to lower your heart attack risk.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Sean Cummings discusses which available erectile dysfunction treatments may have the best outcome for you
They got it all wrong: Why the PSA test is imperative for saving lives from prostate cancer
10 prostate cancer misconceptions debunked.