A circumcision is an operation to cut away the foreskin of your penis. The foreskin is the sleeve of loose skin that covers the end (head) of your penis.
What are the benefits?
A circumcision may relieve problems such as a tight foreskin that:
- Is causing problems with passing urine and/or causing infections.
- Is causing pain during sexual intercourse.
It is important to speak with your consultant about why a circumcision is being recommended for you. If you decide not to go ahead with the procedure or an alternative treatment, you will continue to have symptoms such as those outlined above.