CIRCUMCISION IS NOT RECOMMENDED BETWEEN THE AGES OF 2-6

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IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO DECAPITATE WITH LOCAL ANESTHESIA BETWEEN THE AGES OF 2-6

Emphasizing that circumcision is protective against urinary tract infections, Turkey iHealth member and JCI hospital clinic Urologist Associate Doctor in Antalya, “This surgical procedure should be performed at the most appropriate time and condition for the child.”
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It is believed that circumcision performed under inappropriate conditions between the ages of 2-6, when children begin to realize their sexual identity, can lead to psychological negative effects.

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Urologist Associate Doctor who also said that the advantages of circumcision in terms of health are most visible in circumcisions performed during the newborn period. “As the age of circumcision increases, these advantages are used less and less. The fact that circumcision is considered a simple procedure also brings with it the risk of erroneous circumcision.”

Circumcision performed under inappropriate conditions can lead to many complications, such as wound infection, bleeding, and penile injuries. As a result of these, sexual dysfunction and psychological problems may occur due to cosmetic problems associated with poor healing and functional problems that disrupt the function of the penis. In order for circumcision to end in a healthy way, it must be performed with surgical intervention in operating room conditions, clean and sterile conditions,” said.

“Between the ages of 2-6, it can be performed under general anesthesia if possible, and at other ages, it can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Circumcision performed during the newborn period has advantages such as ease of surgical procedure, quick wound healing in the baby, ease of post-circumcision care and no psychological trauma in the newborn.”

Assoc., who also gives information about the different application techniques of circumcision. “Circumcision can be applied with different methods such as surgical method, laser or cautery method, bell method. The most commonly used, safe method with the least side effects is surgery. The surgical method is classically performed in the form of surgical excision of the foreskin and suturing the ends together using aesthetic and absorbable sutures.

The surgical method also does not require the removal of a dressing or suture. painkillers and cream therapy are applied for 2-3 days. There is no need to use antibiotics after circumcision performed in sterile conditions in the operating room.” Complications that can be encountered are damage such as leaving the skin too much or too little, formation of poor healing tissue, bleeding, infection, deformities and damage to the urinary tract,” he concluded his words.

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